Friday, 18 January 2008

Five things...

Xtreme English tagged me to do one of these crazy memes that are going around.
I'm supposed to name five things in my current life that I never dreamed would be in my future when I was 25 years old. Then I have to tag five other people who, hopefully, will do the same and report back! OK... let's go! (be warned, it's pretty boring)

Thinking back to when I was 25, I had been married for 4 years, I had emigrated to Canada and was living in Toronto, a very long way from my family in England.
  • At 25, I couldn't imagine how my life would change with the responsibility of children, but OlderSon was born the following year, and YoungerSon followed a few years later. And I managed fine. My family has grown. I have two gorgeous daughters-in-law. A bouncy grandpuppy, two grandkitties and two grandhorses. And a beautiful grandbaby about to make his/her debut. Yippee!
  • International travel was non-existent during my childhood, so I never throught I would see the wonderful places I have visited... Egypt, Israel, France, Greece, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, USA... the list goes on.
  • I didn't imagine working for the same company until retirement, but I did.
  • I certainly didn't envision having a computer of my own, or a fax machine, or a cell phone, or playing video games, or being able to communicate with people all over the world via the magic of the Internet.... all futuristic technology back in 1970.
  • As children, my friends and I would wonder if we would be alive when 1999 turned into 2000. It seemed so far in the future. But here I am, I survived Y2K and I intend to stay around for quite a few more years.

I'm not tagging anyone to do this... if you want to take up the challenge , please do!

9 comments:

Luke said...

interesting facts! thanks for sharing!

Xtreme English said...

Thanks, Ex-Shammy....That's great! It just goes to show there is at least one happy person willing to do this meme. Moving to another country is a huge leap. Devon's loss is Canada's gain.

dabrah said...

Hi, Ex-Shammickite, it's nice to see you're back and blogging. I liked that meme, and would do it myself, only I could probably copy and paste at least 3 of yours. If i think of something new I might.

bigbikerbob said...

Hi again,As extreme just said, this particular meme if I did it, it would be very similar to yours I think.
Thanks for comments on my blog, it seems so far that most bloggers I know agree with us.

bigbikerbob said...

Me again, Sorry I meant as dabrah said.Me I'm going ruddy senile I think.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

wow!!!!!
Yes you got even over 1999/2000 heh? what a strage things can one think when you are youngh, Nice to knowing more of you...

Look at my 'adventures" with Ios my dag and more..in Amsterdam....

Have a great weekend,

JoAnn (Holland)

Ginnie said...

Since my dadwas a preacher and had to always put up his own signs, I had quite the laugh. Even though I could never see him putting this up, I actually think he'd get a chuckle out of it. (People need to lighten up a bit!)

Ming the Merciless said...

Cool stories!

Congratulations for being a grandmother-to-be.

Peter said...

I think I could almost sign the same text... (only changing the names of the countries visited)!