Daily Prompt; 21st Century Citizen


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Do you belong in this day and age? Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century? If you do, explain why — and if you don’t, when in human history would you rather be?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us MODERN.

I don’t belong in the modern world. I never have. When I was young and then a little older I really didn’t give it much thought. Discovering boys and then raising my own little family, who cares about modern or historical.

As I got older though I realized I fought the system. I liked the memories I had of being a kid. Today, you can go to an upbeat, modern store and find this.modern-minimalist-furniture-bathroom I admit it is beautiful, but come on friends, don’t you think you would have to spend an incredible amount of time cleaning all that glass? Making it shine and look like it has never been used? No where to hide or ditch anything. Everything is out for the eyes to see.

vintage bathroomNow this bathroom I remember. Sinking into big bubbles, playing with my dolls washing their hair. This is a simple, but nice bathroom. I love antiques, so if I could have a tub of my choice, I would have this but with the original claw feet.

modern-and-luxury-bedroom-lightingI would imagine many of you would love to have this. This represents style, class and money. But again, it is not me. I just don’t fit into this modern era. I would much rather remember the bed that I slept in when I was at my Grandma’s spending the night. Waking up to the smell of bacon frying, scrambled eggs, toast with home-made apple butter and a big tall glass of fresh milk straight from the cow.

metal bedThis bed I slept in had a comfy feather mattress with a thick comforter. It was upstairs and in the winter there was one register that heat could seep through. It was pretty chilly up there. But, once you were under that big comforter, you stayed toasty warm all night long. I also think I was healthier because I didn’t get too warm and germs love warmth so they can grow and spread.

I guess my wonderful memories are surrounded by warm fireplacesfireplace, old-fashioned houses, wrap-a-round porches,wrap a round porch and lots of love and good food.beating heartIMG_0245

I wish I could turn back the clock and bring the family together again. Live the simple life, go to Grandma’s for Sunday dinner, and just laugh and giggle like I used to. But we can’t turn back time, but we can savor our delicious memories and smile real big.

30 thoughts on “Daily Prompt; 21st Century Citizen

  1. I have to say that I would go for the modern bathroom and bedroom. They may look like they would be a pain to clean and probably wouldn’t be good with children, but to me they look like they could really be clean. You are likely to overlook something and give an opportunity to opportunistic critters. I don’t worry about being seen or seeing myself, I don’t have to look and it is only my husband and I. My daughter in law has been bitten twice by brown recluse spiders and is facing surgery for the second time. In a bath like the one above, modern and glass, spiders could not hide! God bless you Terry

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    • I can see your point, and I hate it that your family has now been bitten twice. That is terrible. You better get this photo bathroom!!!!!! Thanks for commenting, I love what you said,except for the bites

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  2. Oh, I totally agree with you on the bathtub. I love antiques as well but where technology is concerned, I am trully glad for the internet and oh, that bedroom looks so divine. My granny had an old bed like that as well and I miss it too. Love that house and always loved those wrap-around-porches. Great post Terry. 😀

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      • Thanks for the lovely thought Terry and much appreciated. I don’t know if you know but I don’t do the award thingy but I will accept your awards with the lovely intent and kindness it was given but unfortunately I won’t be sharing it. It takes up too much of the little time I do have in the day and I do hope you understand. 🙂 But thanks again hon. I feel honored and special. Love you for it. 😀 *big hugs*

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  5. I would rather go for the lovely bathtub too, yes cleaning that glass after every shower… nightmare. A modern bedroom is ok I find. I have just redone my bedroom with new IKEA stuff, straight lines, simple and easy to clean. I like things not too complicated with lots of ornamental stuff as that is hard to clean again.
    My favourite though is the fridge with the lovely cakes in it! Oh yummy!

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    • I like the old look, guess it is in my blood, my nature. Your bedroom sounds so awesome. I also like that fridge with the many sweets in it!!!! I always had a sweet tooth!! LOL

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