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What is something you remember from your childhood that a younger generation has probably never seen?

Posted - June 22

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  • 20845
    Very cool - - before seeing your answer,  I knew what I wanted to post and I then looked at others' answers. I will be posting a similar answer to yours.   :)
      June 29, 2022 7:36 PM MDT
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  • 1161
    Black Cat Firecrackers This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at June 30, 2022 9:07 AM MDT
      June 24, 2022 9:30 AM MDT
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  • 1161
    These went right along with the culture of rebellious and dangerous youth undertakings of the late 60's and early 70's. This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at June 30, 2022 8:59 AM MDT
      June 30, 2022 6:51 AM MDT
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  • 1451
    5 bit computer graphics

      June 24, 2022 2:17 PM MDT
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  • 2128
    Barking doggies (fireworks).
      June 24, 2022 2:30 PM MDT
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  • 15018
    Some of these lists contain items that my kids own. My daughter's car has manual transmission, for example.

    How about concrete/asphalt playgrounds? Being hurled off this thing and skinning your elbows and knees was a daily occurrence, and nobody got sued. Mum painted the wounds with iodine (or merthiolate - remember that fire in a bottle?), patched you up with band-aids, and you went straight back to the playground.



    Are soapbox cars/billycarts still a thing? All the kids in our neighbourhood used to race them, including me. Steep hills and no brakes, naturally. This post was edited by Slartibartfast at June 30, 2022 9:00 AM MDT
      June 25, 2022 7:40 AM MDT
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  • 20845
    I love those things.
      June 29, 2022 7:36 PM MDT
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  • 42150
    There is a national soapbox derby every year in Akron, Ohio.
      June 30, 2022 9:01 AM MDT
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  • 20845

    A group of children all playing outside together and none of the children have a "portable phone."
      June 29, 2022 7:37 PM MDT
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  • 8857
    I still remember the first time I saw a cordless phone. I was blown away. How many yards could you go from the base before it cut out? Could you reach the swing set? Could you actually talk on the phone and swing at the same time?? YES! 

    To today's children, I sound like my grandparents talking about sitting around listening to the freaking radio! Hehehe! 
      June 29, 2022 7:49 PM MDT
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  • 20845
    :)
    :)
      June 29, 2022 7:54 PM MDT
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  • 2128
    Gas lights, including street lights that had to be lit by a man (Leerie) on a ladder.  This post was edited by Malizz at June 30, 2022 5:20 PM MDT
      June 30, 2022 6:51 AM MDT
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  • 49413

     

      Is “Leerie” the man’s name?
      ~

      June 30, 2022 7:07 AM MDT
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  • 2128
    It was a general term for a lamplighter. 
      June 30, 2022 10:37 AM MDT
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  • 49413

     

      Thank you. When I read it on your post, I looked it up but found nothing, that’s why I thought it might have been his name.
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      June 30, 2022 10:55 AM MDT
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  • 2128
    The classic reference is from RL Stevenson's poem the Lamplighter, but I believe the term predates that. 
      June 30, 2022 11:01 AM MDT
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  • 42150
    Cloth diapers and diaper services.
      June 30, 2022 9:06 AM MDT
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  • 20845
    And I'm adding an explanation to my other answer -- I meant to make both of those statements more of separate answers. Sort of like:

    Seeing a group of young children playing outside together (is now rare for me, compared to how much I did that with others as a child); let alone, a group of children without phones.

    I don't know if I'm being clear. Oh, well.  :)
      June 30, 2022 5:25 PM MDT
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