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debm55

(25,846 posts)
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 11:02 PM Feb 2024

Name an item/items that Boomers bought or use that will be gone when they are gone. My pick are those God awful Thomas

Kincade paintings and hundreds of other items based on his paintings. My late aunt had ten of these paintings that had cottages built almost on a creek., Plus knick knacks etc ,All from QVC, What do you think will pass with the Boomers? Oh and Dining rooms.

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Name an item/items that Boomers bought or use that will be gone when they are gone. My pick are those God awful Thomas (Original Post) debm55 Feb 2024 OP
Telephone land lines. My sisters still have them Deuxcents Feb 2024 #1
Agree with you. I don't know anyone who has one. Ty, Deuxcents. debm55 Feb 2024 #2
I have a landline. tblue37 Feb 2024 #4
Sorry, I mean they are slowly disappearing as boomers still use the landline. Will the younger generations use them? I debm55 Feb 2024 #8
Same here. n/t Different Drummer Feb 2024 #25
I have a landline and so does my best friend. Diamond_Dog Feb 2024 #34
We Still Have Our Landline ProfessorGAC Feb 2024 #163
Sorry, I know a couple of people that have one. debm55 Feb 2024 #59
Me too-- if anything goes wrong with the cell towers, you'd be up a creek ailsagirl Feb 2024 #224
Phone books enid602 Feb 2024 #32
Both gone, never to return. debm55 Feb 2024 #60
You know me. 😥 rsdsharp Feb 2024 #129
I am sorry, rsdsharp. Please don't cry. I have a iphone and use it like a landline. HAHAHAHa debm55 Feb 2024 #145
You know me, deb! I have a landline! TygrBright Feb 2024 #152
Sorry, TygrBright, I am so sorry that I skipped you. debm55 Feb 2024 #155
Yes, I think residential land lines will go the way of the buttonhook. Ocelot II Feb 2024 #3
Cell coverage is not available everywhere Easterncedar Feb 2024 #13
Yet. Landlines won't go away where there's no cell coverage, Ocelot II Feb 2024 #16
I have one. Srkdqltr Feb 2024 #35
i do. i dont trust cell phones to do everything. case in point . i have a certain number that i cant AllaN01Bear Feb 2024 #39
That's true. Ty AllaN01Bear. debm55 Feb 2024 #61
I have a landline. In rural America, land lines are a necessity still ms liberty Feb 2024 #66
When I was growing up, rural landlines were party lines. Ilsa Feb 2024 #176
I've had a cell phone since '00 but keep a landline because... brush Feb 2024 #72
Rolodexes and VCRs/ Alpeduez21 Feb 2024 #105
TY Alpeduez21, I agree with you. debm55 Feb 2024 #127
There's at least one big reason to keep your land line: snot Feb 2024 #185
If I were younger, I'd be hitting the estate sales. snot Feb 2024 #186
Cable tv jimfields33 Feb 2024 #5
jimfields33, why? Just asking. debm55 Feb 2024 #6
The cut the cord has been going on for years. jimfields33 Feb 2024 #12
Ty, that's sad. debm55 Feb 2024 #63
comcast priced me out of the market years ago. watching on tubi and other free sites . AllaN01Bear Feb 2024 #40
So true. I'm barely hanging on jimfields33 Feb 2024 #100
Ty Allan01Bear. Yes, we have cutting back on the services--Netfix and Prime only. debm55 Feb 2024 #126
I still have cable but trying to figure what streaming service to get. brush Feb 2024 #77
China MOMFUDSKI Feb 2024 #7
Yes, I have this Royal Dalton china that I bought for using at special occasions . Thing is , you can't use in the debm55 Feb 2024 #10
Too bad you bought a china with the gold trim. PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2024 #48
I have the rose pattern, I used once. simply decoration know. debm55 Feb 2024 #64
Not true! Bayard Feb 2024 #51
HAHAHAHAHAHA. So true, Bayard. There is all kinds of junk on our Dining Room table. debm55 Feb 2024 #65
Dining rooms go in and out of vogue Metaphorical Feb 2024 #97
TY Metaphorical , We have a Dining Room and a built a grand room on the back of our kitchen. Knocked out kitchen wall to debm55 Feb 2024 #130
Why No.Dishwasher With Gold Rim? ProfessorGAC Feb 2024 #165
It is real gold and it will chip in the dishwasher. It took me many years to get my complete set as they are expensive. debm55 Feb 2024 #166
Never Would Have Guessed That ProfessorGAC Feb 2024 #167
A newspaper delivered to your front door 7 days a week BOSSHOG Feb 2024 #9
We have no newspapers around here, All news is on line. Speaking of which, the need to set up appointments using a debm55 Feb 2024 #11
Yes! Conjuay Feb 2024 #24
u used to be able to dial 0 but that has been locked out for a long time . AllaN01Bear Feb 2024 #41
True. TY debm55 Feb 2024 #69
Also calling to get the time. That was years ago though, don't know if it still exists. brush Feb 2024 #85
not any more. AllaN01Bear Feb 2024 #96
i found this ,,, AllaN01Bear Feb 2024 #98
Didn' tknow you could do that. TY debm55 Feb 2024 #133
I always say, I want to talk to someone. do it repeatedly. I eventually get someone. debm55 Feb 2024 #67
Sadly true. I still get two physical newspapers Easterncedar Feb 2024 #14
Eastercedar, loved reading my paper with a cup of tea in the morning. There are no papers from Pittsburgh or my local debm55 Feb 2024 #71
That is such a loss. Easterncedar Feb 2024 #73
National and state news was in Pittsburgh's Post Gazette. Local paper disapeared about ten years ago. I hate to say it debm55 Feb 2024 #146
Yep, I worked in the newspaper industry for years and was a newspaper junkie... brush Feb 2024 #80
Glad you have a land line, I use my iphone like a land line---just answer and receive calls. Nothing fancy for me. debm55 Feb 2024 #170
Our land line BOSSHOG Feb 2024 #172
Land line required rockbluff botanist Feb 2024 #15
hear hear. AllaN01Bear Feb 2024 #42
Thank you rickbkluff botanist, Sorry about the situation. debm55 Feb 2024 #68
Sterling Silverware and GP6971 Feb 2024 #17
TY GP6971 , I have Depression glass from my late MIL house. debm55 Feb 2024 #74
Wrist watches lpbk2713 Feb 2024 #18
I would like to compliment you on your uplifting last paragraph. Niagara Feb 2024 #22
Thank you Niagara. It was a nice statement to make. debm55 Feb 2024 #147
It sure was, Debbie! Niagara Feb 2024 #162
Thank you ipbk2713 debm55 Feb 2024 #75
My 18 year old son is a wristwatch fanatic. MontanaMama Feb 2024 #128
I believe there are enough wristwatch enthusiasts in the world that will keep wristwatches around for hundreds beaglelover Feb 2024 #139
Everywhere that I travel with my kiddo MontanaMama Feb 2024 #183
I'm sure he will own one. It's great to have goals and finally achieve them! Even if it is a watch. beaglelover Feb 2024 #206
I didn't know any of that! MontanaMama Feb 2024 #208
Yes, I believe they are. Truth be told, I do believe Rolex sells new watches to some watch resellers who beaglelover Feb 2024 #219
Wow, MontanaMama that is great. Thank you. debm55 Feb 2024 #148
TY Ipbk2713 I appreciate it debm55 Feb 2024 #134
Interesting..I just started wearing a wrist watch whathehell Feb 2024 #184
Yellow Pages madamesilverspurs Feb 2024 #19
They still deliver Yellow Pages to my house. Jeebo Feb 2024 #45
Agree with you. I don't get them anymore. It didn't help that they threw them on the ground next to the mailbox in the debm55 Feb 2024 #149
The peace sign or symbol. Prairie_Seagull Feb 2024 #20
Agree, It used to be on everything. debm55 Feb 2024 #150
Desktop Computers, CD Players, Standard Transmissions maxrandb Feb 2024 #21
I will never give up on manual transmissions. I sinkingfeeling Feb 2024 #29
I bought my daughters manual shift cars Bobstandard Feb 2024 #37
I likewise hate automatics. PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2024 #50
All EV will have automatic transmissions MichMan Feb 2024 #106
Our sons both learned to drive on standard transmission cars. mama Feb 2024 #62
Always used to have cars/trucks with manual transmissions maxrandb Feb 2024 #102
Ever hear the old joke Diamond_Dog Feb 2024 #177
I never drove a Standard transmission. My dad tried tp teach me on his VW but I counldn't get the hang of it. debm55 Feb 2024 #151
I learned to drive in my dad's VW bug. Manual transmission and no gas gauge... Deuxcents Feb 2024 #188
I enjoyed the VW bug but just could not get the manual steps together, I always wondered if the VW debm55 Feb 2024 #194
Never khew that . TY Deuxcents. debm55 Feb 2024 #195
We Had That VW RobinA Feb 2024 #210
I'm sure there will STILL be desktops, especially for gaming. sakabatou Feb 2024 #156
CD players paper checks, and possibly movie theaters. Niagara Feb 2024 #23
The calendars that are on my check register go up to 2007. I still have checks that came with it. rzemanfl Feb 2024 #30
Ha! You have me beat by a few years, rzemanfl. Niagara Feb 2024 #53
I used to write a rent check every month, but don't have to do that anymore. rzemanfl Feb 2024 #70
Do you miss writing check at all? Niagara Feb 2024 #116
Too cold this winter. rzemanfl Feb 2024 #118
Understandable. Niagara Feb 2024 #124
i have several transactions that require checks . the only entites that i want looking in my bank account are AllaN01Bear Feb 2024 #43
That's interesting to hear, AllaN. Niagara Feb 2024 #55
Ty Niagara, I agree to all in your post. They will be gone. debm55 Feb 2024 #154
White Zinfandel DBoon Feb 2024 #26
I liked White Zinfandel, but I am a Boomer. debm55 Feb 2024 #158
Shaving mug, soap, and brush. Also the rack that holds the brush. rzemanfl Feb 2024 #27
first they were there . then they dissapeared , shaving mugs and shaving brushes . now u seeum AllaN01Bear Feb 2024 #44
Is that from memory? Or is that your poetry? I used to love those signs. rzemanfl Feb 2024 #109
