When you reach a certain age, you realize that some of the things from your past are so obsolete that you haven’t thought about them in decades.
Here is a list. Feel free to add to it:
The Crayola crayon color called flesh
Playing cowboys and Indians
Toy guns that shoot caps
Tomato soup with popcorn
Swanson chicken pot pies
Ayds diet chews (yes, it was a real thing)
Nylon stockings with seams
Phones plugged into the wall or hanging on the wall
Long distance plans
Pre-ordering wedding announcements
The taboo of tattoos
Newspapers (I still read eight per week).
Paper magazines (I still read six a month).
The Thomas Guide street guide
Travel guide books
CD’s (I have 200 of them)
Thongs (flip flops)
newspaper ads (personal, jobs, apartments)
manners (sorry about this one)
keeping to the right while walking on the sidewalk
letting older people have the right of way on said sidewalk
Presidential plates with Nixon in the center.
The list goes on and on. Please send me your thoughts.
One reader suggested:
rotary dial phones