Tuesday, June 1, 2010
What did we do before we had the internet?
As I got older I also discovered books! I could not believe we could borrow books from a library, for free. And there were so many. My favorites were the Mrs Piggle Wiggle series and another featuring a girl named Ginny. For the life of me I can’t remember (good old pre-menopause kickin in again) the name of the books but I remember the character and the stories.
What always intrigued me the most about the library was the adults only section. What could be back there? They looked just like all the other books. Of course the only reason I was intrigued was because it was forbidden. And once you do have access to the forbidden it loses its mystery and then is no big deal which I found out once I was old enough to go to that section. And now that I’ve read a few, the romance novels probably should have been in that section as well. But I’m so glad they weren’t.
The best thing now about having internet though is that you can do research so much quicker online than going through a million encyclopedias.
What else did I do before the internet?
Catch grasshoppers, frogs and fireflies
Ride my bike or roller skate
Talk on the phone with friends for hours
Listen to records in my room
Bake! Cakes, cookies, tarts