Something that a young person would not understand...

Saw this on Facebook today ....Without revealing your age...say something that a young person today would not understand:

"Going to listen to my favorite singer today on the radio....His name is Perry Como!"


"Make sure you bring a dime with you!"

Courtney1 Courtney1
1 week ago

“Kill them with kindness.”

Mickey 21 Mickey 21
1 week ago

Don't sit so close to the TV it will ruin your eyes.


Operator, I want to place a station to station call, please.

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
1 week ago

"so-and-so is calling, will you accept the charges?"

JeffersonRepub JeffersonRepub
1 week ago

Maps

summerrain1 summerrain1
1 week ago

"Six of one, half a dozen of the other"


Go look it up in the World Book....

summerrain1 summerrain1
1 week ago

NO................


We walked there....


Will you turn the rabbit ears a little to the left? The picture is still fuzzy.

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
1 week ago

I read about it in the paper.

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
1 week ago

"Do you have a pencil?" "I need to rewind this tape.."


I forgot to wind my watch...

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
1 week ago

Party line.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
1 week ago

"Pass me the clicker"


No, I don't want to switch my long distance carrier!
(click)

DogDayAfternoon
1 week ago

Asking the operator to make an emergency break through


Using a rotary phone


Listening to an 8 track.

NJHokieFan NJHokieFan
1 week ago

Going to a soda jerk

LibertyThinker LibertyThinker
1 week ago

A pension, social security, and Medicare.

dodgebaal dodgebaal
1 week ago

Sock Hops

Spring fever Spring fever
1 week ago

Phone call me collect.

The Hipster The Hipster
1 week ago

Pay phone.


How to not act like an entitled individual.

Calico696 Calico696
1 week ago

Pass me the TV Guide.

Mickey 21 Mickey 21
1 week ago

Car breaking down on Rt. 80 and running along shoulder to use one of the every 1/2 mile "Emergency Phone", only to find out that it didn't work - lol!

luvlife
1 week ago

I wish the DJ would stop talking before the song is over! He's ruining my mixed tape!

LV_momof3
1 week ago

“Winkie Dink” plastic cover on the tv screen so you could use special crayons and draw on the tv.

Spring fever Spring fever
1 week ago

Ooooh that reminds me, Spring Fever...Shrinkie Dinks!!

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
1 week ago

Spring fever, I used to get in trouble for forgetting to put the plastic screen on the TV. Nice to see someone in my age bracket LOL.


Re: Something that a young person would not understand...

Image the look of a young person looking at this...


MK...I got in trouble too, for the same thing... ; )

Spring fever Spring fever
1 week ago

Financial security and opportunity.

Joyceway Joyceway
1 week ago

When making a phone call we would pick up the phone, and the operator would say...
"number please". Then you would tell her the number you were calling. Also there were party lines. Lines you would share with other people. So if you wanted to make a call, you'd pick up the phone, and if there was another person using that line, you'd have to hang up and try again later.


Collecting Katie Keene and Archie and Veronica comic books.
Playing jacks during recess on a black-topped playground.

Spring fever Spring fever
1 week ago

TV antenna on the roof

Mickey 21 Mickey 21
1 week ago

A phone book

Crank windows

Black and white tv (and no remote!)

Really??? Really???
1 week ago

Warch crown. Just read this yesterday in a watch review:
"....the majority of the Reverso watches are still hand-wound. That means you have to twist the crown to activate the movement, and while it may seem odd at first, it means you don’t need batteries, and it’s an oddly satisfying thing to set your watch and hand-wind it."

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
1 week ago

TV networks going off the air at midnight-just after the national anthem was played.

summerrain1 summerrain1
1 week ago

Dads or Grand-dads putting up screen windows for the summer months and taking them down in the fall. No air conditioning... just window fans.

Spring fever Spring fever
1 week ago

...hating someone because they’re different.

Roywhite Roywhite
1 week ago

I'm going to a block party dance

thehazguy thehazguy
1 week ago

Dial-up Internet

What a surprise
1 week ago

Having to hide dirty magazines somewhere your mom wouldn't find them...

ianimal ianimal
1 week ago

Getting excited about Saturday morning cartoons...

ianimal ianimal
1 week ago

Garbage Pail Kids lol

Weebiekins Weebiekins
1 week ago

Your favorite show or band on your lunch box and that groovy thermos.

