It's been a very long time since I've been in here, I'm too busy going elsewhere on the computer.
I haven't had much personal contact with red hatters for a while, apart from the QMB reunion in Las Vegas, which I enjoyed immensely. DH's illness and convalescense in 2008/2009 and the subsequent effect on me, meant that I missed several UK events, which makes me feel that I have "lost my way" so to speak.
Happily, I get much pleasure in the contacts I have made via the computer.
What an amazing tool the internet can be in helping people keep in touch, no matter where in the world we may be. Apart from the idiots who like to create problems for us!
There has been such a massive change in the world in the last 100 years. Anyone wanting to cross the Atlantic at the beginning of the 20th century, was in for a 5 or 6 day journey by sea, now we zoom across the miles in the same number of hours.
People leaving home to seek their fortune in foreign lands, would sometimes not be heard of again for many months or even years. Any letters they wrote could take weeks or even months to be delivered to those left behind, now, letters are now referred to as snail mail because it can take a few days to get here, but in this electronic age, contact can be made via the ether in a few seconds or minutes. Amazing.
Imagine what our ancestors would have made of this "science fiction"
Go back a few more hundred years and the inventors would have probably been burnt at the stake as witches or warlocks. LOL. There's a thought, send all the virus inventors back there!!
The sad part of all the progress in the last 100 years or more, is that human beings have cause a great deal of harm to this planet that we live on and now, we have Stephen Hawkins pointing out that if the human race isn't to become extinct, it will have to master the difficulties of space travel, so that they can find another world to inhabit ....... and ruin??
Of course I won't be here to see if this comes about, but as I am interested in my family tree, I can't help wondering what the future will hold for my descendants.