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I am committed to acknowledging connections throughout the generations--past, present, and future--and igniting a sense of extraordinary family purpose in individuals in THIS generation. Let me help you discover your "roots" as well as strengthen the "branches" of your family tree. If you have had painful experiences in your family line, then this is the blog for you! In fact, all of us will see that as we strengthen ourselves, we strenthen our entire FAMILY TREE through the power of our positive influence.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Memory Lane Monday: Technology

I hardly remember technological advances in my childhood.  Television added color.  Styles of TVs changed from consoles to portables.  Old console stereos became more compact.  We had recorders using cassette tapes—which became outdated by CDs, and now we have MP3s.  We had Walkmans which were also replaced by IPods.  Telephones all looked the same when I was little.  They were all black-with rotary dials.  That’s it.  Then phone styles changed.  When I was a teen, I wanted (but never got) a pink “princess-style phone”.  Eventually cell phones (very large and bulky) were invented.  They progressed through style after style until now they are like small computers with Internet, texting, and cameras built in, etc.  Now, it’s rare for someone to not have a cell phone. 

I appreciate the convenience of having a cell phone to keep in touch with my family.  I also love using the Internet, which didn’t exist when I was a child.  It affords me the opportunity to work from home and run my own company.  (see

I do NOT like texting, but I imagine, in time, I will be using it regularly.  It seems that, with technology, that’s the way it goes.  The longer it’s around, we think we can’t live without it.

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