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I then started thinking about all the other things from my past my kids really have no idea about. Nevermind the fact that they look at me like I have three heads when I tell them I didn’t have Internet as a kid (or a computer for that matter.)
Anyway, at the risk of aging myself... here are some of the things my kids have missed out on:
The typewriter... It’s true kids – I had to type all my papers out on a typewriter – and not just any typewriter, I had to use a manual typewriter. For my high school graduation, my parents gave me an electric typewriter. Not only did it come with correction tape, but it beeped when I misspelled a word. Talk about high tech!
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As long as we are talking about tv’s – how about:
The black and white tv... I had one in my room. It was only 9 inches and it wasn’t hooked up to the aerial, so I only could watch two channels. But it was all mine!
I also had a stereo in my room that had an 8-track player along with a turntable for those broken records. I suppose we can add turntable needles to the list, and 45’s, and the little plastic inserts you had to put in the 45’s to make them fit on your turntable.
Oh and let’s not forget about the cassette player/recorder and cassette tapes... lots and lots of cassette tapes.
Since we’re talking about cassette tapes, how about -
The Walkman... I’ll never forget when those first came out. I saved all my money just to get one! That may have been my favorite thing ever.
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I know there are plenty more, but I’m old and I tire easily, so I think I’ll take a nap now.... feel free to keep the list going in the comments!