DogDayAfternoon
1 week ago

Spanky and Our Gang

Dick, Jane and Sally

Mickey 21 Mickey 21
1 week ago

Pickup sticks, Slinky, (can you hear the song?) Silly Putty and “copying” Sunday comics onto it, going to buy penny candy, records skipping, Fluffernutter, the Fruit Stripe gum zebra. I could go on forever

Local Gal Local Gal
1 week ago

Saddle shoes and
White Bucks....Dog collars worn around right ankle if you were going steady...


The Stroll, Watusi, Jerk, Swim, Fish, Mashed Potatoes, Pony, Hand Jive - memories

justwondering justwondering
1 week ago

American Bandstand from Philadelphia after school on the black and white TV.

Techie
1 week ago

Only having the "network" stations....ABC, NBC and CBS. NO 100+ stations to watch at all hours of the day/night!

SS2cats SS2cats
1 week ago

Hopscotch anyone? Drawing a roller skating rink with chalk in the street outside my house in Newark! "Walking" everyplace we had to go; Church, groceries, school, to a friend's house to play.

Mrs. Pipes Mrs. Pipes
1 week ago

Stoop ball with a Spalding, skate key around your neck, a church key, a johnny pump and jimmies,

justwondering justwondering
1 week ago

Sandy Becker, Sony Fox, Officer Joe Bolton and Captain Jack McCarthy.


Omg , I love this post.

Donny Osmond -Puppy Love


Dittos

Roywhite Roywhite
1 week ago

Sky King


Allison Steele "The Night Bird", on WNEW FM 102.7 New York.


Bring your checkbook, in case they don’t accept credit cards. Always keep some cash available.

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
1 week ago

School house rock

LibertyThinker LibertyThinker
1 week ago

Cousin Brucie and that little transistor radio.
Channel 77 ( I think ) on AM radio.


Buying a piece of bazooka bubble gum for a penny!

FarmerJake FarmerJake
1 week ago

Lincoln Logs, Tonka trucks, and playing with the little green army men! :-)

Rob Durana Rob Durana
1 week ago

The approaching bells of an ice cream truck

Spring fever Spring fever
1 week ago

" It's make believe ballroom time" - Martin Block

put the milk in the ice box


Joyful - thanks for starting this trip down memory lane ..... You mentioned white bucks, I was a big Pat Boone fan and was in our local chapter of the Pat Boone fan club. I asked for a pair of bucks for Christmas. It was one of my best gifts ever and of course I got many since. I wore them proudly for a long time.

justwondering justwondering
1 week ago

penny loafers and saddle shoes

4catmom 4catmom
1 week ago

“The checks in the mail...”


@ justwondering: I also received my first pair of white bucks as a Christmas gift along with a white wool blazer which we high school girls wore along with our pleated skirts and thought we were the "cat"s meow". I was a cheerleader in high school and the saddle shoes were for that...If you wore a special guy's highschool sports sweater with the School Letter on it...that signified that you were going steady with him...


MTV actually played music videos.
Video games with crappy graphics and you had to have one of those switch things attached to a gigantic tube TV to play them.

Metsman Metsman
1 week ago

Can-can skirts. Poodle skirts. Poodle perm. DA haircut.


Flag Flyer shoes


Erector set, Captain Kangaroo, Mr Magoo, Davey and Goliath, riding bikes....."just be home before dark!"


Having to pay extra for soft drinks in deposit bottles--then collecting them all and returning them for money.

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
1 week ago

baseball cards held by cloths pins attached to the back wheel of your bike, clicking through the spokes as you ride


Wringer clothes washing machines....Clotheslines filled in the beginning of Fall and end of winter with Dad's longjohn winter underwear....


Somehow, we lost the "young person" angle... I'm damn near 50 and have no idea what half of you are talking about (-;

ianimal ianimal
1 week ago

Lost my roller skate key!


Ianimal You are a "whipper snapper" to some of these things and memories.


Metal sliding boards.

auntiel auntiel
1 week ago

I can't wait for the thread of things boomers won't understand

alpha1beta alpha1beta
1 week ago

Don't throw out the Baby with the wash water!

Mr 4paws Mr 4paws
1 week ago

There's a Tim McGraw song from years ago about sayings that the now-generation wouldn't understand. How they were said years ago has a different meaning now.

Does anyone know which song it is?

MansfieldVillager MansfieldVillager
1 week ago

Playing records on the Hi-fi.

summerrain1 summerrain1
1 week ago

slide rules, phone booths, pay phones,45 rpm records, picture tubes on tv, tube radio, transistors, tooth powder, hot wheels

jay waldstein jay waldstein
1 week ago

Folding papers with a rubber band and doing your paper route.


Found it. This song has many!!!

