Leaving childhood, now that we are progressing towards technologies that advance within a period of six months or less maybe, but we can never forget where we came from. Our roots have so much to do with what kind of product we will be when we’ll grow up. What we listened to, what we watched, and what we read, knit our souls and shaped who we are now.
Reminiscing, when a Twitter account asked people to recall these memories from childhood, it opened the floodgates to nostalgia.
From the yellow pages, fax machines, photo films to Dexter’s Laboratory, adults listed out all the things that defined their childhood.
Stacking point pencils pic.twitter.com/GDXNS7wOz5
— Devorah Reine 🐝 SF (@DevorahReine) December 1, 2020
No color TV. And only 6 channels. Period. And you had to wait for the tv to warm up. And shows stopped at the end of the day and there was no overnight programming. Not everyone had a tv. Wild, huh?
— JB Sanger (@SangerJB) November 30, 2020
Waiting in the zero to come around use to take forever!😂😂 pic.twitter.com/dNpJ67VfVK
— 💕🤗😍Lovely LadyLe 😘💋♒ (@LovelyLadyLe) November 30, 2020
— 👑 Justice 👑 (@Justice_Born) November 29, 2020
High-speed dubbing + auto-reverse. pic.twitter.com/ytwOx6PJfd
— Punish The Traitors (@i_ko_repubs) December 2, 2020
These Encyclopedias used to be sold door to door. You could buy all 22 at once or break it up pic.twitter.com/4g51KkReYm
— Tee♐ (@urNOTMEhoe) November 30, 2020
MTV was a thing and while it only played about a dozen videos of mediocre songs over and over, I would watch for hours every day.
— Dave Harrell (@daveharrell16) December 2, 2020
This was GOOGLE pic.twitter.com/UYxRlo3I4w
— I Fold Pressure (@SharpandCreased) November 30, 2020
Listening to music on a Walkman
— Kenjon Barner (@KBDeuce4) December 3, 2020
Boy don’t be wastin film takin stupid pictures now! pic.twitter.com/x6nSUIdaV8
— Ash (@Ch0wdhury_ash) November 30, 2020
Being required to provide a fax number so that a document can be sent to me.. pic.twitter.com/iYRPo8oB6I
— Chris (@Chris_D_Odero) December 1, 2020
Dexter's laboratory pic.twitter.com/KblisOmPvQ
— 🌚 (@_harriet_kemmi) November 30, 2020
The ability to read AND write in cursive. pic.twitter.com/2im9A84Brm
— Jeremy (@jabo_jacrispy) December 1, 2020
Omg yes! Also reminds me of the pencil case with the all important pop out sharpener pic.twitter.com/lanN2m7nN0
— she/her (@femmebratale) December 1, 2020
Holding a tape recorder up by the radio speaker after waiting for "my song" to come on pic.twitter.com/Xcu3wv8wYT
— Vivacia K. Ahwen (@SheRaPrincess) December 1, 2020
I am sure the readers must be feeling nostalgic by now. wow! what a fun ride it was.