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here is a few what can you add hat you had in childhood that is no longer used

 

 

 

I used a TYPE WRITER in HS

 

I used to call my girlfriends from PAYPHONE in a phonebooth that had a seat and doors

 

I had to get up to CHANGE TV CHANNELS

 

I  CARRIED MY BOOKS to school in my hands with a strap around the books

 

PARTY TELEPHONE LINES

 

SODA FOUNTAIN at the drug store

 

had to watch MOVIES AT HOME with film and projector

 

DEPOSIT on soda bottles 2 cents for 6/12/16 and 5 cents for 28/32oz

 

BASEBALL bubble gum cards 1 for 1 cent 5 for 5 cents

 

INTERTUBES for car tires

 

FREE AIR at gas stations and FULL service from people in a uniform

 

COMIC BOOK RACK at drug store 10 cents a comic 25cents for annual double issue

 

BASEBALL BAT RACK at drug store. It had wooden bats ans balls

 

5 & 10 STORES

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Telephones with cords

Having to use the paper TV guide to see what was on

Looking up library books using those stupid cards

Not being able to use the phone and internet at the same time

CDs

Having to rewind movies before you returned them

Blockbuster

Hving to record songs right from the radio

Playing outside

Not being able to save video games

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Telephones with cords

Having to use the paper TV guide to see what was on

Looking up library books using those stupid cards

Not being able to use the phone and internet at the same time

CDs

Having to rewind movies before you returned them

Blockbuster

Hving to record songs right from the radio

Playing outside

Not being able to save video games

 

I remember all of these haha and they are hilarious. You just had to keep a cassette in your stereo and when your song would come on quickly hit record then the DJ would always ruin it by talking through the end lol

 

So many times I remember being on the phone with a girl and hearing AOL dial tone start up. Crap get off the computer I'm on the phone!

 

The paper TV guide was a good one too.

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Rotary dial phones

Phone numbers that start with letters: EM5-1234

Home delivery of morning & evening newspapers by paperboys

Lil Rascals

The Bowery Boys

Abbott and Costello

The Marx Brothers

Laurel & Hardy

Athletes who didn't charge you for their signature when you saw them at the local car dealer

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Religiously watching Headline News at 19 minutes and 49 minutes past the hour to get the CNN Headline Sports scoring updates to the Redskins game when the game wasn't on TV in your area. 

(Van Earl Wright and Jerome Jurenovich)

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Flash cubes!  Good one Bur. 

 

The fact that there were only 3 TV channels and movies like the Wizard of Oz came on only once a year and it was an event!  The kids today don't know how good we've got it now. 

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Telephones with cords

Having to use the paper TV guide to see what was on

Looking up library books using those stupid cards

Not being able to use the phone and internet at the same time

CDs

Having to rewind movies before you returned them

Blockbuster

Hving to record songs right from the radio

Playing outside

Not being able to save video games

hech of a list lol. i remember the tv guide in every sunday washington post

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Telephones with cords

Having to use the paper TV guide to see what was on

Looking up library books using those stupid cards

Not being able to use the phone and internet at the same time

CDs

Having to rewind movies before you returned them

Blockbuster

Hving to record songs right from the radio

Playing outside

Not being able to save video games

 

All of this... Plus slow internet speeds. Used to be that you logged on to the internet, and went to go eat a sandwich and watch some tv or something before you went back.

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The outdoors

A life outside of technology

 

and I'm only 26 but things have already changed so much.

 

I feel like I could be 80 years old and about to go into a "back in my day" story...I would be out from the morning til dark or after with only coming in for lunch and dinner.  A bump or cut wasn't the end of the world - we got dirty, now it's like kids are afraid of a water puddle.

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Originality from town to town..   used to be you'd go to another state and the shopping would be all different.. now everything is cookie cutter. Stores and merchandise are the same from coast to coast.

 

Television stations signing off for the night with the national anthem

 

finding an AM radio station from hundreds of miles away at night. (They still can do that.. but i doubt they care or feel the wonderment of it.)

 

Little league with a bag of old bats and three helmets everyone shared.
Now kids bring their own bat bags with 200 dollar bats in them, and their own helmet for fear of cooties.

