Things I Used As A Kid That Are No More
I visit quite a few forums and on one of the beer forums I visit, a guy started a thread and he titled it...
"Things I Used As A Kid That Are No More"
It was VERY interesting to see all the things that people started posting.. many of the things brought back a LOT of memories for me! I thought I would share the list here at the blog for my readers...
As you can see, it turned in to a nostalgia type thing and not necessarily things you used, but just every day things that seem to have faded away...
If anything comes to mind that you don't see, feel free to comment below and add your "Thing YOU Used As A Kid that Are No More"
Rabbit Ear Antenna
5 digit phone numbers
8 track tapes
LPs, ELPs and 45s (if you don't know what these are, this is not the thread for you)
Mimeographed school work that got you high
Video discs (damn didn't they suck)
4 hours+ of good Saturday morning cartoons
Lawn Darts (jarts) - the real metal ones!
Climbing trees and riding bikes
The old atari 2600
Mr. Football (that spring loaded football throwing gadget)
The dial to change TV channels (walking to the tv to change them)
Pinto station wagon
The giant Sears catalog that was bigger than the LA phonebook
The ability to use spare change as gas money
Reel to reel tapes
Tube tester in the local 7-11 store
Passbook savings account
2 letter prefixes on phone numbers
Pop machines where you had to put in your money then you'd open the little door and turn the crank thing next to the pop you wanted
The smell of roll caps used in a toy gun
Five-digit phone numbers
phone booths and payphones
-phonebooks i.e. yellow pages
TV "remote control" with a cable attached to the TV
Pagers (can you believe I still use one at work?)
Cameras with film in them and "camera shops", where you went to have your film developed and buy new rolls of film.
Carburetors in cars
CB radios (remember "Convoy"?)
Expensive cars with huge 10-feet tall antennas on them, for their "car phones"
Farrah Fawcett poster
Metal roller skates
Playing Kick the Can well after dark
Playing Solitaire with REAL cards
Getting tobacco spit rubbed on my face after a bee sting
Evil Knievel Stunt Cycle
Going outside to play all day (and night) and not having to worry about getting abducted
Slot car racing
Sleeping-out in friend's back yards
Rock'em Sock'em Robots
Those cars that you inserted a nylon zip-tie sort of thing into and pulled to get the 'flywheel' going, then put it down and watched it go...about 20 feet.
Those stickers (came in a pack of inedible gum IIRC) that were goofs on popular products.
Green Stamps at the grocery check-out.
Those tall orange flags some people put on their bicycles
Balloons or playing cards in your bicycle spokes
Easy Bake oven
Balsa wood planes
Flintstones cigarette commercials
Cut off jean shorts
Green Army Men
Metal Tonka Trucks
AM only radios with a speaker in the middle of the back seat
Riding in the rear window on long trips
Pull tab soda/beer cans
Poloroid cameras & self developing film
Burning stuff with a magnifying glass
Buying Cigarettes for my mom at the supermarket when I was only 8 yrs old
And... I got tired of copy and pasting haha.. Hope you enjoyed the list.. Brought back a lot of memories for me and hope it did for you too!