August 18, 2011 2:44 am at 2:44 am #598704
Who is old enough here in the CR to remember when you had to use pins on babys cloth diapers?
Or dial the telephone using the rotary method?
Or when camera had that weird little film you put in. It was a black plastic cartridge.(forget the name)
Who remembers juke boxes on the side of the restaurant table?
Typewriters that you could break a finger trying to type with.
Tape cassette players in the car that didn’t run off the car battery.
The windows in cars that you had to manually haul up or down.
If you have anything to add please ….August 18, 2011 3:23 am at 3:23 am #800928
U can’t even use the expression “like a broken record” because ur kids look @ u like u fell off the moon
How about when phone had cords and were attached to a wall and u couldn’t do work and talk on the phone without burning the wire every few weeksAugust 18, 2011 3:26 am at 3:26 am #800929
Instamatic icartridge is the name of the type of film.August 18, 2011 3:28 am at 3:28 am #800930
Ha ha records! But my kitchen phone is not cordless, I am still a decade behind with my cord.August 18, 2011 3:37 am at 3:37 am #800931
am yisrael chaiParticipant
-public phones (mostly broken), no cells
-black & white photos only
-fans only, no air conditioners
-slide rules, no calculators
-hanging laundry up, no dryers
You mentioned typewriters. I remember once trying to define a keyboard to a teen, and I’d said “the part of the computer that looks like a typewriter.” To which he responded, “What’s a typewriter?”
There’s nothing like the young ones to make us feel old! “When you were born, did they have cars yet?”August 18, 2011 3:44 am at 3:44 am #800932
whats the rotary method???
you really had to roll down the car windows manually??? how did that work???August 18, 2011 3:55 am at 3:55 am #800933
“The windows in cars that you had to manually haul up or down”
A classmate of my 8-year old son was in our car. He looked at the door and asked, “What is that?!” It was the window handle, he had never seen one.
At one eye doctor, they showed the kids pictures to identify and one was of an old-fashioned phone (a princess model, yet). Of course the kids had no idea what they were supposed to say.
Wasn’t that weird little film called…film?
You remember intermission at the movies when they changed the reels?
You remember Arnold Fine?August 18, 2011 3:58 am at 3:58 am #800934
I remember when we had to read our emails by candlelight.
My mother remembers when she had to carve her emails into the cave walls.
I remember steam-powered word-processors.
I remember when the Coffee Room served only tea.
there was a typo in my last post, it should read “Instamatic Cartridge”August 18, 2011 4:09 am at 4:09 am #800935
Do you remember when computer screens were about 18 inches thick? You remember?!August 18, 2011 4:18 am at 4:18 am #800936
When I graduated HS i actually typed 95 words a minute on a manual typewriter. That is how prepared we were to go out in the real world. A roll of film was a roll of film and 35 ml cameras still use them, instamatics were a drop in cartridge. The first tape recorders also had film that were threaded through on two wheels that turned and not tape cartridges.
Why are you trying to make us feel old?August 18, 2011 4:19 am at 4:19 am #800937
do you remember the fresh intoxicating smell of fresh mimeographed sheets? mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.August 18, 2011 4:21 am at 4:21 am #800938
fans only, no air conditioners
My mother took regents in a sweltering room without air conditioning or fans. I dont know how they managed!!August 18, 2011 4:28 am at 4:28 am #800939
do you remember “Picturephones” at the 1964 Worlds Fair? They were pretty cool, you could see who you were talking with. They predicted in five years everyone would have one.August 18, 2011 4:28 am at 4:28 am #800940
Remember when cellphones were just meant to make phone calls and not be a music player/web browser/gps/videogame console/mobile workstation super computer? Yeah, neither do I….August 18, 2011 4:33 am at 4:33 am #800941
TheGoqParticipantAugust 18, 2011 4:34 am at 4:34 am #800942
ronrsr u have won my sincere respect 4 ur sense of humourAugust 18, 2011 4:50 am at 4:50 am #800943
am yisrael chaiParticipant
Remember when computers took up a whole room? And it was so cold in there you needed to put on your hats & gloves before entering?