from memory and i found a museum web site long ago that featured them AllaN01Bear Feb 2024 #110
Cool. n/t rzemanfl Feb 2024 #111
Wasn't that BurmaShave? rsdsharp Feb 2024 #131
I only shave this way Alpeduez21 Feb 2024 #104
I am too lazy most of the time. Good 4U. rzemanfl Feb 2024 #108
I like Thomas Kincade's drawings of San Francisco CountAllVotes Feb 2024 #28
TY CountAllVotes. but people wanted a scene that showed "serenity and tranquilty" if not geographic correct . So he sold debm55 Feb 2024 #159
I am quite aware of his story CountAllVotes Feb 2024 #174
Thank you CountAll Votes debm55 Feb 2024 #175
Here's one, almost gone today: scrapbooks. sinkingfeeling Feb 2024 #31
Yes, I had craft stores near me that had a whole section of their store devoted to scrapbook---papers, stamps. albums, debm55 Feb 2024 #125
Jobs where you actually do work.... getagrip_already Feb 2024 #33
Nurses Jilly_in_VA Feb 2024 #57
True, but AI will certainly change their jobs considerably getagrip_already Feb 2024 #76
I disagree about the nurses. Mr.Bill Feb 2024 #101
Too true.... getagrip_already Feb 2024 #119
Ty getagrip _already My husband was promoted to pencil pusher. He loved going into the mines to inspect and testing debm55 Feb 2024 #117
Clock Radios...Had a lot of them throughout 60s, 70s... Jrose Feb 2024 #36
Ty Jrose, I just remembered that from reading your post, Ours was always in the kitchen, debm55 Feb 2024 #94
Social Security Bobstandard Feb 2024 #38
id love to see mex take back tex. AllaN01Bear Feb 2024 #46
Ty AllaN01Bear. debm55 Feb 2024 #84
That's a good one. Hear, hear. brush Feb 2024 #95
TY, Bobstandard . I worry about that sometimes. Had to call the SS department , not local, I think it was in DC. I put debm55 Feb 2024 #91
If republicans try to kill Social Security they'll never win elections. brush Feb 2024 #93
Thank you brush. debm55 Feb 2024 #115
Retrotechnology. Jeebo Feb 2024 #47
TY Jeebo, debm55 Feb 2024 #82
Corded power tools and gas lawn mowers. OAITW r.2.0 Feb 2024 #49
TY OAUTW r.2.0. I looked into buying an electric lawnmower and they were expensive. Power tools, when I need one debm55 Feb 2024 #81
They will be getting cheaper as the market grows. OAITW r.2.0 Feb 2024 #90
we have had an electric lawnmower for over 20 years. Love them! yellowdogintexas Feb 2024 #187
Ty yellowdogintaxas. I remember the push rotary blades ones. It was so hard to cut the grass with it.. debm55 Feb 2024 #214
Encyclopedias, large vacuum cleaners (nta0 Jamesm9164 Feb 2024 #52
TY Jamesm9164, I just gave my large upright to a neighbor that wanted one and the bags that go inside, debm55 Feb 2024 #79
Now I feel old! Bayard Feb 2024 #54
I still use my desktop computer a lot CountAllVotes Feb 2024 #56
TY CountAllVotes. I have a desk top computer too. debm55 Feb 2024 #58
i use my laptop as a desktop., mainly use cellphone as a sos device when out in the field to call ambulance AllaN01Bear Feb 2024 #86
TY AllaN01Bear, I have to admit I don't always take my cell phone on walks with Dolly dog. I have fallen numerous times debm55 Feb 2024 #121
Desktops will always be around for people who work in graphic arts... brush Feb 2024 #99
Ty you Bayard and I still use a desk top too for the same reason. debm55 Feb 2024 #78
Rotary phones are still abundant. Basic LA Feb 2024 #83
Ty Basic LA , I am sorry for that. You would think that Vets deserve better services. debm55 Feb 2024 #87
Electronic calculator. malthaussen Feb 2024 #88
Ty malthaussen. I remember the high cost. Now you can get them at the Dollar Store for a buck. debm55 Feb 2024 #89
I still have my TI-30 ... somewhere. lpbk2713 Feb 2024 #92
TY, I had to throw some items away because the batteries corroded the items. debm55 Feb 2024 #112
I still have a slide rule ThoughtCriminal Feb 2024 #144
OMG. I had a terrible time in HS Chemistry because I could not get used to using it. TY ThoughtCriminal debm55 Feb 2024 #161
Crockpots, pressure cookers DBoon Feb 2024 #103
Crockpots---I still have one, LOL Never had a pressure cooker -knew folks that had the top blow off. TY DBoon debm55 Feb 2024 #114
Instant Pots are actually pressure cookers. My mom had a small stovetop one yellowdogintexas Feb 2024 #190
I have never used a pressure cooker. My father canned various fruit and vegies and made his own ketchup. He used a debm55 Feb 2024 #203
they can be pretty scary but I got the hang of it pretty quickly. yellowdogintexas Feb 26 #233
Thank you debm55 Feb 26 #234
No Instapots are computers attached to a pressure cooker DBoon Feb 28 #235
TY DBoon. debm55 Feb 28 #236
Yes get the red out Feb 2024 #135
In WI during late 70's there was home parties for Home Interiors. LakeArenal Feb 2024 #107
HAHAHAHHAHHAHA and the paintings on velvet. I have heard of Home Interiors. We had the paintings of a Farm House debm55 Feb 2024 #113
Paper Road Maps JoseBalow Feb 2024 #120
JoseBalow--TY, I could never get them folded up correctly after using. debm55 Feb 2024 #123
I stopped trying years ago! JoseBalow Feb 2024 #137
HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH debm55 Feb 2024 #143
You mean I should throw out my road atlas! WestMichRad Feb 2024 #157
No way! I always keep maps in my glove box JoseBalow Feb 2024 #168
TY JoseBalow, That is funny. debm55 Feb 2024 #169
Tupperware and Tupperware parties. Avon and Avon parties. Even if you didn't like anything, you were more or less debm55 Feb 2024 #122
Tupperware is still around, although their marketing is different now. yellowdogintexas Feb 2024 #189
Thank you yellowdogintexas for the information. It was very interesting. debm55 Feb 2024 #211
I was born in 1945 soldierant Feb 2024 #132
Yes. People looked at his art as an investment. When he started, he was more a modernist painter and was told to switch debm55 Feb 2024 #142
YVW. soldierant Feb 2024 #171
Thank you. Ramble on all you want. One of my degrees is in Art Ed K-12. When I looked at his paintings and thought to debm55 Feb 2024 #173
You were very perceptive to see through the facade so fast. soldierant Feb 24 #232
Mayo get the red out Feb 2024 #136
That is just blasphemy! OldBaldy1701E Feb 2024 #138
BS OldBaldy1701E, Get ready for the Whippers"s Invasion debm55 Feb 2024 #140
I suppose you're a Dukey? debm55 Feb 2024 #141
I don't know what you mean? get the red out Feb 2024 #209
Duke's Mayo. We had a thread here on Duke;s vs Miracle Whip, They were the Duky's vs the Whippers. Sorry if I confused debm55 Feb 2024 #215
Cheap get the red out Feb 2024 #222
Ty get the red out , But those are fighten words. debm55 Feb 2024 #223
I liked the Kroger brand. OldBaldy1701E Feb 2024 #229
a drum set DBoon Feb 2024 #153
HAHAHAHA Ty DBoon. Do you play the drums? debm55 Feb 2024 #160
no, have tried to learn guitar DBoon Feb 2024 #180
Hummels debm55 Feb 2024 #164
I have a set of Mikasa China with the gold rim. It is beautiful Diamond_Dog Feb 2024 #178
Thank you Diamond_Dog I remember all of those things. I spoon sets from every state you visited. You have a very debm55 Feb 2024 #196
a leather bound organizer DBoon Feb 2024 #179
Yes, DBoon, I remember them. Didn't have to search all over the house for papers. TY debm55 Feb 2024 #202
Formal living rooms. Ilsa Feb 2024 #181
Did you get one without a formal dining room? Thank You lisa. debm55 Feb 2024 #201
I bought a house without the formal living room, but Ilsa Feb 2024 #220
TY Ilsa. Sounds like what you wanted and liked in a home. debm55 Feb 2024 #221
a paper draft card you had to carry with you at all times DBoon Feb 2024 #182
TY DBoon, My husband still has his. I don't know why. debm55 Feb 2024 #200
transistor radios!!! In the early 60s you were nobody if you did not have yellowdogintexas Feb 2024 #191
TY yellowdogintexas. everyone had a transistor radio. You could play what you wanted when you were away from the house. debm55 Feb 2024 #199
How about real radio stations? bedazzled Feb 29 #237
78's 45's LP'S Tire tubes ..and their patch kits NowsTheTime Feb 2024 #192
Thank you NowsTheTime,, I agree with you choices. But then we would need somethink to play them on. debm55 Feb 2024 #198
I still have a land line but no phone connected to it. It is my internet provider, and a sloooooow one at that. Chainfire Feb 2024 #193
My Interne provider is very slow too. I don't have a land line but I use my phone as a land line.phone.Don't use any of debm55 Feb 2024 #197
Vent windows, 8 track players, pagers, recapped tires, cigarette dispensing machines. Chainfire Feb 2024 #207
Answering machines.... Hope22 Feb 2024 #204
We used to have one. I haven't seen any for a long time. but there still might be some out there. debm55 Feb 2024 #205
My auntie still uses one bedazzled Feb 29 #238
Wait...What? RobinA Feb 2024 #212
The physical machine..... Hope22 Feb 2024 #213
They live it on the cell phone. but the old answering machine, I haven;t seen in a long time. I had one. Ty RobinA debm55 Feb 2024 #217
Journalism Wicked Blue Feb 2024 #216
TY Wicked Blue, We have no newspapers in my section of Pittsburgh-local or city based.. It's a shame. debm55 Feb 2024 #218
The pitiful huge-eyed cat paintings by "Cinq" justaprogressive Feb 2024 #225
Oh, I remember those. I felt sorry for them. thank you, justaprogressive. debm55 Feb 2024 #227
Real silver platters and bowls kimbutgar Feb 2024 #226
Thank you kimbutgar for the post but for the work you do for seniors in your area. debm55 Feb 2024 #228
Geese GAJMac Feb 2024 #230
I remember those.Thank you GAJMac debm55 Feb 2024 #231
Cameras. Especially if they use film. JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 29 #239

