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April 25, 2013 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #609148TheGoqParticipant
when you were a little kid?
For me it was drive through car wash and the drive thru at the bank where the deposit was put in the tube and got sucked into the bank.April 25, 2013 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #1002576dafyomi2711Member
how everything just seemed to move at a normal pace without all these stupid wireless phones and gadgets and no internet!April 25, 2013 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #1002577miritchkaMember
going through a car wash and walking over the bridge.
When i was really young, it was writing with a red pen.April 25, 2013 4:00 pm at 4:00 pm #1002578
I loved our washing machine. I was so excited to be tall enough to do my laundry by myself.
To this day, I find doing laundry very relaxing.April 25, 2013 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm #1002579hahahahaMember
those tall tall tall high school girls and yeshiva bachurim
And whenever we passed by the “twin towers” looking up to see who could spot the tippity top..April 25, 2013 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm #1002580WIYMember
Put that on your shidduch resume :-pApril 25, 2013 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm #1002581sharpMember
Toll booths, right in the middle of nowhere. It may be an endangered species now.
Escalators!!April 25, 2013 6:56 pm at 6:56 pm #1002582Yserbius123Participant
Video Games. Which I still think are cool. Also space ships.April 25, 2013 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm #1002583rationalfrummieMember
Water features, seeing the ocean for the first time, fire trucks, going up and looking over my dad’s shoulder as he leined- there were so many letters, and the smell of parchment.
And WIY- good call. Laundry is one of those things that I thought was universally hated. It’s interesting to see that’s not the case.April 25, 2013 8:25 pm at 8:25 pm #1002584PBTMember
The moonlandings. They, and the efforts leading up to them, were the first subject matter that I have ever loved. When I began to study Mishna, Gemara, etc., as an adult I made it a goal to learn to love those Torah study texts the same way I loved spaceflight and the moonlandings. I think I finally achieved that in the last year.April 25, 2013 8:48 pm at 8:48 pm #1002585charliehallParticipant
Sandy Koufax not pitching Game One in the World Series because it was Yom Kippur.
Many decades later I researched his record; it appears that never in his 12 year career did he pitch on Yom Kippur.April 25, 2013 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm #1002586
The time i opened a really long username on a coffeeroom and the mods edited it!
lol that was you?April 25, 2013 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm #1002587I can only tryMember
Interesting thread idea.
-Learning that the United States was the most powerful country in the world.
-Finding out an acquaintance’s father drove a taxi (infinitely cooler than a boring office job).
-Learning Moshiach is coming by the year 6000 (practically around the corner!)
-Seeing postage stamps from Israel! With Hebrew lettering!
-Xerox machines (much better than mimeographs). And they don’t even destroy the original!
-Electric pencil sharpeners. (who hasn’t sharpened a pencil down to a nub when first trying out an electric sharpener?)
-A shul that had a Candy Lady as well as a Candy Man (really!)
-Koirim on RH and YC. Al Chait on YC.
-The Entebbe raid and rescue.
-Watching the milkman deliver in the predawn hours. They really didn’t have a driver’s seat in those trucks.
-Seeing trains on McDonald Avenue. Not on the elevated line, but on the street itself.
-President Ford coming to Yeshiva of Flatbush to speak.
-Rabeim actually playing baseball with us on Lag B’Omer.
-Heavier-than-air flight. (just checking if you read this far.)April 25, 2013 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm #1002588
Mod, identify yourself!
Whom else would it be?
this is 73. I wasn’t the one who changed the sn, though
I wouldn’t put it past shnitzyApril 26, 2013 1:03 pm at 1:03 pm #1002589squeakParticipant
Time for his subtitle to change, don’t you think?April 26, 2013 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm #1002590🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
you’re right squeak. Can you imagine if the FBI found it and considered it worth looking into?April 26, 2013 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm #1002591
Squeak, when did i become a male?April 26, 2013 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #1002592YW Moderator-73Moderator
good point, squeakApril 26, 2013 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #1002593
love the new subtitleApril 26, 2013 8:30 pm at 8:30 pm #1002594oomisParticipant
i STILL think driving through the car wash is cool.April 26, 2013 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #1002595squeakParticipant
Honestly, there are far too many people who don’t know enough American history that it is a real concern. Not worried about the g-men.April 26, 2013 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm #1002596YW Moderator-72Participant
What did you think was cool…
taking my siblings etch-a-sketch and shaking them when I didn’t think what they were blogging was appropriate…April 27, 2013 2:57 pm at 2:57 pm #1002597no longer need seminaryMember
i always wanted to be one of those high school girls going to their next class while holding their books with one hand towards their stomach. im in that position now…….April 28, 2013 11:22 am at 11:22 am #1002598YW Moderator-42Moderator
It was cool to meet the YW Editor in person!April 28, 2013 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm #1002599
Mods can fail?April 29, 2013 2:04 am at 2:04 am #1002600YW Moderator-42Moderator
I’m still not tall enough to reach some washing machines (the stacked ones). T613, you are welcome to do my laundry any time. Perhaps we should start a YWCR laundry drop-off service.April 29, 2013 2:20 am at 2:20 am #1002601WolfmanParticipant
What did I think was cool?
