The Starfish Project

The combined effort of our whole family.

Pleasures the Youth of Today Will Never Experience

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  1. Being outside with the knowledge that your parents can’t reach you on a mobile phone.
  2. Going to the park and not assuming that everyone there is a perv.
  3. The thrill of seeing a porsche, ferrari or lamborghini.   They’re everywhere nowadays.
  4. Pressing Play and Record on your cassette player at the same time.
  5. No evidence of Christmas before, oooh, October?
  6. Untwisting the phone cord on the kitchen wall phone.
  7. Vinyl car seats and not thinking it was unsafe to wear a seatbelt.
  8. Real hand written love letters.
  9. Falling out of a tree.
  10. Using a phone booth and paying for the call with actual money.
  11. Playing outside all day long and not having to tell your Mom where you were going.
  12. Making telephones out of tin cans and string.
  13. Being chucked in the back of the car and kneeling on the seat backwards to make faces at the cars behind you – not being strapped in like Harrier Jump Jet pilots.
  14. The sound of a manual typewriter.
  15. Listening to Michael Jackson records when he was still Black.
  16. Holding the TV antenna with your hand and not moving so you don’t lose the picture.
  17. Dancing to music where you can understand the words.
  18. Looking up at a star-filled sky with no smog or light pollution.
  19. Listening to a vinyl record album and having to move the needle when it gets “stuck.”
  20. Rolling down the windows in the car with a hand crank.

Can anyone think of any others?


Written by Tracey

September 10, 2008 at 8:33 pm

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  1. Dialing a rotary phone.


    September 10, 2008 at 8:44 pm

  2. Dodging Mom’s flailing arm from the backseat of the car. 🙂

    Getting a real busy signal on the phone.

    Snow on the TV, or the National Anthem at sign-off.


    September 14, 2008 at 5:42 pm

  3. A bottle of Coke cost a nickel.
    Posage stamps were a nickel.
    McDonalds hamburgers were fifteen cents.

    Drive-in Movies on “Buck Night”…$1.00 a carload.
    Green stamps.
    Penny candy.

    TV test patterns.
    Aluminum Christmas trees.
    Fire escape tubes in grade school and high school.


    September 16, 2008 at 10:40 pm

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