The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #144266   Message #3336190
Posted By: GUEST,Eliza
10-Apr-12 - 07:19 AM
Thread Name: When does living history end?
Subject: RE: When does living history end?
As our society is changing exponentially, every decade is history to the next. In my last years of teaching, my pupils (aged 12) were astounded and horrified to hear that we had no TV, telephone, mobile phone, washing machine, microwave, computer, central heating, car, carpets (yes, bare lino throughout) etc etc. I think they thought I must have been some sort of refugee. I often wish older people would record on video their experiences for the next generation. We've got some of our oldsters (some in their nineties) in the village to bring artefacts etc to our Jubilee Celebrations. Once we're dead and gone you won't hear from us any more! ("and a good thing too!" I hear you mutter!)