Weekend Weirdness – What Kids Will Never See
This is one of those tangent posts because history – post WWII American social history – is one of my favorite subjects. I was at a friend’s family dinner at a restaurant. There were about ten folks there including a funny young man about 12 years old. This got me to thinking. What are the things he will never see that were common when I was 12 years old?
Some are obvious:
- Rotary dial phone
- Public telephones
- Roadside assistance call boxes on the interstate highways
- Lots of litter in the streets
- Pull tab beverage cans
- Smoking indoors
Some are not so obvious:
- Seven digit phone dialing
- Music CDs
- CRT monitors and televisions
- Paper boys (I used to be one)
- Rusty cars
- Fax machines
So, I throw this out to my astute and brilliant readers. What are the things that were common in our youth and that kids simply won’t see now?
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