So, let’s set the record straight. The following is adapted from a post sent to me by my cousin and originally post by Bob Stuart

We were born during
the epic decades of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. We saw it all, from the rise of rock
‘n’ roll to the space race capturing our imaginations.

childhood was a glorious era of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. We played outside until
the streetlights flickered on, rode bikes without helmets, and had the time of
our lives.

The 60s,
70s, and 80s were our school days. We navigated the era of bell-bottoms, frizzy
hair, and questionable Fashion choices. Our report cards were filled with
handwritten grades, not the automated online portals of today.

Ah, the
romantic escapades of the 70s, 80s, and 90s! We experienced the highs and lows
of love, serenaded by the sweet tunes of the Beatles, Whitney Houston, and many
others. Our hearts fluttered to the rhythm of the times.

We took the
plunge into marriage and embarked on incredible adventures in the 70s, 80s, and
90s. Armed with our cameras and maps, we discovered the world, capturing
memories on film that we now share on Instagram.

The 80s and
90s brought us into the age of stability. We found our footing, settling into
careers, raising families, and embracing the technological advancements that
were unfolding before our eyes.

As the 2000s
arrived, we realized we had become wiser. We witnessed the birth of social
media, the rise of smartphones, and the power of the internet. We adapted and
learned to navigate this new digital world.

In the
2010s, we truly embraced the wonders of technology. From the evolution of
telephones to video calls connecting us with loved ones worldwide, we marveled
at the progress we had witnessed.

our lives, we witnessed the incredible transformation of entertainment. We bid
farewell to slide projectors and welcomed the era of YouTube. Vinyl records
gave way to online music streaming. Handwritten letters were replaced by emails
and WhatsApp.

listening to live matches on the radio to watching high-definition TV, we have
seen it all. We even went from renting movies at the video store to indulging
in the convenience of streaming platforms like Netflix.

We were
there when the first computers emerged, navigating the world of punch cards and
diskettes. Now, we hold gigabytes and megabytes in the palm of our hands with
smartphones and tablets.

Our Fashion
sense evolved from shorts in childhood to a myriad of styles in adulthood,
including long pants, oxfords, and Bermuda shorts. We’ve witnessed trends come
and go, leaving us with memories and Fashion faux pas to laugh about.

We have
faced challenges throughout our lives, from dodging diseases like infantile
paralysis, polio, measles, and H1N1 flu to enduring the current COVID-19 pandemic. But we have
always persevered, adapting to whatever life throws at us.

They may
call us the “exennials,” a generation born analog but adapted to the
digital world. We’re the “Yaseen-It-All” kind, having witnessed more
than any other generation in every aspect of life.

Let’s give a
well-deserved round of applause to all the members of our extraordinary
generation, who have embraced change, adapted, and thrived. We are a unique and
remarkable group of individuals.

remember, time waits for no one. Life is a task we’ve brought upon ourselves.
It moves swiftly, and before we know it, the afternoon becomes evening, the
week becomes Friday, and the years pass by. Let’s make the most of every
precious moment.

Don’t let
lack of time hold you!

Originally Published on

I served as a teacher, a teacher on Call, a Department Head, a District Curriculum, Specialist, a Program Coordinator, and a Provincial Curriculum Coordinator over a forty year career. In addition, I was the Department Head for Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a professor both online and in person at the University of Phoenix (Canada) from 2000-2010.

I also worked with Special Needs students. I gave workshops on curriculum development and staff training before I fully retired

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