Wednesday, February 08, 2006

So what else is new...?

Today’s my birthday. And my stock answer to anyone asking how old I am is : “Quite a bit older than I’d like to be.”

To give you a few clues, when I was born :

  • No one knew what a plastic bag was.
  • Radios stood on the floor and had aerials stuck up on the roof.
  • Tail-lights had to be turned on manually at the back of the car.
  • Girls wore dresses. Always.
  • Boys had very short hair. Always.
  • Women wore gloves and hats every time they left the house.
  • Our frig ran on kerosene.
  • There was a war on. (So, what’s new?)
  • Icecream came in two choices: vanilla, or chocolate-coated vanilla - both in a cone.
  • Our telephone number had 3 digits.

My mother was reading a novel during the early stages of labour and her aunt snatched it away from her, and told her she would damage the baby reading stuff like that.

Now there’s a book I wish I knew the title of . Think what I could blame on that author…

Weird stuff:

From yesterday’s paper. A woman here is being charged with apostasy. If found guilty, she could possibly go to jail. She says she’s not a Muslim. And according to the New Straits Times, the prosecutor argued that she was “and the fact that she was charged in the Syariah court proved it.”

Huh?

8 comments:

Bayre (Laura) said...

Happy birthday. Come visit on Live Journal.

Bayre (Laura)

Fiona said...

Happy birthday, Glenda! :D

Satima said...

Hey, Glenda, you share your birthday with my son, Kurt, who lives in Canberra and is a heavy rock muso! I hope you're both having a wonderful day.

You and I are the same vintage and our memories are similar. I however, grew up in England and only saw ice-cream once before I was about five or six years old. It was about the size of, say, a stack of four 50c pieces and wrapped in metallic paper. I wasn't sure I liked it:-)I've been test-tasting ever since, however, and have, after much research and due consideration, decided that I do!

So glad you've got a blog, but don't let it keep you from the WIP - I'm longing for the new trilogy!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Glenda!

But did you call the radio the wireless?

KJ in Bangkok

Glenda Larke said...

Satima, come to think of it, the chocolate coating was probably not in evidence in the year of my birth, what with a war on and all...

KJ, nice to hear from you. Hope you got yr visa all fixed up by now?

And thanx everyone for visiting

Glenda Larke said...

Oh, and yes, come to think of it was indeed a wireless!

mops said...

You're 12, aren't you?

Hope you had a good one!

xx

Glenda Larke said...

Yeah, I wish, Mops...mental age perhaps. In that respect I am getting younger by the day.