debm55

(25,846 posts)
8. Sorry, I mean they are slowly disappearing as boomers still use the landline. Will the younger generations use them? I
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 11:33 PM
Feb 2024

don't know half the stuff on I phone and have no use for it. Growing up, the only people that had iphones were doctors.

ProfessorGAC

(65,606 posts)
163. We Still Have Our Landline
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 08:49 PM
Feb 2024

But, it's VOIP through our internet provider. Truly zero cost.
Things like the pharmacy, doctors' offices, the city, and more can still call it and leave a voicemail.
The we can access the voicemail in 3 different ways.
With no cost, it made more sense to keep it.

ailsagirl

(22,923 posts)
224. Me too-- if anything goes wrong with the cell towers, you'd be up a creek
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 04:49 PM
Feb 2024

"Emergencies including hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, and even rain and snowstorms can take out cell phone towers and/or disrupt power lines, making landline phones a more reliable alternative for communicating during an emergency."

https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/organizing-tips/a44492192/do-i-need-a-landline/

TygrBright

(20,787 posts)
152. You know me, deb! I have a landline!
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 07:46 PM
Feb 2024

It kept working just fine this morning when the ATT network went down.

happily,
Bright

Ocelot II

(116,140 posts)
3. Yes, I think residential land lines will go the way of the buttonhook.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 11:10 PM
Feb 2024

They will still be used in offices and other business for quite awhile longer, though.

AllaN01Bear

(19,105 posts)
39. i do. i dont trust cell phones to do everything. case in point . i have a certain number that i cant
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:31 PM
Feb 2024

dial between 2 and 4 pm. everyone else i can. if batts dead beacuse i for get to charge them , good ole land line s.

