Saturday

Back In My Day...A Bit Of Perspective

Younger people often groan (even if only inwardly) when older people start a sentence with "When I was younger....", but it can serve as a bit of perspective, not just a nostalgic trip down memory lane for some old codger.

I am (barely!) sixty years old, and I can (sometimes) remember lots of things that were pretty radically different when I was a kid or young adult. That's not to say everything was better - it wasn't, of course - but if you ever feel impatient that things don't seem to change fast enough, take a look below at things that were once "the norm". Now, not so much.

phone booths
typewriters
smoking in the workplace
cars with metal dashboards
segregated water fountains and restrooms
Apple was a record label
cars with ashtrays
MTV showed music videos
reel-to-reel hifi
rotary phones
smoking in airplanes
stinky chemical mimeograph machines
policemen walked a beat
kids played outside - a LOT
black and white TV sets


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