15 People Share the Things They Remember That a Younger Person Wouldn’t Without Revealing Their Ages
Each generation grows up with a unique set of circumstances. For example, our kids will one day remember how they were the first kids ever go to go school at home via Zoom. Who knows if that will be a thing in the future or not. Meanwhile, many of us remember dial-up internet, landlines connected to the wall with a cord and having to get up to change the channel on the TV instead of using a remote.
Just by mentioning one or a few things that were normal when you were a kid, it’s easy to realize how much things have changed. There are many, many things we remember that kids today will never fully understand. Many people are finding it easy to reveal their approximate age by mentioning something they remember from when they were younger. Here are some great examples. Enjoy this blast from the past and see how many of these things you remember.
TV Has Changed a Lot
Kim Crowther Nielson wrote:
There was only a couple TV channels, 25″ screens were as big as they came, and all you got at night was an obnoxious tone and a picture pattern.
The Original Nintendo
Jill Culver wrote:
Cleaning our Nintendo games with a qtip n alcohol. But only if blowing in it didn’t work. Lmao
Cindy Purinton wrote:
Milk home delivery in glass bottles
So Many Memories
Corey Leigh Elliott wrote:
Bebo, myspace, shoveling snow or mowing grass for money playing outside til street lights came on, waterbeds
Shannen Dettmann wrote:
We used to have to go to the video store to rent a movie
Amy Moore wrote:
Corded wall phones were a thing, and so were rotary phones.
mbakisye Ifeanyichukwu wrote:
Dying of dysentery on Oregon Trail
Christopher Villa wrote:
We used a hand wringer to squeeze the water out of the clothes before we hung them on the clothesline.
Stephanie Baxter wrote:
There was a computer building on my college campus. Not a building for computer classes. A building for “the” computer.
Paying Per Text
Shannon Ann wrote:
I didn’t have a cellphone until I was 20, because when the teens that I grew up with had them the minutes and txt messages were separate u had so many minutes and had to pay $.10 a message
Laura Roroyourboat wrote:
No remotes for the tv only 5 channels, and barely those cuz you had to mess with the rabbit ear antenna
Angela Sabatino wrote:
I got a typewriter for graduation to take to college!
Amy Leadabrand wrote:
I’m trying to record my favorite song from the radio. Hope the DJ doesn’t talk over the intro too much or I’ll just rewind and try again next hour.
Trudy Stusrud wrote:
Bathrooms!!! My husband had to go outside to use the bathroom!!!
Symone Miller wrote:
The rewind on my music was a pencil eraser