I've been thinking recently about how much better the cell phone has made our lives. Walking around the grocery store, you see people getting last minute instructions or just keeping in touch. No more tracking your kids or spouse around the store when it's check out time. We used to worry about long distance and now I can call other states any time I want.
The use of camera phones is great. Instead of having to grab a camera to take that must-get shot, one simply reaches into a pocket and takes it. Instead of going to a store to get the film developed, one sees the instant shot and can send it to friends, family and even online buddies in minutes. I love getting photos of my niece and nephews' kids weekly.
While pondering these good new days, I ran across a joke about the good old days.
A teenage boy and his grandfather go fishing one day. While fishing, the old man starts talking about how times have changed.
The young man picks up on this and starts talking about the various problems and diseases going around.
Teen says, "Grandpa, they didn't have a whole lot of problems with all these diseases when you were young, did they?"
Grandpa replies, "Nope."
Teen says, "Well, what did you guys use for safe sex?"
Grandpa replies, "A wedding ring."
Maybe we should keep some of those good old days.