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#404652 04/09/08 04:10 AM
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My grandson, 6-1/2 asked me this question the other day, when he overheard me mention Superman changing into his cape at a phone-booth. It totally took me aback, and I realized that there were lots of things that have disappeared since my childhood! What things can you think of (words and things)that have disappeared in your lifetime that you miss? Here is my list of favorites - come and tell us about yours!
1. skate keys
2. 8 track tapes (or reel-to-reel tapes!)
3. toilet paper in colors
4. staying out all day to play without having to check in with Mom
5. penny candy


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How about 5 cent candy bars? Fizzies?

Taking pictures on slides? Some still do this but not many.

It's hard to even find a pay phone anymore. Most were removed with the advent of the cell phone.

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It's funny, but I actually forgot that toilet paper at one time came in colors! To match your bathroom of course.

Some things I remember:

1. You had to wait for a movie to come on TV before you could see it again.
2. There were a variety of songs on one radio station.
3. Everything came in glass bottles.
4. Sandwiches were always wrapped in wax paper.
5. You had to go to the library to do research.





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Black n white TV
Rabbit ears on top of the tv
Roof top antennas to get a picture on the tv


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1.Having only one TV channel!
2.White bread was In!
3.You looked forward to Walt Disney Presents because they replayed movies like Pollyanna.
4.Haley Mills was about the only teen role model, except for Twiggy.
5.The only cartoons on TV were on Saturday mornings.

This is fun.

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Ah, Haley Mills! smile What memories there!
Come back and post again if you think of anything else...
I was thinking of manual typewriters, since I am working on an article about seniors and technology...
How about dial phones? smile


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how about directory asst. you spoke to a human not a machine ;o)


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Black and white TVs?
Watching TV with the whole family on Sunday nights (Disney and Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom)?
walking or taking the bus to get places?
baking from scratch?
TV dinners were a treat?



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records LOL


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Oh yeah! LP's (or even 78's and 45's) are REALLY fun to explain to a 6 year old! ROFL


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