Ilsa

(61,722 posts)
176. When I was growing up, rural landlines were party lines.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 12:23 AM
Feb 2024

Yeah, neighbors would pick up and click the receiver to let you know it was their turn and you needed to finish your call. Barbaric!

brush

(54,072 posts)
72. I've had a cell phone since '00 but keep a landline because...
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:53 PM
Feb 2024

family and old friends have the number. And if cell networks go down and yada yade yada...you've all heard that drill...

snot

(10,549 posts)
185. There's at least one big reason to keep your land line:
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:02 AM
Feb 2024

a warrant is still required to tap it.

snot

(10,549 posts)
186. If I were younger, I'd be hitting the estate sales.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:08 AM
Feb 2024

There are so many things that were built to last in the old days and have now become completely crappified, unless you want to spend ten times what they used to cost. A couple of things like that that I've shopped for recently include a vacuum cleaner, a toaster, and scissors.

I also REALLY miss the old Apple computers and phones that didn't require you to submit to being totally surveilled and charged for the privilege, and software that you could purchase without having to subscribe and pay for forever. Seriously, if you don't own Photoshop CS5 or the like and you find a copy with a usable license no., you should snap it up.

jimfields33

(16,334 posts)
12. The cut the cord has been going on for years.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:20 AM
Feb 2024

Young people only set up internet and stream. Older people still have cable and once their gone, cable companies will become exclusively internet only.

jimfields33

(16,334 posts)
100. So true. I'm barely hanging on
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:56 PM
Feb 2024

Every two years I have to get rid of channels and speed to keep it manageable. Eventually I’ll cut the cord as well. It’s a sin what they charge. Unfortunately, once the cable is gone for everyone, they will charge 200 bucks just for the internet. I see that coming.

brush

(54,072 posts)
77. I still have cable but trying to figure what streaming service to get.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:03 PM
Feb 2024

Any recs? Also, can you store movies, show episodes you can always go back and re-watch on streaming like you can on cable?

I have a few favorites I always keep.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
10. Yes, I have this Royal Dalton china that I bought for using at special occasions . Thing is , you can't use in the
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 11:38 PM
Feb 2024

dishwasher because of the gold trim. And with the Royal Dalton goes the Dining Room. How often do we use a formal Dining room? It is a waste of space that is used maybe twice a year.

PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,941 posts)
48. Too bad you bought a china with the gold trim.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:54 PM
Feb 2024

I have Royal Doulton china, the Tonkin pattern. No gold. A few years ago I promoted it to being my everyday china, after several decades of it only being used a few times a year. So glad I did that.

And it's good in the dishwasher. Win win.

Bayard

(22,327 posts)
51. Not true!
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:07 PM
Feb 2024

A big dining room table is a great storage and catch-all item. And I still have a china hutch......

Metaphorical

(1,615 posts)
97. Dining rooms go in and out of vogue
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:47 PM
Feb 2024

Far fewer people entertain with meals nowadays. Most of the time, when our respective families get together, my father, brothers and I do so at restaurants, and even when we do get together for meals, it's typically in a general utility room that can be set up with multiple tables. I think as small and Double Income No Kid families become the norm, the dining room will disappear altogether in newer houses to be replaced by a general utility room/den.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
130. TY Metaphorical , We have a Dining Room and a built a grand room on the back of our kitchen. Knocked out kitchen wall to
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 05:19 PM
Feb 2024

do. We set up tables in their for guests.

ProfessorGAC

(65,606 posts)
165. Why No.Dishwasher With Gold Rim?
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 08:57 PM
Feb 2024

I believe you, but never heard that before.
What goes wrong in the dishwasher?

debm55

(25,846 posts)
166. It is real gold and it will chip in the dishwasher. It took me many years to get my complete set as they are expensive.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 09:06 PM
Feb 2024

Only got the pieces as gifts on special days. Anniversary, Birthday , Christmas, etc.I wanted a complete set. Hell, I even have the salt and pepper shaker.

BOSSHOG

(37,223 posts)
9. A newspaper delivered to your front door 7 days a week
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 11:33 PM
Feb 2024

We still have a land line and I’m glad we do.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
11. We have no newspapers around here, All news is on line. Speaking of which, the need to set up appointments using a
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 11:42 PM
Feb 2024

computer. Can never talk to someone "human"

Easterncedar

(2,389 posts)
14. Sadly true. I still get two physical newspapers
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:29 AM
Feb 2024

Each prints only 6 days a week. One is local and appears at my door before sunrise. The other, from my old hometown, comes by mail in two batches per week. I love them both.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
71. Eastercedar, loved reading my paper with a cup of tea in the morning. There are no papers from Pittsburgh or my local
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:51 PM
Feb 2024

area.

Easterncedar

(2,389 posts)
73. That is such a loss.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:54 PM
Feb 2024

I so value local issue coverage. How does anyone know about what's going on in town halls without local reporters?

debm55

(25,846 posts)
146. National and state news was in Pittsburgh's Post Gazette. Local paper disapeared about ten years ago. I hate to say it
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 07:26 PM
Feb 2024

but I didn't even know when people I knew died unless I was called.

brush

(54,072 posts)
80. Yep, I worked in the newspaper industry for years and was a newspaper junkie...
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:12 PM
Feb 2024

but I cancelled service about 6 years ago, sadly as papers are dying all over the country, which is sad.

One reason I cancelled is because I got tired of forgetting to call the paper when I went out of town to stop delivery for the time I'm out of town. Nothing says nobody's home to burglars like several newspapers piled up in the driveway.

I do miss having a pile of old newspapers when painting somewhere in the house to cover the floor with, or when packing a box to use as filler when shipping a box/gift to someone.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
170. Glad you have a land line, I use my iphone like a land line---just answer and receive calls. Nothing fancy for me.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 10:07 PM
Feb 2024

BOSSHOG

(37,223 posts)
172. Our land line
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 10:15 PM
Feb 2024

Is great for communicating in our little town. We both have cell phones. But our local business is reminiscent of old Andy Griffith reruns. We have my late father in laws dial phone from his office in town. He died in 2004. The phone still works.

15. Land line required
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:36 AM
Feb 2024

We live in a rural wilderness in panhandle Florida.

We can't get our DSL internet without the landline. Wish we could ditch it. With all the taxes and fees on landlines it's expensive.

lpbk2713

(42,790 posts)
18. Wrist watches
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:13 AM
Feb 2024


Everyone will rely on their cell phone.



Deb ... I always like reading your posts. You give interesting topics and get a wide variety of replies.

Niagara

(7,826 posts)
22. I would like to compliment you on your uplifting last paragraph.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 09:18 AM
Feb 2024

We need more of this type of encouragement and uplifting communication on DU.


You absolutely made my day, even though this wasn't directed at me.






MontanaMama

(23,375 posts)
128. My 18 year old son is a wristwatch fanatic.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 05:11 PM
Feb 2024

LOVES them. I got him a limited edition MoonSwatch for Christmas and he was ecstatic. He has an extensive collection of watches and aspires to have a Rolex one day.

beaglelover

(3,524 posts)
139. I believe there are enough wristwatch enthusiasts in the world that will keep wristwatches around for hundreds
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 05:46 PM
Feb 2024

of years.

It's encouraging to see that an 18 year old is an enthusiast.

To me, a watch is one of the limited amounts of jewelry most men wear and it's a way to express your identity, interests, etc.

I had always wanted a Rolex as well since around the age of 20. I finally purchased one last year at the age of 58! Before I decided to purchase one I had no idea how difficult it is for an ordinary Joe to buy one, especially one of the cheaper stainless steel models. I ended up purchasing on the grey market. I'm still on the list at an authorized Rolex retailer in Los Angeles, been about 15 months now. I doubt I'll ever get a call that my watch has arrived!

