Whether you’re in your 50’s, 60’s, 70’s or 80’s, each decade has left a mark on us.

From the simple joys of childhood to the complexities of adulthood, we’ve been shaped and molded into resilient people.

This writing below captures those experiences and reminds us how far we’ve come. Enjoy

“They call us ‘The Elderly’

We were born in the 40-50-60’s.
We grew up in the 50-60-70’s.
We studied in the 60-70-80’s.
We were dating in the 70-80-90’s.

We got married and discovered the world in the 70-80-90’s.
We venture into the 80-90’s.
We stabilized in the 2000’s.
We got wiser in the 2010’s.
And we are going firmly through and beyond 2020.

Turns out we’ve lived through EIGHT different decades…
TWO different centuries…
TWO different millennia…

We have gone from the telephone with an operator for long-distance calls to video calls to anywhere in the world.

We have gone from slides to YouTube, from vinyl records to online music, from handwritten letters to email and Whats App.

From live matches on the radio to black and white TV, color TV, and then to 3D HD TV.

We went to the Video store and now we watch Netflix.

We got to know the first computers, punch cards, floppy disks and now we have gigabytes and megabytes on our smartphones.

We wore shorts throughout our childhood and then long trousers, Oxfords, flares, shell suits & blue jeans.

We dodged infantile paralysis, meningitis, polio, tuberculosis, swine flu and COVID-19.

We rode skates, tricycles, bicycles, mopeds, cars and now some of us drive hybrids or electric.

Yes, we’ve been through a lot but what a great life we’ve had!

They could describe us as “exennials”; people who were born in that world of the fifties, who had an analog childhood and a digital adulthood.


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We’ve kind of “Seen-It-All”!
Our generation has literally lived through and witnessed more than any other in every dimension of life.

It is our generation that has literally adapted to “CHANGE”.

A big round of applause to all of us, a very special generation.”

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