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15 Things That Will Make Baby Boomers Nostalgic For The Good Ol’ Days

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Ah, the good old days. When you ate dinner with your family after playing outside all day. You didn’t get a text message to tell you it was time for dinner. If you weren’t home before the streetlights came on, you knew you’d be in trouble with your mom.

Baby boomers make up the largest generation there is (hence the name), consisting of people born between 1946 and 1964. There are some things that Generation Y and millennials just won’t understand!

1. Rotary phones

Long before cell phones were in our pockets, there was the rotary phone. You had to really know the phone number well to make that call.

2. Putting baseball cards in your bike spokes

Nothing sounded cooler than having your baseball cards hitting the spokes of your bicycle. Whenever you did this, you also swore it made you ride faster.

3. Swanson TV dinners

You can practically smell this picture.

4. Tinfoil on the TV antenna

Millennials would never understand this. Most kids this day wouldn’t even know that TVs once had an antenna attached, but back in the day, this was the only way to get a really clear picture.

5. Seeing an advertisement for tobacco

An ad where a doctor tells you to smoke? You’d never see anything like this in 2021.

6. Using a payphone

So, technically, payphones do still exist. But if you asked someone to tell you who changed in a phone booth, they’d totally be at a loss.

7. The milkman

Back in the day, you didn’t go to the grocery store to buy milk. It was brought straight to your front door.

8. Jell-O dishes

Didn’t like salad? Well, your mom put it in Jell-O and you were expected to enjoy every bite!

9. Using a typewriter

Hipster millennials might claim to use typewriters, but they don’t know the frustration of messing up a word on the last line of a piece of paper.

10. Looking up numbers in the phonebook

Nowadays, you can Google just about anything and get the answer in seconds. Back in the day, you had to know exactly what you were looking for before searching the phone book.

11. Using knobs on the TV to change channels

Thank goodness you didn’t have to do this for 800 channels.

12. The five-and-dime store

Back when you could get things for a nickel or a dime! Now you have to go to the dollar store for cheap items.

13. The very first season of Saturday Night Live

Do you remember when Chevy Chase started the Weekend Update segment?

14. Wood-paneled station wagons

Your dad came home with this bad boy and wanted to show it off to all of your neighbors.

15. Talking to an operator

If you still try to dial 0, then you know.

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