MontanaMama

(23,375 posts)
183. Everywhere that I travel with my kiddo
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 01:09 AM
Feb 2024

we visit a Rolex store if there’s one in the area. Owen (the child) knows what to ask for and what we’re looking at. I have found that the people selling watches are kind and helpful. They let us try on watches and ask questions. I must say that having a Rolex on my wrist was a game changer. I get it. They feel perfect…well balanced, substantial. I’ll never own one but I guarantee that Owen will. I try to learn all I can because it’s important to the kiddo. It gives us something to talk about during these years when he’s growing up and away.

beaglelover

(3,524 posts)
206. I'm sure he will own one. It's great to have goals and finally achieve them! Even if it is a watch.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 12:25 PM
Feb 2024

The sales people are extremely nice, I agree. They are also very coy in their responses to questions about availability of a particular model, etc. We had a very helpful salesperson in the Boston authorized dealer when we were there on vacation. After asking my usual questions about wait times, she candidly stated that she would never sell a watch to me since I did not reside in the local market and she advised that we contact the store in L.A. and establish a relationship with that store to increase our chances of getting a watch. Which we did. The salesperson in the L.A. store said she could get us a different model much more quickly than the one I wanted and if I bought the other watch first, which was about the same price as the watch I really wanted, it would increase my chances of actually getting the watch I wanted. But I figured if I am going to have to buy 2 watches to get the one I actually want, I might as well go to the grey market and get the brand new watch I want and pay double the price for it, which is what I ended up doing.

If I ever do get the call that my watch is available to purchase from the Rolex dealer, I may still buy it since these watches are great investments and enough time has passed for me to build up my financial reserves again!

I hear this is not that uncommon for luxury goods. They sell their most popular items to repeat customers and if you are a new customer you have to jump through some hoops to get what you want.

Did you know that you cannot buy a new Ferrari unless you've already owned one? You basically have to buy a used Ferrari first and when you are finally granted the right to buy a new Ferrari, it has to be red!

MontanaMama

(23,375 posts)
208. I didn't know any of that!
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 12:55 PM
Feb 2024

I’m saving your post to share with my kiddo. The “Grey Market”? So I bought the Mercury MoonSwatch for the child on the Chrono24 website. I established what felt like a safe and reasonable conversation with the seller and went ahead with the purchase. I paid about $100 more for it than I would have at a Swatch store. Swatch doesn’t ship watches and I couldn’t get to one of their stores so that’s why I went to Chrono24. My question…is Chrono24 an example of the Grey Market? I would like to know more.

beaglelover

(3,524 posts)
219. Yes, I believe they are. Truth be told, I do believe Rolex sells new watches to some watch resellers who
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 03:00 PM
Feb 2024

they have established relationships with and some of the huge profit makes it's way back to Rolex.

We contacted a jewlery store in west L.A. that has been around for over 100 years. My husband had purchased a Rolex from them over 20 years ago, before Rolex's were so hard to get.

The sales person we worked with asked us what model we wanted, what were our preferred options and to rank them from must have to it's OK if you can't find a watch with that option. He said he'd work his 'network' and get back to us in a week with what he could find.

He was able to find every combination we wanted, brand new, with box and all papers and warranties, etc.

The prices were about double retail give or take plus tax.

Once I decided which one I wanted, he procured it in a few days and then I went there and purchased it from him.

My watch was brand new, sold about a year earlier at an authorized Rolex dealer in South America. The watch still had all the protective coating on it from the factory which our sales person removed in front of me. I have the original box, and all paperwork.

It's a racket, but I will say I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Rolex!

whathehell

(29,135 posts)
184. Interesting..I just started wearing a wrist watch
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 01:43 AM
Feb 2024

again because I got tired of picking up my phone all the time to check the time.

madamesilverspurs

(15,823 posts)
19. Yellow Pages
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:27 AM
Feb 2024

They've pretty much disappeared already. Too bad, it was so easy to find what you were looking for, and it even worked when the power went out. Also served as a handy booster seat for little ones, can't do that with google...



.

Jeebo

(2,045 posts)
45. They still deliver Yellow Pages to my house.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:47 PM
Feb 2024

Yellow Pages and White Pages too, the full telephone directory. Although, the telephone directory is getting slimmer. It wouldn't take Arnold Schwarzenegger to rip it in half any more. It seems to me that White Pages are the ones that are going the way of the dinosaur, because private residences have so few landline telephones any more. Everybody has cell phones instead. As another poster in this thread noted, they'll have landline telephones in businesses and government offices for a long time to come. That's the Yellow Pages.

-- Ron

debm55

(25,846 posts)
149. Agree with you. I don't get them anymore. It didn't help that they threw them on the ground next to the mailbox in the
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 07:34 PM
Feb 2024

rain and snow with no protective covering.

Prairie_Seagull

(3,365 posts)
20. The peace sign or symbol.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 08:06 AM
Feb 2024

Had a jean vest with both patches. Went in the Navy and it vanished. Karma I suppose.

maxrandb

(15,450 posts)
21. Desktop Computers, CD Players, Standard Transmissions
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 08:20 AM
Feb 2024

Oh, and dashboard GPS like Garmin and Tom Tom

sinkingfeeling

(51,525 posts)
29. I will never give up on manual transmissions. I
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 11:55 AM
Feb 2024

hate automatics and have never owned one. Both my cars are manuals. I'm teaching my granddaughter how to drive one, so it can be her car.

PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,941 posts)
50. I likewise hate automatics.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:01 PM
Feb 2024

I'm 75 years old, and it's depressing how hard it is to find the manual transmissions. My son was needing to replace his 1997 Honda Accord recently, and had a very hard time finding another manual.

The thing about automatics is that as soon as you take your foot off the brake they start moving. You don't have to actually press on the gas pedal. That seems very dangerous to me. Plus, automatics do have a lower gear or two than "drive", and I've only ever known one person who actually makes use of a lower gear in her automatic.

I will add this: that same son was unable to learn to drive on a standard when he was learning. He's mildly autistic, which I think was the underlying problem. So I helped him buy an automatic, and he was fine, although not a very good driver. A couple of months after he got his car he came to me and asked if he could try driving my car again. Sure. And he absolutely nailed it. After that, he drove my car any time I'd let him. And about a year later he asked he if I could help him buy a stick shift. Hooray! The thing is, that on the manual he is a vastly better driver, and I've been with him more than once that he's negotiated some tricky situation.

And I doubt I'll ever have my car stolen.

mama

(164 posts)
62. Our sons both learned to drive on standard transmission cars.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:38 PM
Feb 2024

The cops who gave the driving tests were impressed!
They have always been able to get affordable cars, but I'm afraid that trend may be ending.

I often leave my keys hidden in the unlocked car when I go for a run at the nearby park, no worries that it might be stolen.

maxrandb

(15,450 posts)
102. Always used to have cars/trucks with manual transmissions
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:58 PM
Feb 2024

But your can't find them anymore, and they cost more than an automatic now.

I learned to drive on a Ford F150 with a "three on the tree".

debm55

(25,846 posts)
151. I never drove a Standard transmission. My dad tried tp teach me on his VW but I counldn't get the hang of it.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 07:44 PM
Feb 2024

Deuxcents

(16,536 posts)
188. I learned to drive in my dad's VW bug. Manual transmission and no gas gauge...
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:20 AM
Feb 2024

There was a lever under the dash you turned when you were running out of gas called “the reserve “. Had to remember to turn it back when filling up or ya only got a gallon of gas!

debm55

(25,846 posts)
194. I enjoyed the VW bug but just could not get the manual steps together, I always wondered if the VW
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 10:48 AM
Feb 2024

came in automatic?

