Remember when we used to dial a phone, not tap it? How about racing to the TV to manually change the channel before our favorite show starts? Those were the good old days! If you’re a Boomer, no doubt these memories make you smile with nostalgia. Yet, today’s youngsters might find these habits outdated and downright bewildering!
Rotary Dial Phones
Before smartphones or even cordless phones, we had rotary dial phones. You had to stick your finger into the corresponding hole of the number you wanted to dial and turn to call someone!
Forget autocorrect or spell check. Boomers had to press each key individually with force, and if you made a mistake, you had to start all over again!
Long before Google, if you wanted to learn about something, you had to flip through volumes of encyclopedias.
Getting up to Change the Channel
Remote controls were a luxury. Instead, you had to get up and manually switch the TV dial to change the channel.
Text messages and emails were pure science fiction. If you wanted to tell someone something, you had to write and mail a letter.
Listening to Music on a Record Player
Streaming Music would have seemed like magic. Instead, boomers listened to Music on record players and had to flip the record to hear all the songs.
Using a Map
There was no GPS or Google Maps. Instead, you had to rely on physical maps and your sense of direction.
There were no digital cameras or phones to take unlimited photos. Instead, you had a roll of film that could only take limited shots.
Playing Outside Until Dark
Video games and smartphones weren’t around yet. So, kids spent their time playing outside until it got dark.
Kids were taught and expected to write in neat, legible cursive. No typing here!
Hanging Clothes to Dry
Clothes dryers were less prevalent. Clothes were often hung on clotheslines to dry.
Instead of buying milk from a store, it was delivered right to your doorstep in glass bottles.
Before playlists, there were mixtapes. You’d record songs from the radio onto a cassette to listen to your favorite tracks.
You’d go to a drive-in theater instead of streaming movies to catch a flick.
Smoking was much more common, and you’d find ashtrays in homes, restaurants, and airplanes.
If you were out and needed to make a call, you’d have to find a phone booth and have a chance to make the call.
Collecting S&H Green Stamps
Boomers would collect these stamps from shopping, which they could redeem for products.
Using a Washboard
Before washing machines became common, some boomers would wash their clothes using a washboard.
Riding in the Back of a Pickup Truck
Safety standards were different back then. It was common for kids to ride in the back of a pickup truck.
Reading Comic Books at the Newsstand
Before digital comics or graphic novels, boomers would hang out at the newsstand, flipping through comic books.
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