Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Vintage Thingie Thursday/Human Touch

I am going back in human times on Coloradolady's Vintage Thingies Thursday. There are a lot of very interesting vintage finds presented each week.  Just click on image and it will take you to

A  mother and daughter spending quality time together.
How many  young girls would do this today?

The current generation is so transfixed on technological that it leaves them unable to confront people properly.  Instead of talking face to face, communication is an e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter. Those using these methods, claiming to have hundreds of friends, are actually somewhat isolated and lacking any real human contact.

Trust me, I have nothing against technology and it is wonderful in its place.  However, times spent, such as this, back in the good old days are gone. I have lived in those days and do not want to go back.  Some of the best times of may life were when the family did things together. Everything was not the best years ago. It was not all bad either. We did feel safer, could leave your door unlocked, borrow a cup of sugar from a neighbor and raise your windows to get a cool breeze. Never happen this day and time.

Way too many just do not take the time for a personal touch or communication anymore. Worlds of people no longer have land line telephones.  So many only have cell phones.  Wonder how we managed years ago without them.  Those that have cell phones, do not answer personally.  All you get is a  recording.  No calls returned in person.  If you get an answer, it is a  text message.  No voice contact. Seldom when calling a business with an issue, do you  reach a human.  Just another recorder. It is such a pleasure when at times you do hear a live voice.

Take time to do things such as  this vintage family. Better still. reach out, touch or talk to human.

Every generation of people has lived through times future generations can never imagine.


Glenda said...

Hi LV, This is a great post - makes realize why so few people quilt anymore, doesn't it? I grew up in the 50's and our only entertainment was spending time with family and friends. Would gladly go back to that way of living....but then I would miss reading so many wonderful blogs :)

Ginny Hartzler said...

I agree completely with you! My job is listening to others and trying to help, and I am glad of it.

Tammy's in Love said...

You say, your are not a writer, but I beg to differ! That post was eloquently put! I do fear for the generation that doesn't know how to speak; they are the ones that will be doing my health care! Just found your blog and I know I'll be back!


Carol Ann said...

Lv, you are so right, we are missing the human touch. I have tried and still do stress the importance of keeping in touch, spending time together with family(I've mention this all the time to my grown kids and did when they were small too!) I try to have a get together with my grown kids and their families at least once a month. Thanks for reminding us to stay in touch with one another! Have a great day:)

RachelD said...

Our three girl GRANDS would love to sit at that quilt frame, though each is quite a competent little techie for her age. We always craft up a storm when they're here.

Wonderful post---well said.


Betsy Banks Adams said...

Great post, LV, and I TOTALLY agree... I see my grandchildren growing up with cellphones in their ears. Kids don't seem to talk to each other --or anyone--unless it's through Facebook or texting.... Life is so different these days!

Great post!!! Thanks.

George said...

This is a wonderful post, and I agree with you completely. It's sad to go to a restaurant and see a couple at a table, each busy with their own cellphone. If they talk at all it's probably through texts.

Kranky Granny said...

Fantastic post. Agree with every word of it. It also holds a lesson for the younger among us.

bj said...

I love the olden days but enjoy all the modern things we have now, too. :)

I like your blue font. Looks like you found how to change the color. Sorry I didn't get right back to you but we worked in the yard until dark and then was too tired even to eat dinner.
If you need anything else, pls. let me know and I'll try to be better at getting back with you.
xo bj

Antiques And Teacups said...

Spot on. I shudder to think what sort of relationships people we have, and how they will raise their children, in a text based society with no face to face social skills. I fear the news shows us beginning to reap that horrible harvest of dehumanization and narcissism.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Good gosh. I saw a segment on the local news recently - a teacher had a class for high school students on how to talk to people as they only know how to communicate with minimal words on devices these days. Oh me oh my! I wonder what kind of world all this technology will ultimately produce???

Happy VTT!

Anonymous said...

All so true. I have been fortunate that my daughter wants to "talk". Not saying she doesn't text me at times. :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Very well said! It's nearly impossible to speak to a live customer service person on the phone these days. I was in a restaurant last week and the couple sitting next to us were both on their laptops...never said one word to each other.

Keetha Broyles said...

I remember as a small child seeing my mom and the ladies from our church getting out a huge quilting frame and "tying" the quilt.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I feel the same way, LV. You said it just right. I love technology, ... I BLOG!!! But I don't let it take the place of human contact.
Everything in moderation!

Ordinary Hiker said...

LV, great post. As someone of a slightly younger generation, and someone that works in the big wide world of Social Media, my job and who I interact with include every aspect of what you write about. Every day I deal with people that only interact with others via a cold, harsh medium like Instant Messaging, Social websites, and the like. It's affected me, alot. My fiancee is amazed that my dream vacation every year is just going to his parents house in the Mountains of North Carolina, where cell phone reception is terrible, and if you want to talk to someone, you gotta leave your house, walk down the mountain in the sunshine, and knock on their door. I get to listen to stories of golden times, hard times, and life I've never known, and i get to look into the eyes of hard-worked, hard-lived story tellers, rather than a cold white computer screen.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi LV, sometimes I feel sad that my grandchildren will never know this slower style of life. It's not really their fault. It's the times they are born in. However, when they are visiting grandmas I make them turn off some of their technology and play an old fashioned game or spend time outdoors.


Hi dear lovely to read this post..very are always sharing such nice things, your posts are mind blowing as well..
lots of love dearest..

The Old Parsonage said...

I agree - very sad and I'm only 45. We have 1 cell phone for emergencies only. I still write handwritten notes and cards. We only have 1 TV. At work it seems that the phone never rings - it's all e-mail.


Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I picked a great day to pop back into blogland - I loved this post! I agree with everything you've said here. Technology is great, but never at the expense of humanity. Hope that you are well!

Annie said...

I do not agree with the reader who commented about so few people quilting any more. Wednesday morning I attended a small quilting bee (about 15 people), where each person was working on her own quilt. Some people brought finished quilts to show. Last night I went to one of my quilt guild meetings. About 80 quilters were there. Another quilt guild I belong to meets next week.

Quilting thrives here in the USA and around the world. The International Quilt Festival in Houston every year fills the entire George Brown Convention Center. The AQS Show in Paducah in April takes over the entire town and thousands of quilters come from all over the world to view the quilts in the show. My local guilds have shows every other year.

There are quilt shops selling fabrics and supplies and giving classes. There are quilting magazines and thousands of books published about quilting. Just look around and you'll find quilters!

Hootin Anni said...

In your post you've written..."The current generation is so transfixed on technological that it leaves them unable to confront people properly." You are so right!!!! Well done. I really really enjoyed this post. Of course I enjoy all your posts that I get a chance to read.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

A wonderful post. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I agree. There are many things good and bad in every generation. I grew up in a military family and have been blessed with many opportunities, but also think how neat it would have been back in a time and place where we may not have been as transient...where it would have been fun to grow up in the same town with cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents...I am also so very thankful that we are able to "see" our little grandbaby and our children easily through the internet and our cell phones.

I have been out of the blog loop! But after my 3 month blog break, I have finally posted my recent post and also wanted to do some blog visiting of those blogs on my sidebar. Hope all is well and I surely miss dear blog visits from friends such as you!

Blessings & Aloha!
If you have a chance, I hope you stop by.

Unknown said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing

Annesphamily said...

I agree with you! I still love hanging out with my phamily in person. My GS turned 16 this weekend and his big brother came over with the baby! Ooh...I love getting my hands on that lil fellow. I do enjoy the phone pics and Facebook but I still love real live connect. Human touch is the very best! Great post!