There have been many inventions since 1976, when I was 5 and starting kindergarten in Lake Oswego, Oregon. "The Old Days" as my kids refer to the years I was growing up in the 70s and 80s. Microwaves, digital watch (that was a hot look!), VHS & Beta, ATARI, Rollerblades, MTV, Walkmans, CDs, Personal Computers, MS - DOS, Cabbage Patch Kids, Disposable Cameras, Disk Cameras, Cordless Phones, Mobile Phones, Email, The Internet, Flat Screen TVs, Blue Ray, Laptops, iPhones, iPods. iPads the list goes on and on...
I got a good laugh to see that one that that hasn't changed in over 35 years -- Kindergartner's wearing a big tag with their bus number to ensure they get on the right one the first week of school.
Happy Back to School!
|Me, 1976. First day of kindergarten at Uplands, Lake Oswego, OR. My dog Spot is 4 months old. Class of '89.|
|Jackson, 5 years old too. First day of Kindergarten 2012. Class of 2025. (this is approx photo 55 - Jackson was over it!)|