Niagara

(7,826 posts)
23. CD players paper checks, and possibly movie theaters.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 09:59 AM
Feb 2024

Most vehicle manufacturers are already phasing out CD players in newer vehicles. I'm not committed to purchasing a new vehicle but I've been checking a few out.


Writing out paper checks to pay for something. I honestly can't remember the last time I wrote one out. It's been awhile.


I'm not sure how much longer we'll have movie theaters available. Most of them closed during Covid and a few leading up to Covid. I'll admit that I prefer to watch movies at home but on occasion I'll go to the theater.

rzemanfl

(29,589 posts)
30. The calendars that are on my check register go up to 2007. I still have checks that came with it.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 11:55 AM
Feb 2024

Niagara

(7,826 posts)
53. Ha! You have me beat by a few years, rzemanfl.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:12 PM
Feb 2024

My calendars go up to 2015.


Like you, I still have checks that came with that registery.

rzemanfl

(29,589 posts)
70. I used to write a rent check every month, but don't have to do that anymore.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:48 PM
Feb 2024

All online now. My checks don't have the correct bank name, because of yet another merger, but they still work.

Niagara

(7,826 posts)
116. Do you miss writing check at all?
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 03:45 PM
Feb 2024

Sometimes I do. I don't miss writing one out in the check out lane.




While I'm thinking about it, are you still swimming laps?

AllaN01Bear

(19,105 posts)
43. i have several transactions that require checks . the only entites that i want looking in my bank account are
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:37 PM
Feb 2024

socical security admin.
rent check. they need a paper trail. and a few other items like phone and so fourth,.

Niagara

(7,826 posts)
55. That's interesting to hear, AllaN.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:15 PM
Feb 2024

I haven't had any paper check transactions for years. Sometimes I miss writing out a check.


AllaN01Bear

(19,105 posts)
44. first they were there . then they dissapeared , shaving mugs and shaving brushes . now u seeum
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:39 PM
Feb 2024

in a museum , barbasol.

CountAllVotes

(20,890 posts)
28. I like Thomas Kincade's drawings of San Francisco
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 11:54 AM
Feb 2024

I feel like they were able to capture the essence of place which is difficult for any artist to do.

I also like some of his other work as well.

Oh well.

I'll be dead and gone soon enough anyway and I still have a landline btw.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
159. TY CountAllVotes. but people wanted a scene that showed "serenity and tranquilty" if not geographic correct . So he sold
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 08:13 PM
Feb 2024

out for the sugar coated paintings. He started as a Modernist but went for the money, Developed a terrible drinking problem, peed on the statue of Pooh at Disney , got fired by QVC and died, Sad story.

CountAllVotes

(20,890 posts)
174. I am quite aware of his story
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 11:50 PM
Feb 2024

It never works out well for an alcoholic that of fighting the beast.

Sad indeed but I do like his "Perfect Red Rose" and "Perfect Yellow Rose".

As for the paintings of San Francisco, the one of Market street brings back a lot of memories as does the one of Fisherman's Wharf.

He must have loved The City as much as I do!

debm55

(25,846 posts)
125. Yes, I had craft stores near me that had a whole section of their store devoted to scrapbook---papers, stamps. albums,
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 05:02 PM
Feb 2024

ribbons, etc. The scrapbook section has become smaller and smaller. TY sinkingfeeling,

getagrip_already

(15,138 posts)
33. Jobs where you actually do work....
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 11:58 AM
Feb 2024

J/k, sort of. Seems like it at times, especially if I wander over to the land of tok ot metaville.

getagrip_already

(15,138 posts)
76. True, but AI will certainly change their jobs considerably
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:02 PM
Feb 2024

Not the hands on care piece perhaps, but the knowledge work component.

The grunt component will increase, the skill level required will fall, and pay will follow.

That will be pretty much a universal pattern among highly skilled jobs. Companies will require fewer really smart people, and more lower skilled, easily replaceable resources.

Life will suck even more. Sorry for the sunny prediction. But this is one you can't blame on us boomers.

Mr.Bill

(24,419 posts)
101. I disagree about the nurses.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:56 PM
Feb 2024

They will always be required to perform their number one duty, which is to keep doctors from killing people.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
117. Ty getagrip _already My husband was promoted to pencil pusher. He loved going into the mines to inspect and testing
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 03:50 PM
Feb 2024

explosives on cars in WV, He liked the field work. When they took that away, he decided to retire and did.

Jrose

(868 posts)
36. Clock Radios...Had a lot of them throughout 60s, 70s...
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:22 PM
Feb 2024

Mostly remember waking to '1010WINS NY' when I worked 9-5 and rode the subway from Bronx to Manhattan.
I especially valued the 'snooze' button on Mondays.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
94. Ty Jrose, I just remembered that from reading your post, Ours was always in the kitchen,
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:43 PM
Feb 2024

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Bobstandard

(1,341 posts)
38. Social Security
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:31 PM
Feb 2024

If the youngers express their outrage over Palestine or the border or Biden’s age by not voting or voting for Trump, Social Security won’t last long.

On the other hand, the draft will come back if Trump is elected. One thing most dictators get into right away is war. There’s nothing like a good war to distract the electorate and to keep people in line. Republicans are already talking about bombing Mexico, and won’t that be a great time, an actual shooting war on our border!

debm55

(25,846 posts)
91. TY, Bobstandard . I worry about that sometimes. Had to call the SS department , not local, I think it was in DC. I put
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:41 PM
Feb 2024

on speaker phone as the last time I called it was a 4 hr wait. Well, the guy who answered the phone was so snotty to me, I began to cry. I live in an area that shares the Post Office with a another town, We both have the same zip code. And it if you put either town name you get the mail, He started screaming at me that I don't even know where I live. My husband came in and took the phone and explaned the situation again about the mail, It was like I was taking money from his own pockets. I didn't wait around to rate him.

brush

(54,072 posts)
93. If republicans try to kill Social Security they'll never win elections.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:42 PM
Feb 2024

IMO it's not going anywhere. All that has to be done is raise the deduction ceiling to keep it funded. I'll be done eventually as people will scream I want my money back that has been taken out my check for all those years.

Jeebo

(2,045 posts)
47. Retrotechnology.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:52 PM
Feb 2024

The topic of this thread is similar (but perhaps less specific) to the thread I started a few weeks ago about retrotechnology.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181955963

-- Ron

debm55

(25,846 posts)
81. TY OAUTW r.2.0. I looked into buying an electric lawnmower and they were expensive. Power tools, when I need one
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:13 PM
Feb 2024

I didn't recharge it.

OAITW r.2.0

(24,935 posts)
90. They will be getting cheaper as the market grows.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:33 PM
Feb 2024

I expect that fed/state/local regs will make the transition happen quicker. They are quieter, too. Still have to scrape the grass clippings from the deck, though.

Markets already moving away from corded power tools. I recommend that you select a particular brand of tools you like and use their battery system for all your future tool needs. Consider the manufacturer's entire portfolio of tools that use the same batteries. More offerings, the better. I should have followed my own advice as I have 4 different battery chargers now.

yellowdogintexas

(22,300 posts)
187. we have had an electric lawnmower for over 20 years. Love them!
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:13 AM
Feb 2024

Weighs less, not as noisy, very low maintenance, and NO PULL CORD!!!

