You Go Girl !!!!!!
Just tell it like it was, eh?
I'm of your era and I hate to add to your "rant"....BUT....
You were lucky to have a telephone to pick in your home up when it rang, I was 19 before we had one in our house, prior to that it was legging it down the ( o'er 1/4 mile) road to the phone box !!
I agree, the "Lovely Wee Darlings" of today don't know they're living !!!
I also mind taking the old stone hot water bottle to bed for warmth when I was wee!
(P/S - I think you should have put this on the "General" forum...?")