Let’s walk down memory lane and reminisce about the good old days. Not too long ago, people used to have quite a few stored in their brains. If not, there is a written list of numbers stuck to the refrigerator. Today, some people don’t even know their phone numbers.
People nowadays have grown up needing to memorize phone numbers, as their smartphones keep track of it. However, some of us still recall our childhood numbers because it was such a big part of growing up in the era of wall-mounted home phones.
Spellcheck is nearly as old as word processors. Many of us have watched Microsoft, and now Google automates spelling dictionaries. Thus, only some of us own it to check spellings or define a word dictionary.
The built-in air-conditioning was one of the best parts of owning a car from the 1960s and 1970s. It came as a small triangular window that could be vented to direct fresh air into the vehicle. These vent windows were found in just about every car and truck.
Millions of people grew up calling a local telephone number to find the exact time and temperature. This was before we carried accurate timepieces like cell phones. Occasionally, you need to know what time it was. A recorded voice would inform you about the precise time and may even give you the temperature outside before disconnecting. This allowed you to set your alarm clock or correct the clocks after a power outage.
You might remember spending much more time looking at the coins as a kid. This was a time when cash was still king. Coins offered special features that made them collectible. There were wheat pennies, Buffalo nickels, silver, and half dollars.
Fabric calendars were used to hang in the kitchens everywhere. These cloth calendars were made to fit any kitchen decor. Many of them came with a wooden dowel through the top, making it easy to hang. They were sold everywhere, and you could pick up the following year’s calendar at the local Five and Dime store.
Playing outside was the ultimate way to spend a Saturday just a few decades ago. Not only did we ride our bikes everywhere, but we also played games on the streets. In addition, cassette tapes from the 1970s and 80s made owning and listening to music easy.
The Three Stooges used to be standard viewing for many children in the 70s. Everyone had their favorite, whether Mo, Larry, Curly, or Shemp. But all of them provided lots of laughs with their shenanigans.
If you were a child in the 1960s, you would remember the color-coordinating toilet paper that matched the bathroom decor. The color includes mostly pastels with shades of Pinks, Blues & Greens. At that time, it seemed like a no-brainer to have matching toilet paper. However, most companies settled for white because of the effects of dye on the human body.
In the 1960s and 1970s, almost everything was in a tin box. It did not matter if it was a band-aid or cocoa. These little tins were everywhere. There was a time when soda vending machines looked very different. Drop in a coin and pull out a nice cold glass bottle.
Pink curling foam rollers were a typical appearance during the 60s and 70s. Curling hair was much more popular decades ago, and these sponge curlers were a go-to. Of course, some girls used heated ones, but these sponge ones were easier to handle and gave the curly and bouncy hair you were looking for. If you remember any of these, you are lucky to have grown up during an extraordinary time.