Ours is so old we plug it in. We have eleventy billion feet of extension cord.
I think we have replaced the blade once

debm55

(25,846 posts)
214. Ty yellowdogintaxas. I remember the push rotary blades ones. It was so hard to cut the grass with it..
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:02 PM
Feb 2024

debm55

(25,846 posts)
79. TY Jamesm9164, I just gave my large upright to a neighbor that wanted one and the bags that go inside,
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:10 PM
Feb 2024

Bayard

(22,327 posts)
54. Now I feel old!
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:13 PM
Feb 2024

I still have, and use regularly, a number of the things mentioned here. I'm reading DU on my desktop right now--too hard for me to see and type on the cell phone.

CountAllVotes

(20,890 posts)
56. I still use my desktop computer a lot
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:19 PM
Feb 2024

It has Windows 7 on it and works well.

I'd be lost without it as my scanner/printer/copier works with it.

I also stream programs on youtube.com and watch them as I do not have cable TV.

So, yes, I like a desktop computer just fine!

AllaN01Bear

(19,105 posts)
86. i use my laptop as a desktop., mainly use cellphone as a sos device when out in the field to call ambulance
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:21 PM
Feb 2024

when need be. i have afib and i aint going to deal with that in the field or at home . i live by myself and dont want to be at home if things get worse. love my ll phone .

debm55

(25,846 posts)
121. TY AllaN01Bear, I have to admit I don't always take my cell phone on walks with Dolly dog. I have fallen numerous times
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 03:59 PM
Feb 2024

and wished I had it as I scream for neighbors to help me up. You are wise for doing that.

brush

(54,072 posts)
99. Desktops will always be around for people who work in graphic arts...
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:53 PM
Feb 2024

or do coding. The large screen is needed to visualize your work. Can do that on tablets or cell phone screens.

Some designers even have two screens side-by-side that you can drag material from one to the other

debm55

(25,846 posts)
78. Ty you Bayard and I still use a desk top too for the same reason.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:05 PM
Feb 2024

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Basic LA

(2,047 posts)
83. Rotary phones are still abundant.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:16 PM
Feb 2024

I know this because every time I phone the VA for a prescription refill, I have to listen to an automated tutorial (spoken very slowly) explaining how to proceed with my prescription renewal if I'm on a rotary phone!

malthaussen

(17,256 posts)
88. Electronic calculator.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:23 PM
Feb 2024

My first one cost $75.00, in 1973! And it was just the standard TI model, it didn't do anything fancy.

-- Mal

ThoughtCriminal

(14,081 posts)
144. I still have a slide rule
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 06:25 PM
Feb 2024

My 7th grade science class was the last in our school to learn how to use them.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
161. OMG. I had a terrible time in HS Chemistry because I could not get used to using it. TY ThoughtCriminal
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 08:24 PM
Feb 2024

DBoon

(22,458 posts)
103. Crockpots, pressure cookers
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 03:00 PM
Feb 2024

We have insta-pots now

I'd add any other kitchen appliance that does not require a cell phone app to use.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
114. Crockpots---I still have one, LOL Never had a pressure cooker -knew folks that had the top blow off. TY DBoon
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 03:40 PM
Feb 2024

yellowdogintexas

(22,300 posts)
190. Instant Pots are actually pressure cookers. My mom had a small stovetop one
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:24 AM
Feb 2024

At some point, the seal self destructed and she used it just as a saucepan. It was very heavy and was an outstanding popcorn popper

My first husband and I had a 20 quart pressure canner. It weighed a ton. We must have canned a million green beans.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
203. I have never used a pressure cooker. My father canned various fruit and vegies and made his own ketchup. He used a
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 11:52 AM
Feb 2024

pressure cooker. I was afraid of it.

yellowdogintexas

(22,300 posts)
233. they can be pretty scary but I got the hang of it pretty quickly.
Mon Feb 26, 2024, 12:04 AM
Feb 26

I am slowly learning to use my new Insta Pot my daughter gave me for Christmas

get the red out

(13,468 posts)
135. Yes
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 05:31 PM
Feb 2024

And they will take my crock-pot from my cold, dead, final year of the boomers-born hands! My Instant Pot is great, but I don't like it's crock pot (of course I need a new Instant Pot so....).
When they take my social security away though, there's no hope I will be able to get phone app appliances.

LakeArenal

(28,931 posts)
107. In WI during late 70's there was home parties for Home Interiors.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 03:23 PM
Feb 2024

They had a framed print of a White Tail Buck that every paneled wall in WI had nailed up.

Argh!!!! GenUWine art.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
113. HAHAHAHHAHHAHA and the paintings on velvet. I have heard of Home Interiors. We had the paintings of a Farm House
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 03:38 PM
Feb 2024

Surrounded by Autumn Trees. They still have it. It looks like a paint by numbers item.

JoseBalow

(2,741 posts)
168. No way! I always keep maps in my glove box
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 09:34 PM
Feb 2024

No map apps for me, you'll have to pry my old flip-phone from my cold dead hands!

debm55

(25,846 posts)
122. Tupperware and Tupperware parties. Avon and Avon parties. Even if you didn't like anything, you were more or less
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 04:22 PM
Feb 2024

obligated to buy something. And homes are filled with tiny lipstick samples and deviled egg carries.

yellowdogintexas

(22,300 posts)
189. Tupperware is still around, although their marketing is different now.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:21 AM
Feb 2024

I have a dealer who sends me an online catalog every 3 months. I met her because I had some cracked pieces and with the lifetime warranty those can be exchanged for either a replacement or credit towards a purchase. I have accumulated a few more cracked pieces so I guess I will be calling her soon.

If you want my Tupperware you will have to pry it from my cold dead hands. I was a dealer and I have tons of it. Eventually my daughter will end up with it

It can be purchased online, and I see dealers with booths at Trade Days; also Michael's has a special selection in stores

I think most of the "party plan" businesses are either gone or drastically changed their sales approach. Premier Jewelry went out of business.

soldierant

(7,020 posts)
132. I was born in 1945
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 05:20 PM
Feb 2024

not long before the first atom bomb. So I've always felt like a boomer- I grew up and went to school with boomers - though I don't quite qualify.

I worked in an art and framing gallery 1991-1999, and it waa during that decade that Kincade became populer, stared overproducing, and started to fall. I never met him - I did meet some ot the artists we carried because we would have shows/receprions for them, but not for him, while I worked there. But we heard things - such as that the Publisher he was on contract to was pushing him past his limit and that he could barely function any more without alcohol. He died in 2012 at only 54. I felt so sorry for him (and I don't care for the paintings either, though in my case it's more because there are too many of them and I'm oversaturated than because of the work itself.) He did have talent, but he got terrible advice In a way I feel his publishing agent killed, first his talent, and then him. I am so sorry for him (and what could have been.)

debm55

(25,846 posts)
142. Yes. People looked at his art as an investment. When he started, he was more a modernist painter and was told to switch
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 06:05 PM
Feb 2024

to switch to that people would want in there homes. He did. He had factories where he made one three branch and it was sold as a Kincade painting. Whole sweat shops were painting "Kincade" paintings. The end was near when he got very drunk at Disney and peed on a statue of Winnie the Pooh. QVC dropped him. Soon after he died. Warning to us all , do what makes you happy instead of what makes you tons of money. TY for bringing that point up.

soldierant

(7,020 posts)
171. YVW.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 10:12 PM
Feb 2024

Reproductions of original art can be good investments. It's not new. People like Rembrandt and Durer did etchings and made more than one copy, Antiques Roadshow can tell you what some of them are worth. But besides having to be good art at least, and preferably great art, The publisher needs to gusrd the artist and the artisi's name from not unly unauthorized reproduction, but even from authorized reproduction. When I started seeing Kincade art on things like keychains, trinket boxes, diaries, and other objects, I knew it was virtually over.