Back When
Tim McGraw
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Don't you remember
The fizz in a pepper
Peanuts in a bottle
At ten, two and four
A fried bologna sandwich
With mayo and tomato
Sittin' round the table
Don't happen much anymore

We got too complicated
It's all way over-rated
I like the old and out-dated
Way of life

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when
I miss back when
I miss back when

I love my records
Black, shiny vinyl
Clicks and pops
And white noise
Man they sounded fine
I had my favorite stations
The ones that played them all
Country, soul and rock-and-roll
What happened to those times?

I'm readin' 'Street Slang For Dummies'
'Cause they put pop in my country
I want more for my money
The way it was back then

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when
I miss back when
I miss back when

Give me a flat top for strumming
I want the whole world to be humming
Just keep it coming
The way it was back then

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when
I miss back when
I miss back when

MansfieldVillager MansfieldVillager
1 week ago

Writing in cursive

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
1 week ago

ANYTHING before 2010. Literally!


LOL. Literally doesn't mean literally anymore.

Roywhite Roywhite
1 week ago

Mimeograph....the smell

AnacondaQ2 AnacondaQ2
1 week ago

S&H Green stamps

thehazguy thehazguy
1 week ago

Saving cereal box tops to send in for prizes.

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
1 week ago

Silver quarters and dimes


Gregg or Pitman Shorthand


Driving a stick shift


Taking tubes from the TV and going to the drug store to test them.

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
1 week ago

Getting up to change the channel, candy cigarettes, cool prizes in a crackerjack box!


"doctor shirts' from Ben Casey & Doctor Kildare TV shows, go-go boots, nehru jackets, desert boots, violet candy. making bell bottom pants from straight legs by splitting the seams and sewing in scraps of material. Hip huggers, hot pants. mini & maxi skirts.


2-stroke dirt bikes

ianimal ianimal
1 week ago

Rabbit Ears

bflat4u bflat4u
1 week ago

8-tracks, K-tel, 78's

bflat4u bflat4u
1 week ago

Who killed JR

auntiel auntiel
1 week ago

Penny candy


Sunday newspaper comics


Murray the K, Pinky Lee, the Peanut Gallery, paperbag book covers

4catmom 4catmom
1 week ago

Getting the paper doll from McCall's magazine when visiting Grandma

luvlife
1 week ago

How the Beatles changed popular culture forever. Also, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and David Bowie.


Sting Ray Bikes, Thom McAn shoe stores, Robert Hall's

NJHokieFan NJHokieFan
1 week ago

New shoes taken to shoemaker to put metal taps on heels and toes. Brothers spit shining shoes before going on dates. Going to 5 & 10 cents store and register had tax box attached to it.

justwondering justwondering
1 week ago

Stretching the Phone cord - to the bathroom - or to your bedroom, thus tying up the phone line. If you were lucky, and had another phone, someone in your household could pick up the same line, and interrupt your conversation because they had to make a phone call.

HtownNewbie HtownNewbie
1 week ago

Does anyone remember Odd Ogg, a large, plastic frog where you can rolls balls into his mouth! ? or Shoots and Ladders board game? or hop scotch or jacks?

MansfieldVillager MansfieldVillager
1 week ago

Bruce Jenner

bflat4u bflat4u
1 week ago

Five and dime store.

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
1 week ago

Chutes and Ladders never went away. My 6- and 7-year olds have it.

ianimal ianimal
1 week ago

Pop a balloon for a penny Banana Split.
( heard they were there, but never won one)


The definition of the words “nazi” and “racist.”

Consigliere
7 days ago

Stymie.......I popped a balloon for a penny banana split at Woolworth’s counter and I actually did win !!

Local Gal Local Gal
7 days ago

“I’ll bet you dollars to donuts.”

Now donuts cost more than a dollar each!

Consigliere
7 days ago

Arthritis, dementia, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence.

callitlikeIseeit callitlikeIseeit
7 days ago

Leaded Gas

LibertyThinker LibertyThinker
7 days ago

Local Gal-you and my brother- but never me.


Cousin Brucie


Uncle Floyd

Phil D. Phil D.
7 days ago

Ice box


The Sears Christmas Catalog: Today's Amazon.

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
7 days ago

Doctors and Insurance Men coming to your home....


