Back in my day we had to walk to school, uphill both ways! In a hurricane! Remember your grandpa saying that? Anyway, Steph over at Life According to Steph is cohosting a “back in my day” link up this week and I am jumping on the bandwagon!
Back in my day…
We didn’t use the internet for research. We went to the library to look stuff up for our school assignments! Pretty sure this is a lost art on today’s youth.
We used the typewriter to write our essays in middle school. If you messed up you had to white it out and retype it!
When we got a computer in our house it was a big deal to be allowed to go online! We went in AOL chat rooms and met people using a/s/l.
No one had cells phones in high school except our parents (and the rich kids). I was allowed to take my moms cell phone with me when I drove her car to go out with friends or pick my sister up somewhere- for emergencies only! I didn’t get my own cell phone until college.
Facebook wasn’t invented until after I graduated college.
I thought this fanny pack was super cool. It had a spot just the right size for my pink camera. Which, by the way, had film in it! A big problem was when you would wind the film so it would be ready for the next picture and it would accidentally take a picture in your bag!
We wore puffy painted teeshirts like we just didn’t care!
We wore keds, and scrunchies and jelly shoes, too! Jelly shoes were da bomb.
We used the word “like” like every other word.
Everyone said “whatever,” like, a lot, too.
No one had store bought Halloween costumes, our moms made our costumes for us! After trick-or-treating our parents would check all our candy
We rode our bikes around without our parents and played in the park across the street all afternoon!
In high school people wore overalls (guilty!), shell necklaces and baby doll tees (which I hated)!
We watched TGIF and Dawson’s Creek. 7th Heaven and Gilmore Girls were our “watch with mom” shows. We were not allowed to watch The Simpsons!
We got free pizza at Pizza Hut for reading books! Also, “Take a look, its in a book, reading rainbooooow!!!”
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