(Closed) Explaining it to our kids…

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
1123 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Haha my fiance and I discussed just that list a couple weeks ago. 

Also dirt roads


cassette tapes


nano pets (loved those things lol)

the list goes on

Post # 4
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Lisa Frank school supplies

8 Tracks

House phones in general – because honestly I don’t know too many people anymore who have one. 

Rotary telephones

and for the deaf world – TTY’s becuase we have videophones now! 

Post # 5
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I imagine I may have to explain to my grandchildren what an actual book is with how digital everything is, kindles and all.  Books will definitely still be here for my children.


Post # 6
652 posts
Busy bee

@kris325:  windows 97 

game arcades


zip disks

floppy disks

yeah, it’s pretty obvious I’m a Semi geek…

Post # 7
2755 posts
Sugar bee

Going to a store to rent movies instead of streaming them instantly.

Dial-up internet

Not HAVING the internet haha

Using folded maps instead of a GPS

Post # 8
10649 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Library Index Cards

Post # 9
2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Well, I was actually going to say VHS, but we still have a VCR and all my old VHS tapes, so my kid has a treasure trove of movies so I dont have to spend a dime to get the “remastered, fantabulous, blu ray HD ultra violet space age” version.

Post # 10
10649 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

How easy it was to injury yourself on one of these!

Post # 11
7642 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love this thread!

Kids being sent home from school early because it was hot (no air conditioning in class rooms).

Vinyl records.

TV which went fuzzy (analog TV) and tiny TV sets in general.

Slide rules and log table books

Being unable to find a piece of information without doing something really hardcore like taking the bus to the city’s main library


Post # 12
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I had to explain to my little sister’s friend (10 years younger) how to roll down the windows in my car since I didn’t have power windows.


Post # 13
7642 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This (it’s about 2 inches tall):

Post # 14
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Only having 3 TV stations (with rabbit ears)

Playing outside

Black and white TV




Post # 15
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Big bulky TV’s and desktop computers


And that I had a Giga Pet as a kid – not an iPod, iPhone, laptop, tablet, etc.

Post # 16
7642 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Another one: phone booths. And being sure you had the appropriate coin (or a phonecard) in your purse so you could call your parents from one.

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