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I have an Apple peeler, for home made Apple pies. Plus a Butter Churner, and those old cast iron door holders. The real heavy ones. Nancy

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What past? I still use a cheese grater that looks like the one you featured, @DaveMcK. Smiley Happy

 

It was my dad's, and I think he bought it at a junque shoppe in the Ozarks, so it is probably well over 75 years old. If it ain't broke, ya know.

 

I still have a circa 1940s rotary phone hooked up. We are about to disconnect the land line, but that phone will stay on the wall, just for fun. Smiley Happy

 

 

 

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Great topic, Dave - 

 

I have at my home a collection of phones thru the ages.  I got them out the other day to show my grandson, who is 8, because when he answered my cordless digital phone the other day, he was holding it in front of him like a smart phone.

 

i have the old hard wired rotary phone which we used when I was a kid on a party-line, of course.  Try explaining party-line to a current day 8-year old, specifically the different rings to tell us if the call was ours or not.

 

Then the rotary with the plug-in phone wall connections, then the push button type - the one I have was for my mother who was pretty deaf, so hearing impaired type, then to the wireless digital phones.  Got cell phones too - those giant monstrosities, that looked like you had a radio stuck to your ear, to the bag phone, smaller cell phones, flip phone, cellphone with a small attached key pad, to the current day smart phone.

 

Needless to say, he was fascinated - wish I had had one of those old pay phones.  He was also fascinated by the fact that my Dad pulled the old hard-wired rotary out of the wall because I was talking on it too much as a teenager and the other party was complaining.  Then we had NO phone.

 

Yep, we really all do need a local museum just to show the kids today where we came from and how we got here.  I think many of them would be interested - a real life history lesson.


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What Are Some Common Items From The Past That Kids Today Won't Know?

 

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