So now you had freezing computers that froze…August 18, 2011 9:47 am at 9:47 am #800944
do you remember computers that had a vlack background and only alien green type?August 18, 2011 9:56 am at 9:56 am #800945
Ha ha records! But my kitchen phone is not cordless, I am still a decade behind with my cord.
…and in the case of a blackout (c’v) you’ll be the only one with a working phone. No one said newer is better.August 18, 2011 11:08 am at 11:08 am #800946
flashcubes on slimline cameras
brown bags to bring home grocery/fruit
Mom cleaning the house with daughters helping without a kvetch
butcher packing meat/chicken in paper
koshering your chickens at home
discussing important topics with your parents(not friends)
carbon paper for copying notes for your friend who was absent
staying home for seminary and turning our great
yeshiva boys going to Eretz Yisroel to learn,with no cell phone nor credit card and not coming home for about 2 years with a call perhaps once a year
communal sukkas(made of old doors) in the shul yard and all men of all types eating together b’achdus
double reeled cassette players
super 8 movie camera
trolley cars on 39th street
Myrtle Avenue line
green city buses
train seats made of cane
when youngsters gave their seats for elderly(with a smile)
when kids who graduated and went to work knew what responsibility meant and were capable of being on their own without Papa’s handoutsAugust 18, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm #800947
How about carbon paper if somebody was absent the friend took notes with carbon paper cuz there was no copie machines only stencil machines for the detoesAugust 18, 2011 1:15 pm at 1:15 pm #800948
Ronsr, Mimiograph fluid really was intoxicating. It was alcohol.
Does anyone else remember when the toilets on airplanes had seat belts?August 18, 2011 1:34 pm at 1:34 pm #800949
Yes, the THREAD for Posters 40… will save you a lot of repetitious effort.
And, rather than focusing on how old we are (b”H!), look at how much things have changed in such a short time. Teenagers can say, wow, you remember when you had to text from the numeric pad?!August 18, 2011 1:38 pm at 1:38 pm #800950
do you remamber taps that you could use one time and then you have to pull out all the wires (bendlech) from the tape recorder and send in to someone to fix it and use another time and then agian the same thingAugust 18, 2011 1:47 pm at 1:47 pm #800951
I was cleaning out my old record collection, and a much younger family member walked in and exclaimed “wow how many songs can be burned on to that big cd?”August 18, 2011 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm #800952
Closer to home:
A salting board for chickens
When nothing was kosher except for a few staple products
When kids were happier with less
When we were separate and distinct and not so comfortable with non- Jews
When more than a few people (including many women)shed rivers of tears during Yomim Naraim davening and were not focused on how soon davening would end
When divorce was practically unheard of
When no one questioned the authority of Rabbonim
When people were more focused on ehrlichkeit and not frumkeitAugust 18, 2011 3:19 pm at 3:19 pm #800953
Anyone remember when we had outhouses behind the house?August 18, 2011 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm #800954
I LOVE your article. Well written!August 18, 2011 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #800955
“train seats made of cane”
You beat me to it, Ms. Critique! I remember the train to Williamsburg with cane seats, porcelain handles, and ceiling fans. And the round windows!
The other thing I remember, is round stools in the luncheonette, Woolworths with a lunch counter (traif food, but I still remember seeing it) and payphone booths.
And 8 track tapes.