 

Caps...  i haven't seen a pack of caps in a store for a long time.   But if you smashed them with a rock, they made a nice boom.

I used to have rolls of them in my pocket all the time.

 

Kids still do plenty of outdoors..  hang out in my neighborhood if you need your fix of happy kids playing outside.

 

~BAng

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Whale oil lanterns which were replaced by those dastardly kerosene ones!

Traveling by horseback or, for the adventurous, steam locomotives at the breakneck speed of 45 miles per hour!

Bathing once per month.

Those damn Irish coming here to escape the Potato famine.

 

Yeah, kids have it pretty easy these days with incandescent lighting and only having to work two shifts in the local factory. Why when I was younger....

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Putting the video game on channel three or four

Recording Shows on VCR

Having to get up and turn the TV and if the knob was gone you had to use a fork

Rolling down the window with your hand

Coming home when the street lights came on

Sunday Dinners with the whole family

George Michael Sports machine.

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Most have been listed I wanted to say, but to add a few:

 

Rubik's Cube. 

 

Music on cassette tape, and being blown away by the wondrous invention of portable tape players with the introduction of the Sony Walkman.

 

The Video man pulling up on the street and opening his trunk filled with every video imaginable ..... and trying to sneak an X certificate into the house without your parents seeing. (This was probably more an English thing.).

 

Free standing video game machines. Pac Man, Space Invaders etc.

 

Penny sweets.

 

1 TV in the house and having to watch what your parents wanted to watch. And only 3 channels at that until the sheer unadulterated joy of a 4th in 1982. All that shut down at midnight.

 

3-D movies being watched with red and green coloured glasses. 

 

Joysticks to play computer games. On your ZX Spectrum. 

 

Vacuum cleaners with actual bags attached for the dirt.

 

The CB radio craze. 

 

Going into the pharmacist and handing over your camera film to be processed, with actual physical print photographs awaiting your return. 

 

Lego being simple bricks in simple colours with wheels and doors thrown in. But man hours of building fun. 

 

Not having a clue who was calling you on the phone with no digital display or caller ID. 

 

Having to physically lock and unlock your car door instead of just pressing a button for the central locking. 

 

Writing cheques to pay things.

 

Kentucky Fried Chicken! Non of this KFC mullarkey. 

 

Vinyl records. And spending hours and all your allowance in the record store picking the right ones. 

 

Magic 8 Ball knowing ALL!

 

Making a cassette tape of different songs off the radio to woo the girl at school you were sweet on.

 

 

 

Man I could go on and on and on. I'm getting old, lol. 

 

Hail. 

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The Video man pulling up on the street and opening his trunk filled with every video imaginable ..... and trying to sneak an X certificate into the house without your parents seeing. (This was probably more an English thing.).

 

No GHH. We snuck porn into our parents house here in America too. lol

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The Video man pulling up on the street and opening his trunk filled with every video imaginable ..... and trying to sneak an X certificate into the house without your parents seeing. (This was probably more an English thing.).

 

No GHH. We snuck porn into our parents house here in America too. lol

 

Awww man. Mathew Richards. He was the rich kid on the block, and his dad worked for Sharp, so they had 2 or 3 TV's all linked up. 

 

Anyways, summer holidays, we'd gotten a hold of a copy of 'Porky's', and there;s like 15 kids (say 8 or 9 years old) crammed in Matt's room watching it in open mouthed silence. And his mom comes home, totally unaware, and as she's putting away the shopping, turns on the TV in the kitchen ..... which being interlinked throws up the movie. Que a scream, a VERY pissed mom storming upstairs screaming 'You dirty lil' *******!'; and 15 kids bailing in all directions. 

 

Happy childhood memories lol. 

 

Hail. 

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Rolling down the window with your hand

 

I have to do this in my car. And it's a 2008. Thanks to a baby arrival, I had to get rid of my Wrangler. I got the cheapest car I "wanted" to drive to tide me over. That meant no power locks or windows. It's ok though. I'm tall enough to reach every window in the car. Even while driving.

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