Herb Oscar Anderson, Harry Harrison, Ron Lundy, Dan Ingram, Scott Muni and Bruce Morrow and other ABC 1960 Top 40 Radio DJs, Dave Herman and Allison Steel WNEW FM DJs, transistor radio, LPs, 45s (the records, not the weapons), playing war after watching Combat (and when serving in a war realizing just how untrue the TV show was), during the summer having breakfast then going outside to play and being told not to come back into the house until lunchtime, having the Good Humor man stop by the beach every afternoon and Mr. Softee driving through the community in the evening, riding bicycles off of the 10 foot high dive, going into the woods and bringing home a bag of garter snakes (my Mother never recovered from that one), bowling in a facility that had 8 lanes and the ball return was above the lanes, having the fire siren sounding off at 4 PM every Saturday so the volunteer firemen could meet at the local bar for a couple, Palisades Park, going to summer camp for 8 weeks for 10 summers and still having friendships with other campers 50 years later, being dragged to New York and having to sit through an opera, Bertrand Island, not being ejected from a private school but having the headmaster tell my parents not to re-apply for the next year. I had a pretty good childhood.


Formica Counter Tops

Mickey 21 Mickey 21
7 days ago

Cloth diapers and a diaper pail!

Mickey 21 Mickey 21
6 days ago

Mickey 21

...and the strong smell of ammonia IN the diaper pail!

Phil D. Phil D.
6 days ago

Penny Candies


stoop ball and maybe hop scotch
hide and seek

4catmom 4catmom
6 days ago

Flexible Flyer sleds with steel rails and a wooden deck. We would sop up the rails for better speed.

The Sound Guy The Sound Guy
6 days ago

Summer Camp?
I don’t recall.


Say your prayers before going to bed....

Getting dressed properly to go shopping.

Smoking in the waiting room at a doctors office.

Smoking in your bed while at a hospital stay.

Embryodad Embryodad
6 days ago

In Long Valley, when dialing from area code 201-876-xxxx to another 201-876-xxxx, all you had to do is dial 6-xxxx.

No need to dial the first five digits of 201-87.

Jonathan Stone Jonathan Stone
6 days ago

Pensions, job security, gold watch and party at retirement. Buying a house for 15k.

dodgebaal dodgebaal
6 days ago

Kick the can , playing marbles. For Halloween, notches on wooden spool to make noise on someone's window, tipping the outhouse, removing someone's gate.


Double Dutch jump rope, with 2 ropes.

Hackresident Hackresident
6 days ago

@Hackresident......Used to be the school champ at Double Dutch. We played it with the two ropes on the school playground at recess...


Suffering through "Modern Farmer" while waiting for the Saturday morning cartoons to start.


Atari game system.

Countryside
5 days ago

Tom terrific Saturday mornings put your vinyl panel on tv and draw with TOM


small grey plastic submarine use to come in ceral boxes.Fill with baking soda or powder cant remember which. play in tub or sink.use to rise and sink a few times


Joyful: that took a lot of practice to get that down pat. Congrats!! :-}

Do the young girls these days draw Hop Scotch boards on the black pavement with colored chalk?

Hackresident Hackresident
5 days ago

Gas under .30 cents a gallon

thehazguy thehazguy
5 days ago

Double clutching and grinding the gears.

Mr 4Paws Mr 4Paws
5 days ago

Power-shifting...


This is a great thread. Funny, interesting, ironic....but let's flip the script :
New Thread: "Things that older folks don't understand"

DM "that's Lit" TicToc... Swipe right...Grimes

The Hipster The Hipster
5 days ago

Typewriter ribbons

Gasoline lines.......and even and uneven days for buying gas.

Dressing up for airplane flights

dial-up internet

polio vaccine on sugar cubes

summerrain1 summerrain1
5 days ago

Pong, Space Invaders, Converse Suede Sneakers, Bell Labs.

NJHokieFan NJHokieFan
5 days ago

https://www.converse.com/shop/suede-shoes

ianimal ianimal
5 days ago

"wait till your father gets home!"
girls and women only in dresses and skirts- gloves if going to the City
snowpants

4catmom 4catmom
5 days ago

Cutting the lawn with a push mower.


waiting to get your pictures developed.

2 cents
5 days ago

the milkman delivering glass bottles of milk

4catmom 4catmom
5 days ago

Our Parents telling us when we went to visit relatives or friends that we are to be seen and not heard....and never show disrespect or poke fun of others.. especially to your parents and elders...