Ah, the good old days.August 18, 2011 6:29 pm at 6:29 pm #800956
I remember reading the ‘I remember when..’ in a rocking chair.August 18, 2011 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #800957
What ever happened with those candy “choo choos”?? it came like 5 squares in a pack! They were really good!!August 18, 2011 8:50 pm at 8:50 pm #800958
how about the old pixy stix? they are nothing like the ones they have nowadays.
dont forget the old hair curling iron that you stuck into a flame to heat up.
refrigerators that had ice all around the freezer.
ovens with pilot lights; suitcases without wheels; black and white tvs with the rabbit ear antennas; tv tubes in back of the tv; the old PF Flyers sneakers; spalding pink balls, stickball bats made from an old mop or broom; old seltzer bottles delivered to your house; fresh milk delivered in a glass bottle; an AM transistor radio; clotheslines to hang the wet clothes on; clothespins too of course; cars without power steering and power brakes!!!August 18, 2011 9:20 pm at 9:20 pm #800959
Oh, do I remember these, and some details to boot!
* suitcases w/o wheels – In plaid, with a “sardine can” zipper
* spalding pink balls – And the kids who called them “spalldeens”August 18, 2011 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm #800960
do you remember when gasoline was under a dollar a gallon?August 18, 2011 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm #800961
Al tomar me haya ki hayamim harishonim hayu tovim mi’eileh ki lo mechachma sha’alta al zehAugust 19, 2011 12:12 am at 12:12 am #800962
“Yoohoo its me, my name is Pinky Lee.” (aka Pinchus Levy)
wringer washing machines
“Its Howdy Doody time.”
“M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E” “We’re Mousketeers and we”re here to have some thrills, we know its true that a laugh can cure your ills.”
sardine cans with keys to open them
non-homogenized milk with cream at the top of the bottle
reel to reel tape recorders
The Ed Sullivan ShowAugust 19, 2011 12:33 am at 12:33 am #800963
i have never even heard of these things in my life!!August 19, 2011 1:01 am at 1:01 am #800964
Okay, to make you all feel a little younger (especially after amazingirl97’s post) I remember a lot of these things. And I’ve seen/heard of pretty much all of them. And I’m only in my mid-twenties!August 19, 2011 2:38 am at 2:38 am #800965
“Lucy, I’m home.”August 19, 2011 2:52 am at 2:52 am #800966
Hi Ho Silver, awaaaaaaaaaaaaay.August 19, 2011 2:53 am at 2:53 am #800967
LOL ! I think MS. Critique and Minyan Gal must be the oldest women in the CR! How old are they????????August 19, 2011 3:01 am at 3:01 am #800968
I have heard or seen these things too and am in my early 20s. I guess that makes me intelligint BH. (1st one to catch it gets a prize).August 19, 2011 3:09 am at 3:09 am #800969
can we not go back so long ago? how about,
getting a walkman for chanuka..
cassette tapes in the car
gameboy color [not in color]
walkie talkies instead of cell phones..
no lead pencils only regular ones with sharpeners
when that crazy hair candy was kosher..
when the american girl dolls only had 8 choices for which doll to get..
.. idk cant remember any more at the moment but this was more my time..August 19, 2011 3:23 am at 3:23 am #800970
My teenage sister remembers riding the trolley. (In SF.)August 19, 2011 3:53 am at 3:53 am #800971
Does anyone remember way back to a thing called a “landline”? It was a little bit similar to a cellphone, but it was attached to your house wall an you were tethered to it while talking. Imagine that.
Ahh, the nostalgia!August 19, 2011 5:55 am at 5:55 am #800973
no lead pencils only regular ones with sharpeners
And I thought I was old. I remember lead pencils back in the early 60s, and some of the ones we had at home from from the 50s.August 19, 2011 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm #800974
How old do you think i am? Give a 5 age range and i will let you know if you are correct or not!
….here are more
The Three Stooges
Chazan Hass and his daughters
The Art Raymond Show
Der Vetter Nuvi
Watching the Eichman Y”S trialAugust 19, 2011 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm #800975
Car 54 where are you?
My mother the car
Rocky and Bullwinkle
The Farmer’s Daughter
Father Knows Best
My Little MargieAugust 19, 2011 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #800976
umm, sender av, did you previously spell that “intellegent”?August 19, 2011 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm #800977
You are around 60-65(forgive me – I actually am thinking possibly a little older). Zvi Schooler gives me that thought.
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