The Future Is Now

In fourth grade, the “Cars of the Future” in our science books looked like missiles. They were sleek and aerodynamic, and the passengers sat one behind the other in a row like in a ride at the county fair. The men of the future wore very tight clothing with their pants tucked into their boots. The moms of the future wore dresses that seemed to be made of aluminum foil. I recall trying to envision my parents in the future …


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One comment on “The Future Is Now

  1. Barb Burkholder on said:

    Love your articles. So folksy. I can tell that you too are a Midwesterner. I laughed when I read about the future. We all thought in regards to “The Jetsons” and the Twilight Zone and Star Trek versions of “The Future.”
    Now we have skyping so that we can see each other from far away if we have the technology.
    I had a conversation with a friend the other day. We were talking about how much more we do for our kids than our parents did for us. We both laughed because we both have two kids, whereas our parents had 5 and 7. No wonder they couldn’t help out more – they were inundated with kids!!!
    LOL! Thanks for the Friday read. Love your articles. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and can relate to your articles more than you will ever know.
    Barb Burkholder

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