Saturday, April 21, 2012


When I was growing up, the term remote meant far away. Now there are 4 on the night stand.
Computer? Huh?
Microwave? Double huh!
Phones without cords? That was on sci-fi shows or in the comics. And we had ONE for the whole house.
TVs? One then, numerous now.
Books without bindings? What?
I could go on and on as we all know. The accumulation of stuff that we didn't have growing up and can't live without now is seriously amazing!
I am convinced that computers generate paper as I never had as many little slips with VERY important info on them before I had a computer. And please note, I have had a PC for a VERY long time.
But the stuff we tend to accumulate is getting out of hand.
I need more feet for the numbers of shoes I have. It is sickening how long I could go without repeating the same article of clothing. Now, since I'm so honest, I also take good care of my things and they tend to last but still...
How about the cooking/kitchen gadgets that are supposed to save us time? Maybe, but that's after the 20 minutes it takes for us to remember where we put them.
I just came back from the 10 year old's baseball game...gone are the days of carrying your mitt and bat. Each kid lugs a bag that the airlines would double the fees as a carry-on. Filled with stuff. And the parents? They have baggage carts for all their stuff.
Over the years I have had maybe 10-15 garage/yard sales as well as having made huge item donations to various charities. All the 'stuff' I rid myself of hopefully has made someone else happy but aren't I just transferring stuff from point A to point B? One man's stuff is another man's...stuff! There is no end.....
Listen to George Carlin's take on stuff and then go clean up!


JoJo said...

I love George Carlin's 'a place for my stuff'!!!

I remember the time I missed Charlie Brown Christmas, in the mid-70s. I had a complete and total meltdown over it. All my friends would have seen it. My parents snapped, 'it'll be on next year, quit crying or we'll give you something to cry about!' Now, it's shown like 6,000 times during the holidays, plus available on DVD, or you can DVR it to watch over and over....

nutschell said...

it really is amazing just how much things have changed--mostly because of advances in technology:)
Happy A-Zing!

Abracadebra Designs said...

Hey Barbra, What about all the stuff one collects when one is an avid crafter? With all the cool crafting you do, I bet you have enought craft stuff to last a few lifetimes? ;)

Barbra said...

Oh,Debbie,don't get me started!!!