What a Difference Fifty Years Makes

1960: Long hair
2010: Longing for hair

1960: KEG
2010: EKG

1960: Acid rock
2010: Acid reflux

1960: Moving to California because it’s cool
2010: Moving to Arizona because it’s warm

1960: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2010: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

1960: Seeds and stems
2010: Roughage

1960: Hoping for a BMW
2010: Hoping for a BM

1960: Going to a new, hip joint
2010: Receiving a new hip joint

1960: Rolling Stones
2010: Kidney Stones

1960: Screw the system
2010: Upgrade the system

1960: Disco
2010: Costco

1960: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2010: Children begging you to get their heads shaved

1960: Passing the drivers’ test
2010: Passing the vision test

1960: Whatever
2010: Depends
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What a Difference Fifty Years Makes — 5 Comments

  1. That’s great stuff, Mark. I can relate to the acid reflux part especially. Thank God for Prilosec.

  2. Very clever comparisons! I really enjoyed that post! Please check out my blog. My mission is to help Boomers like us recover from the recession, rebuild and thrive.
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  3. Very true! This post really made my day! You’re really an inspiring man..

    Speaking of “difference”, let me ask you Mark, “What Have You Done in the Last 50 Years of Your Life That’s Made A Difference?” Please share a story of something you’ve done – anything you’ve done – with us at http://www.1001WaysToMakeADifference.com. I’d love it if you’d share some of your stories there!
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