How things have changed! Do remember when...

United States
May 13, 2008 4:36am CST
Telephones used to be hooked to the walls? Computers had 8k ram? Atari 2600 was the sweetest video game system around? Life before the internet? When kids actually went outside and played and didn't come back until it was dark (and it was ok)? What is your 'Do you remember when....'?
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• United States
13 May 08
Televisions were only balck and white, and the screens were so litte. Sitting in the kitchen in the evening listening to storys on the radio. Hearing a man on a Saturday, riding through the streets calling out, RAGMAN, he was collecting any old cloth goods for what I don't remember. Dugans doughnuts deliveries to the home. Going to an ice house to buy chunks of ice for picnics.
• United States
14 May 08
I am not old enough to remember ice houses (just tunred 39) but I do remember when TVs had to be change by actually getting up and walking over to the set and switching it from one channel to another (there were only 5-6 channels to chose from). When I read children historical stories I have to stop and describe to them the situation things were 'back then'. As I look out to these young faces I think: these kids have no idea what it is like without microwaves, computers, the internet, and cel phones. They also have no idea what it is like to play outside until dark, travel all over town and paying less than $1/gal for gas. To me, that time is no better than now. It is just different. My treasured time will always be...a treasure.
@trinale (1480)
• United States
15 May 08
And don't forget Sherlock. You only had 3 channels to choose from: ABC, CBS and NBC!!
• United States
15 May 08
imagine these kids nowadays have like 300 channels and they say there is nothing to watch! No wonder they never leave the house and are getting fat and lazy! It was cool having only 3 channels because everyone was watching just about the same thing so there was lots to share with friends the next day! How much connection do kids have these days? Have you ever noticed young people when they are in small groups. There is no communication in real form...they make small talk and little else. It is funny how reliant they are with there technology and how they are missing out on real human communications.
@trinale (1480)
• United States
15 May 08
I remember when music had meaning! It's funny you bring up this topic right after I was listening to some oldies but goodies. One song got me so riled up, I had to include it on my profile! When you get a chance, listen to it. It gives some good advice and no, it's not go out and kill, rape or rob anyone! :) Cheers, Ed
• United States
15 May 08
It is a wonder how music can instill so much emotion in people, especially the songs we gre up with. If your listen carefully you may be able to hear my Def Lepard Pyromania tape playing in the background. Literally, I mean 'tape' as in cassette tape (I got it a library book sale...man, I love going to those things!). Speaking of tapes, I have alot of media on cassette tapes (lots of motivation, business, econ,etc) and ya know I can't find a personal cassette player with head phones anywhere! Walmart used to carry them but no longer. I think I am in big trouble here! Does this show my age that I am in a turmoil of such an issue!?! :-)
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
13 May 08
I remember when my first computer has no HD just the 5.25 floppy boot disk, digger is my favorite game, library, rotary dialed telephone, phonograph, black and white TV, stove using firewood, climbing trees, kids outdoor games, swimming muddy pond ... those were my days.
• United States
14 May 08
Those were some fun days! I so wish I could get my hands on one of those 5.25's to show my students! They would get such a kick out of it. One time I actually saw a larger one (8 inch?) floppy at a Goodwill store. Wish I would have grabbed it. It was a piece of history! I so rememeber playing until dark and walking in the door after just cruising around town all day. One has to think: didn't our parents/grandparent have the same type of conversation with their peers about their 'good ole days'? I wonder, if a pattern is studied, how a child can got outside without fear to the next generation that can't. One has to wonder what changed in the society? What is stopping the society to even lower standards? What will children many generation from now do for fun?
@eshaan (6193)
• India
13 May 08
Ya..Ya..Ya... I remember when we used to wait for postmans..to hear from our dear ones..when we used to enjoy making paper boats and put tehm in rain waters, getting fully drenched...when we used to get 5 sweets in 5 paise (orange flevour) which was our favourite toffees..and...and..and...too many friend...you made me remember my childhood days...keep it up...!!! interesting discussion....:)