Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Times They Are A Changing

I received a phone call tonight from my grandbabies.  Well I have to admit they had some help from their mom, after all they are only two.  The difference in this call and every phone call I have ever received was this was a face time call.  Now I am not living in the dark ages I had heard of face time but until tonight I had never had a phone call, that included face time, I am very thankful that I didn’t grab the phone while standing naked in the bathroom, which I have been known to do, but don’t imagine I will ever again.  Some things are just best left unseen.

Now I know how my mamma felt when we had the conversation about potato chips.  I had fixed her dinner one night which was a hamburger and she asked for some potato chips.  I got her the chips and she started telling me the story of the first time she had potato chips.  She said that she and my dad had driven to a restaurant on the causeway over in Mobile Alabama, and they had potato chips on their menu.  She said this was the first time she had ever had potato chips, and they were wonderful, she and dad both loved them.  I was really surprised, so I said do you mean you had to go to a restaurant to get potato chips?  She laughed and said well Debra Ann they didn’t always come in a bag!  I started laughing and said so you mean you are older than potato chips?  She looked a little stunned and then laughed and said well I guess I am. 
Then I think of the cattle business, how much things have changed, just since Ronnie and I have been together.  The Certified Angus Beef Program was formed in 1978 to provide assurances of beef quality and flavor.  Back in the 70's consumers were dissatisfied with beef quality.  Ronnie and I had known each other since our days in 4-H , but we didn't seriously start dating until 1978.  The first pound of Certified Angus Beef® was purchased at Renzetti's IGA in Columbus, Ohio in 1978.  Here we are in 2013 Ronnie and I have been married 34 years and are grandparents.  In 2013 Certified
Angus Beef LLC reported record sales of its signature Certified Angus Beef® brand marketing more than 60 million pounds of product every month.  I guess one day I will have to explain to my grandchildren that yes I am older than Certified Angus Beef®  To learn more about go to  Certified Angus Beef®
There are so many things that have changed, I remember our first cell phone.  Ronnie carried it around in a big old bag we though it was the coolest thing ever.  Now I have a phone that I can carry in my back pocket with it I can take pictures, video, send email, receive email and text message and yes face time!  For family and friends that know me and understand how phone challenged I am, I said the phone could do it not that I was very good at using it.  I guess one day I will be trying to explain a rotary dial phone to my grandchildren because after all I am older than cell phones.  

Times they really are a changing!