Friday, July 22, 2011

Remember When?

I was reading this article, 100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About By Nathan Barry,  I decided not to share all 100 because, honestly, I didn't even know what most of them were.  Not only will our kids not know about them, but neither did I.  It seems that there is a gap between some of these that I've listed and what our kids will use within their lifetime.  I'm not so old that I don't remember these things, and I'm still young enough to be aware of quite a few of the 'other' list, but I have no idea what those other things are and I would be willing to bet that most folks wouldn't either. 

These twenty-four items are those that I think the majority of my friends would appreciate and remember.  We've all seen these lists and it's always fun remembering some of these things.  On this Friday night, sit back, relax and enjoy the memories:
  • Taking turns picking a radio station, or selecting a tape, for everyone to listen to during a long drive.

  • Remembering someone’s phone number.

  • Not knowing who was calling you on the phone.

  • Actually going down to a Blockbuster store to rent a movie.

  • Toys actually being suitable for the under-3s.

  • LEGO just being square blocks of various sizes, with the odd wheel, window or door.

  • Waiting for the television-network premiere to watch a movie after its run at the theater.

  • Relying on the 5-minute sport segment on the nightly news for baseball highlights.

  • Neat handwriting.       

  • “Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.” But they’ve already seen Episode III, so it’s no big surprise.

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken, as opposed to KFC.       

  • Finding books in a card catalog at the library.

  • Swimming pools with diving boards.

  • Hershey bars in silver wrappers.

  • Having to manually unlock a car door.

  • Writing a check.

  • Looking out the window during a long drive.

  • Roller skates, as opposed to blades.

  • Cash.

  • Libraries as a place to get books rather than a place to use the internet.

  • Spending your entire allowance at the arcade in the mall.       

  • A physical dictionary — either for spelling or definitions.

  • When a ‘geek’ and a ‘nerd’ were one and the same.

  • Rotary dial televisions with no remote control. You know, the ones where the kids were the remote control.

  • Thanks so much, Nathan Barry!  Want to add any others?  Please do!

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