Thursday, July 23, 2009

Will Your Kids E ver Know???

Ah, remember the good ol' days?

Well, the folks over at [namely Nathan Barry] have written about '100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About'.

Here's just a few from their list I'm sure my own five children [ages 25 - 30] have no idea of:

2] Super-8 movies
4] TV channels being a 'single-digit'
6] Rotary dial televisions with nor remote control. [I add Black & White TV sets here as well!]
8] 8-track cartridges
9] Vinyl records
13] Scanning the radio dial and hearing static between stations
56] When Spam was just a meat product!
57] Typewriters
58] Putting film in your camera
59] Mailing that film away to be processed
62] Getting lost. [Hey, with GPS, why should you?]
63] Rotary-dial telephones
64] Answering machines
65] Using a stick to point at information on a wall chart
67] Phones with actual bells on them
71] Remembering someones phone number
72] Not knowing who was calling you on the phone before answering it
74] Toys without an appropriate age listed on them
76] Waiting for the television-network premiere to watch a movie after its run at the theater
78] Neat handwriting
80] Starbuck being a man
83] Kentucky Fried Chicken, as opposed to KFC
84] Trig tables and log tables
85] "Don't know what a slide rule is for..."
86] Finding books in a card catalog at the library
87] Swimming pools with diving boards
91] Having to manually unlock your car doors
92] Writing a check
93] Looking out the window during a long drive
94] Roller skates, as opposed to roller blades
96] Libraries as a place to get books rather than the place to use the Internet
99] A physical dictionary [not wikipedia]
100] When a 'geek' and a 'nerd' were one and the same

A few that I'd like to add here:
1] When buying a hamburger and a shake meant a single sized burger and a small glass of milkshake [no "super-sizes"!]
2] When we all sat down at the table at supper time, together!
3] Sundays meant getting up early and going to Sunday School and Church. And sometimes, the preacher came home with you and ate fried chicken at your house!
4] School meant starting the day with The Pledge of Allegiance and The Lord's Prayer
5] Girls wore pants only to play in. School and church you'd better be in a dress or skirt!
6] Everyone said "Yes, Ma'am" and "Yes, Sir"
7] Everyone said "Please" and "Thank-You"
8]It was impolite to speak with your mouth full
9] When visitors came to the house, the TV was turned off
10] There was a single phone in the house. ONE And your time was limited, in case Mom or Dad were to receive a call.
11] There was no "Call-Waiting"
12] Dinners were cooked on the stove, not in the microwave [There wasn't a microwave!]
13] The ice-cream man came once a week during the summer. It was the only sweet we were allowed!
14] Mom cooked one meal. If you didn't like what was put on your plate, you didn't eat till the next meal!
15] Allowances meant 25 or 50 cents a week. And we thought we were rich!
16] Saving our allowance to buy something we wanted. Mom and Dad didn't buy us everything we asked for! [Heck, we didn't ask, we knew how we'd have to get it!]
17] Roller skates meant strapping a metal plate with wheels onto your sturdiest shoes, and tightening them down with leather straps and a key
18] Playing outside from sunup to sundown [no sitting in the house!]
19] Knowing that if you misbehaved while playing in the neighborhood, Mom would know about it before you got home and be waiting for you!
20] Knowing that if you misbehaved, you'd get a spanking, whether at home or at school!
21] There was no cussing [cursing] allowed in the home. Men might cuss among themselves, but never in the presence of a lady. And if a child did, it was grounds to be spanked and get your mouth washed out with soap!
22] Adults smoked cigarettes and took an occasional [social] drink. They didn't die from cancer. And there was no danger for children due to second-hand smoke.
23] We didn't wear seat belts when riding in a car [there weren't any seat belts in the car!]
24] Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a hot summer day was a sure-fired way to cool off!
25] Playing in the garden sprinklers on a hot summer day
26] Santa brought four or five toys, not a whole room full!
27] Girls didn't wear makeup before they were 16
28] Girls didn't date before they were 16!
30] Dope meant you were acting silly
31] "Hoe" was something used in the garden
32] "Family" meant Mom and Dad and a bunch of kids

Okay, that's my two cents worth added to it! What can you think of to add to the list?

What will your kids never know about???

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