Not just the many everyday items used by our parents or grandparents (60 to 100 years ago), but even for anyone over the ages of 45-50, many of our daily household items are disappearing. Not until you take the time to stop and recall what was common place and now no longer used, do you better understand the same situation faced by your ancestors. True, innovation does seem to move faster now-a-days, but it did change for your relatives also. If your grandparents were born about 1930, there was no television, there was barely radio then.
So put together here to refresh your memory are some daily items rarely found or used in 2015. At the holiday time, start a conversation with family members to see if additional items can be recalled and the dates those items were mostly used. That can spark a fun and lively family get-together.
No special order or time frame, just a list:
TV antennas on rooftops
video rental stores
drive-in movie theaters
landline telephones plugged to the wall
35 mm slides
milkmen to the house
rotary dial phone
S&H green stamps
set of encyclopedias books
shoe polish kit
spinner knobs for auto steering wheels
classroom blackboard using chalk
stamped check-out library cards
cigarette ads on TV
yellow correcting tape used with a typewriter
Photos: floppy disc, overhead projector, phone booth, clothesline, and pen and ink well and mood ring.
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