From the world of everything.
Payphones, full-service gas stations, typewriters, adding machines...and yes, kids playing outside.
I miss the relative convenience of public payphones - portable phones aren't cost effective for my situation. Your other items are also excellent choices.
And the privacy afforded by entering a booth and shutting the door. :)
As are yours, though I do still see the occasional public drinking fountain, hand-written letter, and people doing math in their heads...less frequently high-quality items, though never mass-produced due to planned obsolescence.
Thank you. It's true that people are putting pen to paper and calculating almost by rote but both skills seem rare which, admittedly, isn't the same as not seeing "it anymore" - the issue with high-quality items: same thing - my bad... twenty lashes with a wet noodle.
No...it used to be possible to buy high-quality items that were mass produced before planned obsolescence, so your point was actually quite a good one. :)
Why thank you :)
Oh yes the older things were better. When I am out at a store and notice someone with nich clothing I always know it is something old because nothing made today looks as nice.
I understand NJ does as well, but they aren't around here anymore. Ours was one of the last in our area.
me too it is too cold and I always wonder if i am doing it correctly.
We have some left although the one close to me went out of business. Seems cars like mine a prius just don't fill up enough to pay for pump attendants. One other place the owner an older man pumps the gas to save money.
Boz you got them all. Wind up clocks.
I still have a couple of wind up clocks and rotary phones, too! Lol
Public drinking fountains, police patrols on foot, letters written by hand, high-quality man-made goods, U.S. textiles made from the ground up, simple adding and subtracting in one's head.
I wonder what ever happened to police patrols on foot? We don't have them here either. I'm guessing policing has become reactive rather than proactive as that makes it much easier to assign a dollar value.
We have walking police when there is a concert or event downtown. But mostly they are on dirt bicycles all summer,m the in shape guys at least. Fat old guys still stay in the jeeps.
That sounds exactly the same as here.
There once was a gent known as JD,
Who said, to a well-bred young lady,
" 'Tis sad, website planners
Can't legislate manners;
The trolls are so crude, rude and shady!"
Indeed; you were the inspiration for many of them.
Kids delivering newspapers on their bicycles at 5am, schools full of skinny kids, diving boards at public swimming pools, topless bathers at regular beaches, cops that would pull you over for speeding and give you a warning, affordable electricity, a single rubbish bin per house, and Elvis... he's left the building.
I wonder what kind of songs he'd be doing now if he was still with us?
I remember cops who used to make teens dump the beer out go home rather than arrest them and give them a record.
Yes, now it seems to be all about fines and convictions.
You can still find payphones here-
Usually in shopping malls and bus/train stations.But not that many really.
Payphone booths here have all been converted into internet wireless hotspots.
I know pay phones are important especially in places there are no towers no cell service. Lots of places like that on coastal Maine. They ought to put up a windmill with phone tower out there someplace. We really need both phone towers and electricity sources.
I think the reason they don't here, is because where there is no towers or cell service, there is also no phone cables to run to pay phone, so instead the the Government provides a remote area subsidy for satellite phones. But tourists have to be careful when they go into these remote areas as they can find themeselves without phone access very easily if they are not prepared.
I have my newspaper delivered.The paperboy is 60!
Yes probably the same here, the guy delivers them in his car and unlike the paper boy that put them in your letter box, the guy just throws them in the general direction of your house with getting out of the car.
Funny only older people want to work now, the kids think they deserve to sleep all day and live for free.
Civil discourse, smoky bars/pubs, floppy disks, Jarts, and console TVs.
I forgot about the smoke in public, that was a huge issue when I was a kid, even my doctor would smoke when I went to see him about my asthma.
Trees taking children hostage, non-reality television, people reading actual books.
I have trees that tend to take adults hostage from time to time. And I still prefer real books, as do a few others here. :)
That we are all the same. Only through the eyes of a child is there such hope and innocence.
bambi so cute
We still play with the lincoln logs but have added legos to the mix.
I got lincoln logs as a kid but they didn't help play with dolls.
CUTE GUYS!! :P well not entirely there just are less. What with such travesties as the hipster beard trends and the fedora vest combo look there really isn't much for me to look at there that doesn't scream "crazed eastern european ventrilloquist from the 20s"
Most of the rotary phones are gone and a stewardess (see how old I am) remarked on a flight I was one years ago that she had not seen anyone play solitaire with a real deck of cards in ages. I don't leave home without a book and a deck of cards.
Also steam engines