My grandmother and I are like dust and dawn, complete opposites. We have different points of views; we come from total different generations; we have different interest. My grandmother was born in Atlanta, GA and married at a young age. She and my grandfather later move up to Jersey City, New Jersey when she was pregnant with my eldest aunt. Life was a lot different in the 1940s than it is now.
After sitting down with my grandmother, talking to her about different stuff made me see her in a new light. I spoke with her about how the music was then and now was different. She grew up in a Christian home, so all they listened to was Gospel. I asked her “what do you think of the Gospel music today?” She answered “I’m not a big fan of it but I only listen to Mary Mary before I would listen to anything else. They add too much into it and think that because you say God or Jesus it’s a Gospel song. Mary Mary are true Gospel singers.” So, I asked her about the Gospel music that she grew up with, and she had a twinkle in her eye as she explained it to me. She truly loved Gospel from the 1950s to the 1980s. she explained how they had a true meaning and how they had a true message.
Technology from then and now is really different. My grandmother declared that their television’s looked like big boxes with a screen on them and cameras were huge. Now, in the 21th century, we have flat screen TV’s and small cameras that can fit in your pockets and can print wirelessly from the printer. Phones were all wired and you couldn’t really move around the house with it; presently, we have wireless cellular phone that you can contact someone from half way around the world without an issue.
The environment was a lot safer than it is today; also, that prices were more affordable than they are, that’s why more people are depending on public assistants. My grandmother indicated that you could walk in the grocery store with $20 and leave out with about 35-40...