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  1. katry Says:

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Quote

  2. Bob Says:

    Before the screen revolution, TV, computers, cell phones and iPads, kids actually went outside and played sidewalk games such as stoop ball, stick ball, jacks, ring avilvio and hide and seek. Our parents were convicted that the TV would ruin us. We complain that screen time will ruin the next generation. What do you think?

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I think kids think games come with small cell phone screens or on a computer screen. Board games have even become electronic. Just pick your avatar.

      My mother never said anything about television ruining us, but I do think today’s kids are less socialized. I see them at the baseball game playing with their phones. Did they notice the game was live in front of them?

      • Bob Says:

        Between Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter kids can have socialization without actually interacting face to face. After all you and all of us on Coffee are great friends who have never met. 🙂 Today, a lot of marriages started out on some type of dating site.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        Face to face you know to whom you are chatting. On-line you do not. We know predators hide their identities. That is why I am a bit nervous about the social networks.

        Here on Coffee, my friends come backend back so over time I trust.

        It is true about marriages but first there is a face to face.

      • Bob Says:

        Of course people meet first before tying the knot after meeting on line. Too bad you can’t get divorced online. 🙂 I’ve always thought it’s too easy and cheap to marry and too difficult and expensive to divorce.

      • katry Says:

        I just used the marriage example because of kids doing so much socializing on-line and not meeting the actual person.

      • Spaceman Says:

        “Distracted parenting” may be worse for the children

      • katry Says:

        Spaceman,
        I believe we are watching the development of a generation distanced from one another physical. Texting is the new norm. I think, though, that it, at least, is a connection.

        I agree about distracted parenting but fear it is becoming probable.

  3. Spaceman Says:

    It’s already here. Younger parents spending more face time with their cell phone than the kids. It irritates the snot out of me if I am having a conversation with someone who checks new messages. Or checks their cell phone at a red light if I’m a passenger.

    • katry Says:

      Spaceman,
      I also hate that friends bring their phones to the table and check to see who sent them a message; however, they don’t check those messages just who sent them so I figure that’s a good thing though the ringing is irritating.

      • Spaceman Says:

        Put it on mute and away for an hour. World will be the same. I have a 5-year old Samsung. I leave it at home half the time. World still the same when I get back. And texting is a firm foundation for developing writing skill too. Ri-ight

      • katry Says:

        I almost never turn mine on. It is so old I swear I can hear Bell ask for Watson. I keep thinking I need to get a new one, but I just don’t want to buy another. I figure if I had a new phone, I’d use it often.

    • Bob Says:

      You know things have changed when your kids text each other across the dinner table to pass the ketchup. 🙂

      • Spaceman Says:

        I was out at a restaurant on a Friday night a of couple months ago. There were a half dozen teen couples there – all very nicely dressed – must have been a formal high school function going on. They were all seated along one long table across from each other other – girls on one side, boys on the other. All of them were looking at their cells phones and not talking to each other – except for one forlorn teen – I guess he left his phone home. I had some sympathy for the young man. Sheeesh!

      • katry Says:

        Spaceman,
        I suspect they may have been tweeting each other, probably a group tweet.

        I find it massively rude that phones are being checked when we are at the table having dinner, especially at restaurants. There I am with no one to talk to. Maybe I should bring my iPad so I can read.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        I’d have a rule of no phones at the table. Meals should be a time of conversations, congeniality and entertainment.

      • Spaceman Says:

        Technology changes, good manners don’t.

      • katry Says:

        Spaceman,
        Great comment!!

  4. Hedley Says:

    I would have responded earlier to this discussion but I was too busy checking Instagram and Facebook
    What ? What ?

    Oh yea and I was watching the Champions League Final on youtube from BT sports on a tablet

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      When? Where?

      I can’t fault you watching the game. I figure you would have been watching no matter where.


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