A livable wage, pay that rises with cost of living or even inflation, going to school and NOT having an active shooter drill, a husband able to work one job and pay for an entire family including house/car/ins./a child/etc..., ability to leave work at work and not be contacted on a Sunday at 10am demanding you fix your bosses error before start of work Monday, having household appliances last more than a few years, vacations, not knowing every cops name in town and where they live, anything resembling a community, funerals where everyone was allowed to attend and not limited by the government, etc.....

youngen youngen
4 days ago

Wow!! Good one: youngen


Test Pattern on TV

the excitement of hearing Mom listening to John Gambling (for snow closing notices)


Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop, Soupy Sales, Howard Cosell and Cassius Clay (later on,
Mohammed Ali), Jack LaLane and his calisthenics workouts, Peewee Herman, Mitch
Miller,Leslie Uggams and chorus, Lawrence Welk, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Steve
Lawrence and Eydie Gorme', Judy Garland, Jack Paar.

Does anyone remember those drills in elementary school, where you were supposed
to line up in the hallways, on your knees, bent over, head down, facing the wall? This
would supposedly protect you in the event of an actual nuclear bomb attack.

Chris S. Chris S.
4 days ago

.....@5wilds. LOL, Good one!!! Now that is something a lot of folks wouldn't recall.
That brings back great memories except it was my dad that was listening.
......rambling with Gambling.

TheSoundGuy TheSoundGuy
4 days ago

...or, how about just listening to
“We Didn’t Start The Fire” by Billy Joel


How about the Ed Sullivan Show in the 50s and 60?

do you know this is on Channel 238 on Comcast i discovered a month or two ago!?

Hackresident Hackresident
3 days ago

i forgot to put: The Ed Sullivan Show is on weekdays from 7-8 pm. Check it out. i saw Tom Jones on it when he started; Lisa Minnelli, the Beach Boys, and many others. very cool !

Hackresident Hackresident
3 days ago

Murray the K and the Swinging Soiree

4catmom 4catmom
3 days ago

How to hook up a "wiffletree"

Eugene. Dauch,Sr. Eugene. Dauch,Sr.
3 days ago

mood rings

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
3 days ago

Drive in movies, reel to reel tape recorders, high beam switch on car floor.


Floppy Disks, respect for cops, teachers and elders, parents that discipline.

NJHokieFan NJHokieFan
3 days ago

Jello 1-2-3 (a pudding-like dessert that became three layers of pink as it settled); searching for the little adapter that you put on the turntable “stick” on the record player to make 45’s fit; stacking a few records on the stereo and sliding the lever over to play one album after another; blue denim three-ring notebooks; games around the neighborhood with teams divided by “shirts and skins”; one air conditioner in the house (if you were lucky) and it was usually in mom and dad’s bedroom; putting that orange liquid (mercurochrome?) on a cut; tilting your head back and filling your mouth with Pixy Stix powder!


Be kind, rewind


The Dewey Decimal System!


The Lawrence Welk Show

The Three Stooges

Spanky and Our Gang

Mickey 21 Mickey 21
1 day ago

The Bowery Boys on Saturday morning
Abbot and Costello on Sunday morning

Great Meadows2 Great Meadows2
1 day ago

The orangish liquid I remember was called Betadine... not sure if it was a brand name for mercurochrome or a different product altogether.

ianimal ianimal
1 day ago

Super Elastic bubble plastic.

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
1 day ago

Microfiche

Mervin
1 day ago

Saturday morning cartoons

LibertyThinker LibertyThinker
23 hours ago

Using thumb tacks and putting up pictures of your favorite Movie stars(heartthrob).. from Movie magazines on your bedroom wall like wallpaper...


Silly Putty


How about Saturday morning TV starting with “Modern Farmer” followed shortly by Roller Derby?
Starring “Ronny Robinson—son of Ray Sugar Ray..”


chiclets
bubblegum


Fondue pots, martini pitchers and shag carpet...


Mille Bornes...

Coup-Fourre'!!!


no idea what those are, ianimal


Defrosting the freezer with hot water

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
21 hours ago

Mille Bornes was a French card game (based on a road race that you needed to be the first to 1,000 miles) that was popular in the '70s.

"Coup-fourre" was what you yelled when you had the reparation card for a damage card that your opponent played against you.

Silly stuff... not unlike fondue pots and shag carpeting (-;


If your family owned a car with power windows,a riding mower and a color tv, you were "well off".


Only 2 area codes in all of New Jersey.


"The Lawrence Welk Show" -- That's extra old...


Going to the movies and always seeing double features.

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
19 hours ago

Mervin

Microfilm too!

"Dropping a dime" on someone. Of course, while it has two meanings, the main one selects the person and in the second meaning, fate (or chance) selects them.


Dragnet
putting coin in vending machine for pack of cigarettes and getting change back inside the wrapper
garters, jitterbug
Hopalong Cassidy


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