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Old 01-20-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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VCR
8-track player
Up until last summer, all we had was a VCR for movies. We now have a DVD player, but almost all of our movies are VHF.
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Hmmm....pay phones/phone booths.....
those awful prickly hair rollers with the pins to hold them in your hair...
My daughter uses hair rollers with pins. She hates them. She's 16.
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Roller Skates that attatched to your shoes.
Fisher Price makes them. Great for beginners.
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My tape player and cassettes. A camera with film!
My camera with film is in a drawer. The kids know what it is.
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A TV where you changed the channel by turning the knob
Hey, those are still made and used.
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The little round disk you placed inside 45rpm records. I've seen them made as gold jewelry pendants.
They're called "spiders".
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TV antennas. I remember wrapping aluminum foil around the ends for better reception on our four t.v. stations!

Encyclopedias (or even going to the library for research)
There are rabbit ears on my TV. We do not have cable.
My daughter has a set of encyclopedias in her room and uses them constantly.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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An "ant farm". A "walkie talkie". A hula-hoop.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:23 PM
 
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Ill never will forget my niece came over to my moms house and to this day she still has this rotary phone that is hard while to the wall
(no jacks) in her basement.
My niece was confuse how to operate it.
We had a rotary phone about 10 yrs ago and adults would come over to our house and have no idea how to use it.

I remember getting touch-tone phones in about 1974? (I think) - still on the wall, but with buttons. I thought most people had rotary dial through the 70s though so I was amazed that adults could not figure out how to use a rotary-dial phone.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:40 PM
 
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Actually walkie-talkies and hula hoops have made a comeback.

My mother still uses a rotary phone. It's old, but then so is she.]

What ever happened to sea monkeys? We've been looking for them for years.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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Actually walkie-talkies and hula hoops have made a comeback.

My mother still uses a rotary phone. It's old, but then so is she.]

What ever happened to sea monkeys? We've been looking for them for years.
I think everyone came here to put up their own posts not to be corrected at every turn....I don't see anywhere here that people are looking for an argument.
Not everything is up for dispute. Don't ruin people's fun.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Eastern time zone
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What ever happened to sea monkeys? We've been looking for them for years.


Google. I found a bunch of sites that sell them. I'd link, but probably get pulled for advertising. Suffice to say one was a major chain toy store.

As for things that my kids would be aghast at...the whole concept of penny candy. Pong (and why was that game so entertaining, anyway?). Black and white TV. And definitely the idea of no remote.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:14 PM
 
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Up until last summer, all we had was a VCR for movies. We now have a DVD player, but almost all of our movies are VHF.

My daughter uses hair rollers with pins. She hates them. She's 16.

Fisher Price makes them. Great for beginners.

My camera with film is in a drawer. The kids know what it is.

Hey, those are still made and used.

They're called "spiders".

There are rabbit ears on my TV. We do not have cable.
My daughter has a set of encyclopedias in her room and uses them constantly.
Oh yes! There's nothing like a set of real encyclopedia with real pages...no computerized substitute comes close! I loved having that in the house growing up.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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Google. I found a bunch of sites that sell them. I'd link, but probably get pulled for advertising. Suffice to say one was a major chain toy store.

As for things that my kids would be aghast at...the whole concept of penny candy. Pong (and why was that game so entertaining, anyway?). Black and white TV. And definitely the idea of no remote.
I just saw them for sale over Christmas at a drugstore chain.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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We had a rotary phone about 10 yrs ago and adults would come over to our house and have no idea how to use it.

I remember getting touch-tone phones in about 1974? (I think) - still on the wall, but with buttons. I thought most people had rotary dial through the 70s though so I was amazed that adults could not figure out how to use a rotary-dial phone.
I think my mom had her rotary phone well into the 90's. But there are a lot of adults out there now who weren't born until the 70's or 80's. I refer to them as fetuses.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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I remember when I was a freshman in college I had a 'walk man'--wow that was the big thing.
Now kids have Ipods.

I had a 'boom box' also. It played 8 tracks as well as cassettes.

I always tell my son about Pong, that pathetic video game with the 2 sticks (we are both 'gamers' so he finds it very amusing). When I showed him what it was online he cracked up laughing.

I am so glad videogames and computer games have gotten better.

I think kids today would be puzzled by black and white tvs. We had one in our kitchen.
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