No matter what is happening in your life today, I prescribe a little Billy Collins. He makes everything better, including being as old as Cheerios.
There is something utterly charming about Billy Collins discovering that he was as old as this humble, reliable cereal. He made me want to go in search of products that are my age. I'm not quite as old as Cheerios, but I did find out I am as old as:
the Etch a Sketch
I am the same age as the Etch a Sketch.
(Indeed, I am a few months older than the Etch a Sketch.)
There may be a poem in this. I'll keep you posted.
by Billy Collins
One bright morning in a restaurant in Chicago
as I waited for my eggs and toast,
I opened the Tribune only to discover
that I was the same age as Cheerios.
Indeed, I was a few months older than Cheerios
(Read the rest here, at The Poetry Foundation.)
I'm hosting the round-up!
Leave your link and, if you like, let me know about something that was invented or introduced the year you were born. :)