Saturday, May 8, 2010

Things Your Kids Will Never Know About




The one thing we can all agree on is that nothing stays the same. We marvel at the customs and habits of our great grandparent's era and everything looks so grainy and antique.  Here are a few things that we took for granted that our kids and grandkids will never see, except in old photos:


  • a phone book
  • a rotary phone, a pay phone stand and eventually any land line phone
  • a record or turntable (so far preserved by D.J.s in clubs)
  • a car radiator
  • an instant (kodak) camera
  • a typewriter
  • carbon paper
  • sony walkman 
  • thick polyester pants (we hope)
  • glass reusable syringes
  • library dewey decimal system cards
  • the milkman, or iceman (I did see an ice-cream man the other day)
Let me know what I've missed. What are some things your kids (grand kids) will never know about?

18 comments:

Jen Lou said...

rolodex
switchboards
beta max recorders
car tape decks
Mercurochrome

Michael Kirsch, M.D. said...

The intimacy of letters in longhand.

Diary of a Luddite said...

Your kids can learn how to use a rotary phone, typewriter, brag book, and much much more at www.diaryofaluddite.com

Lockup Doc said...

It's fun to think about these things--along similar lines, Beloit College puts together a "mindset list" each year that puts into perspective what that generation has experienced and not experienced. It's fun to look at. Here's the one for the class of 2013:

http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2013.php

KM said...

Encyclopedias.

Nurse Jackie said...

Fuller Brush Men or Avon Ladies
TVs without remote control
Wind up watches
Roller Skate key
Nurses with crisp hats

tracy said...

8 track tapes
Dr. Kirsch,
i am very fortunate to have a cousin who likes to write and receive letters...yay! It is alot of fun to communicate in this old fashioned way. i am always on the look out for "snail mail" friends...not much luck....

tracy said...

Oh, yes, Nurses caps...do they even have a "Capping Ceremony" anymore?"

"Cherry Ames" books!

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SeanATL said...

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