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Lost Treasures of the 20th Century

I was sitting back today thinking of my childhood and the childhood of this generation. I had to laugh when I thought of my granddaughter coming up to me and asking me about a record album she had seen in my family room, she wanted to know what it was. I tried to explain that is what we call a vinyl record and that’s how we listened to music growing up, she looked at me like I had three heads. So I took out my record player, yes I still have my old record player from my sixteenth birthday, put the record on and let it play, she then turned to me and said really grandma that’s what you listen to, and I said you bet. I also explained that we would save up our allowance to buy records monthly.  And then she laughed when I showed her my transistor radio yes I still have that to along with my brownie camera, my tiny tears doll and my Gerber baby.

Going out and playing my god we would leave the house in the morning and wouldn’t come home to dinner, never do I ever remember saying I was bored, or did I even otter those words or know what that was.  But the kids today when you say go out and play they ask you what your suppose to do, REALLY.  The last thing we wanted was to stay in the house.

We had one telephone in the house and I remember at one time having a party line, when I told my grandchildren that they actually thought it was a party line they said wow how cool to have a party on the phone. UGH

It sadden me to think what this generation is missing, fun today is how much you can spend on them, or what electronic device can keep them occupied.

I laugh when I go into a bathroom and you don’t even have to flush a toilet anymore or turn on a faucet. I hate to ask what’s next. Kids today half of them can’t tell time on a clock, handwrite, or tie their shoes. They have to wear a helmet and knee and elbow pads to ride a bike. And it just makes me nuts every time I hear well it’s not politically correct. All I know I and my brothers and friends and all the kids of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s survived and are here today to talk about this. I hope you all enjoy my blog please leave comments.record record player gerber_doll tiny tears