That machine at the dry cleaners that makes the clothes go around. Kind of like a carousel for suits.April 29, 2013 4:22 pm at 4:22 pm #1002602
WIY and 42, how nice of you to think of my relaxation. Unfortunately it’s my own laundry I like doing. 🙂April 29, 2013 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #1002603🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
I thought front load washers were cool to watch. I thought my dad was cool cuz he did so many cool things. He made a 6 foot hot air balloon that we used at the park and that was definitely cool. I also thought that it was so cool when the guy at carvel would turn my ice cream cone upside down into the sprinkles and it wouldn’t fall off.April 29, 2013 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #1002604WIYMember
Its cool watching how pizza makers toss up the dough and make a large round pie in the air.April 29, 2013 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm #1002605BaalHaboozeParticipant
-my first walkman,
-the fact that my parents went to sleep soooo late,
-that I can kill bugs and make a fire with a magnifying glass,
-the urim V’tumim
-and, of course, magiciansApril 30, 2013 6:08 am at 6:08 am #1002606Oh Shreck!Participant
Cool? The pool…
Making fire come out of water (I really did it)
Playing an instrument
Flying a real plane
Best of all:
Making people glad, smile, happy!!May 1, 2013 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #1002607notasheepMember
those tiny electronic pets seemed cool at first. then they got annoying, and then finally their batteries went dead and now they are just lying around the house as clutterMay 1, 2013 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm #1002608PosterMember
when 8th graders came to our teachers to get their autograph books signedMay 1, 2013 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm #1002609
people who could jump down more than 3 steps at once.
an electronic stapler i won in a contest
people playing piano well
8th graders 🙂
those sharpeners that were screwed to the desk in school, with the handle to crank
polaroid instant cameras (i still think theyre cool actually!)May 2, 2013 2:36 am at 2:36 am #1002610
SaysMe: Single teachers
What’s cool about single teachers?May 2, 2013 5:14 am at 5:14 am #1002611
torah613- back in elementary, i thought they were so cool. They were big kids, but still kids, but teaching which was a big person job. But they were the nicer, funner teachers. And they wld laugh! And play ball with us. They were in my mind these luckiest people with the best kinda job (aka not office, but social), and they were cool in my 10-12 year old mind. Who said i was a logical preteen? 🙂May 2, 2013 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #1002612
SaysMe: LOL that’s a funny way to look at it. 🙂May 2, 2013 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm #1002613
🙂May 2, 2013 8:05 pm at 8:05 pm #1002614nfgo3Member
North Pole. But with the current decrease in Arctic Sea ice, now not so much.May 3, 2013 4:28 am at 4:28 am #1002615batsevenParticipant
Says me: I agree wholeheartedly with the 8th grader one- they were sooo cool when I was in school.May 3, 2013 5:00 am at 5:00 am #1002616
yay!! Someone agrees with me!November 10, 2013 1:56 pm at 1:56 pm #1002617TheGoqParticipant
I think bumping threads is cool.November 10, 2013 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #1002618rebdonielMember
I thought that the men in fur hats and long black coats, with beards and long side curls I saw walking on Saturday afternoons were cool.
15 years after that, I became an Orthodox Jew (albeit not choosing the headgear and levush I found cool as a non-religious 6 year old living in Brooklyn).
I still find Chasidim cool, and admire them for their counter-cultural ways in dress and their pride in their culture.November 10, 2013 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm #1002619justsayinMember
These long stick on nails that some cashiers/ secretaries used to type with. (Changed my mind already, yuck)November 10, 2013 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #1002620writersoulParticipant
I always thought the eighth graders were so cool when I was in elem. Now I’m in twelfth grade and I was helping out at my school’s open house and looking at all those “seniors”- they’re TINY!
I also remember going to day camp and all of my counselors were so cool and old and sophisticated- you know how during arts and crafts if you couldn’t figure out how to do something you could ask your counselor and she could always do it perfectly? When I was twelve, I became a JC for the first time and the first time one of my campers asked “morah” to fix her project for her, I realized I had no idea what I was doing. I got home from camp that day, dug out one of my old day camp projects, and realized that all the perfect things my counselors had done were actually lopsided.
Actually, I’d call that my moment of disillusionment… waaah.
Then this year when I went to sleepaway camp and I realized that my friend was a bunk counselor. When I went to camp, bunk counselors were mature and grown up.
Sheeeeesh.November 10, 2013 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #1002621jewishfeminist02Member
When my mom would take me with her to the hairdresser and sit me down and I would get to play with a big box of curlers while she had her hair cut.
My babysitter Olga who drew really pretty pictures for me.
Walking down the street to the Baskin Robbins and the video store all by myself, and stopping in Rite Aid to buy Barbie doll outfits with my allowance money.
My dad’s friend who had a Palm Pilot.
The fourth graders who got to make pottery in art class.
When I was in sixth grade and we won Color War, and it was the first time the sixth grade had won Color War in years.
My high school principal who wore a bow tie.
When we were in the market for a “new” used car, and we test drove one that had a video player in the backseat.
My friend who had a big, beautiful house with an old-fashioned bar set in the basement that nobody ever used, and a small leather table where we used to play card games.
The first year we finally had our own sukkah.November 11, 2013 4:02 am at 4:02 am #1002622live rightMember
desertsNovember 11, 2013 4:38 am at 4:38 am #1002623HaLeiViParticipant
Beepers. Double jointed thumbs. Watching some make fire come out of water. Oops.November 11, 2013 6:25 am at 6:25 am #1002624sometimesindecisiveMember
i thought high school girls with long hair was the coolest thing ever…and slapstick bracelets, i was a huge fan of those.
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