posted on Sep, 18 2016 @ 11:18 PM
a reply to: searcherfortruth
Ah, those were the days! Old-fashioned record players were awesome! I still own records, and actually bought a player recently. Nothing like that
depth of sound! 8-tracks were cool, because you never had to rewind, and they'd repeat. Loved that about them. As for VCRs, first ones in my
family, my sister and I bought as adults! A "standard" television was usually big, in color if you were lucky, and you got three channels, maybe a
fourth, and had to turn a knob to change them. I still remember Mom shopping got replacement tubes! Cable was just becoming a big thing when I was
in junior high. Rotary phones? My granddaddy had a party line!
In high school, it was awesome when TI came out with a calculator small enough to carry in a belt pouch. Coke cans still had the tabs you could pull
off, and cost, AFTER the evil price increase, a quarter. Fifteen cents before that. Almost no one had a computer. Go back a bit further, and you
get die stores, and two-for-a-penny candy. Yes, I am serious. A quarter in the dime store could net you two to four simple toys. We loves pea
shooters. Oh, for one of those nowadays!!! Games were hide and seek, red rover, tag, or just playing with toys or making mud pies. Sliding down a
muddy hill on a cardboard box was the thrill entertainment. No video games, just fun. Scary movies were the old sort, preferably with Dr. Shock
I miss those days!