I  remember:

  • crank telephones and “Central”
  • kerosine lanterns
  • the first electric washing machines
  • the first electric dryers
  • the last first and last typewriters
  • The first telephone polls and party lines
  • oscillating fans
  • Model “T” Fords with ‘cranks’
  • nickel candy bars
  • nugrape, Cho chos, peanut patties and chocolate soda pop
  • cigarette rolling machines
  • Hadacol
  • washboards
  • boiling clothes in cast iron pots
  • Clotheslines
  • Ice boxes and Ice houses
  • open electric wall sockets
  • water coolers for automobiles
  • window units
  • Western Union delivery
  • tennis shoes
  • Revivals
  • crystal radios
  • the “red” and “blue” networks
  • Geritol
  • wire , tape and digital recorders
  • 45-RPM and 33-LP recordings
  • the first television sets
  • the first FM stations
  •  Polaroid cameras
  • Rationing
  • Montgomery Ward and Sears Roebuck catalogs
  • Touring Circus
  • outhouses
  • silk stockings and nylons
  • Rayon clothing
  • Scope and Crest toothpaste
  • disposable diapers
  • Dime Stores
  • soft drink vending machines and lemon/lime soda
  • Ipana toothpaste
  • Clove, Black Jack, Beeman and Dentyne gum
  • Brylcreem, Vitalis,Jergens Lotion and Lanolin 
  • colored margarine
  • Pollypop in wax ‘bottles’ and jawbreakers
  • “Bit ‘O Honey” and “Cherry Mash” candy bars
  • ten-cent movie matinees and five-cent popcorn
  • the first automatic transmissions
  • the first electric windows and door locks
  • tinfoil and “Pam'”
  • tubeless tires
  • The March of Dimes
  • Polio prevention
  • Citizen Band 
  • computers that filled a room
  • Cell Phones
  • microchips
  • video cameras and cameras that are cell phones
  • Home security and car alarms
  • Assault rifles
  • School Guards
  • Open heart surgery and Pacemakers
  • CT scan and MRI
  • Digital hearing aids
  • Legalized Abortion
  • DWI and DUI
  • Terrorism
  • Legalized marijuana

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