We published an artist also we did our best to keep the works rare while still achieving enough publicity. Limited editions were never more than 300 (and would have been smalleer had we not been aholesaling so,e go galleris all over the country Alaska, Minnesota, Georgis, Arizona, to name just a few. We were careful whiat images we chose too release as limited editions, and also released a number of open editions as posters with our gallery name so that pretty much anyone could afford something by the artist, and were clear that posters had no investment value. Manufacturers wanted to put the images on trinket like Kinkade, we would never alllow that. We even had requests from tattoo artists to us the images (not only no, but hell no)

I just googled the artist, and even with all that caution, the limiteds are mostly down. Some of that is people's poor decisions on whom to offer them through. I found one carrier apecializing in secondary market art who is offering one or two at higher than issue price, though not much more than inflation. I found one gallery which had an unframed original being offeered at a higher price than they were going for in the 90's, but also not much more than inflation. And we were careful. I shudder to think what Kinkades must be going for now. Maybe it's better he's not alive to know.

I know I've wandered far from your original topic, but I'm afraid this pushed some buttond for me. Thank you for being here for me to ramble on.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
173. Thank you. Ramble on all you want. One of my degrees is in Art Ed K-12. When I looked at his paintings and thought to
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 10:56 PM
Feb 2024

myself that I would like to live in one of those homes and cottages. But then I looked at the environment surrounding it and to me that was a turn off. I don't know why but it made me not like or want his paintings. I live near a mail that had a Thomas Kincade Gallery Store. It had a fireplace in the front with fake burning logs. The store quickly came and went. I have from my dentist a refrigerator magnet with the dentist's name and number with, you guessed it, a Kincade cottage in the background. I still have have it. Years ago, I think it was the Hallmark Channel, did a movie on his early career and how he changed his style. He didn't want to be the Starving Artist.Hallmark, of course , did not show the ending of his career and how it the "art" was saturated with his art. 60 minutes as did a special on him, How if all he did was paint one thing on the canvas-a leaf. it was considered a Kincade painting. It ended with his arrest at Disney for lud behavior after peeing on Winnie the Pooh. His stores owned not by Kincade but by private ownership were claiming bankruptcy , QVC dropped him and he went into an alcoholic downward spiral.and died. At his peak, his work was everywhere. Also. I watched QVC and he would constantly drop religious ideas into his showtime. Being saved,etc, etc. But people bought it up. 60 Minutes showed homes with five of his paintings per room. When they were asked by Ed Bradley if they knew he actually didn't paint these, that there was one original in each of the sweat shop and about twenty young boys copying them. they said that wasn't true. Heck after each was painted, KI used to joke withincade would sign his name. It was then a Kincade. They never called it an original, because it wasn't. I used to joke with my husband that the frames were more valuable then the paintings. I think who ever were his marketers were geniuses and the American people ate it up.Sorry to ramble.

soldierant

(7,020 posts)
232. You were very perceptive to see through the facade so fast.
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 12:50 AM
Feb 24

I liked more of them linger than that, but still not for long, and now I wonder what I was thinking. You are welcome to ramble at me any time - it's both informative and entertaining.

get the red out

(13,468 posts)
136. Mayo
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 05:36 PM
Feb 2024

If I am still alive when it goes (born in 1964), I will have to learn to make it because I could just about eat that stuff straight out of the jar.

OldBaldy1701E

(5,252 posts)
138. That is just blasphemy!
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 05:43 PM
Feb 2024

Mayo will NEVER go away!!

(If it does, I will also learn how to make it. I am a Duke's Mayo person but it is hard to find up here in Snowland. I settle for Berman's, which is an Aldi brand. It isn't half bad.)

get the red out

(13,468 posts)
209. I don't know what you mean?
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 01:31 PM
Feb 2024

"Dukey" makes me think of Duke University Blue Devils, and since I am a University of Kentucky Alumn, that definition is ruled out. So I don't know what dukey means.

I think I am out of touch with words.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
215. Duke's Mayo. We had a thread here on Duke;s vs Miracle Whip, They were the Duky's vs the Whippers. Sorry if I confused
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:06 PM
Feb 2024

you.

DBoon

(22,458 posts)
153. a drum set
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 07:49 PM
Feb 2024

we have synthesizers for that now

drum machines may have no soul, but they will never drink up all your beer either

DBoon

(22,458 posts)
180. no, have tried to learn guitar
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 12:48 AM
Feb 2024

I almost said "real" ( non-synthesizer ) musical instruments would vanish, but percussion is large, unwieldly, and much more easily replaced by a drum machine.

Fine acoustical instruments will always have a niche presence. Instruments played by 60s-70s rock bands maybe not

Diamond_Dog

(32,291 posts)
178. I have a set of Mikasa China with the gold rim. It is beautiful
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 12:39 AM
Feb 2024

I used to use it for holidays but that ended pretty soon since you have to hand wash it. It sits in the china closet now. My 3 adult sons don’t want any part of it. When I die it will probably be set out in a box by the curb! To think of the original cost …. What a waste of $.

My mother’s generation liked Hummels.

Ashtrays

Collector “plates” from the Bradford Exchange. Or anything from The Bradford Exchange.

Crocheted throws. I have 3 of them inherited from hubby’s great aunt. They weigh a ton and are scratchy.
I put them in vacuum storage bags in the closet.

Spoon rests

Grandfather clocks.

I agree with you on the Thomas Kinkade. Always went on the wall over the sofa ….

Spoon collections, thimble collections

A crocheted cover for the extra roll of toilet paper sitting on the back of the tank. My hubby‘s aunt had one that looked like a doll and the roll cover was her big hoop skirt.


debm55

(25,846 posts)
196. Thank you Diamond_Dog I remember all of those things. I spoon sets from every state you visited. You have a very
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 11:15 AM
Feb 2024

impressive list.

DBoon

(22,458 posts)
179. a leather bound organizer
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 12:45 AM
Feb 2024

Last edited Fri Feb 23, 2024, 12:06 PM - Edit history (1)

especially the ones where you had pre-printed forms for calendars, address books, notes on various topics, financial records etc.

On Edit: OMG they still sell these

Ilsa

(61,722 posts)
181. Formal living rooms.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 12:49 AM
Feb 2024

I still liked having a dining room, though. But I specifically requested a house without a formal living room last time we moved.

Ilsa

(61,722 posts)
220. I bought a house without the formal living room, but
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 04:02 PM
Feb 2024

found a house I liked with a formal dining room. The breakfast area isn't a nook, and would be too crowded to feed company. So the formal dining room was convenient and felt newer and cleaner. My boys, when they were young, could eat at the table they used daily.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
199. TY yellowdogintexas. everyone had a transistor radio. You could play what you wanted when you were away from the house.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 11:37 AM
Feb 2024

bedazzled

(1,773 posts)
237. How about real radio stations?
Thu Feb 29, 2024, 02:54 PM
Feb 29

Instead of the canned crap they have now. Ah, NY metro area radio in the 70s and 80s was a thing...

debm55

(25,846 posts)
198. Thank you NowsTheTime,, I agree with you choices. But then we would need somethink to play them on.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 11:34 AM
Feb 2024
 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
193. I still have a land line but no phone connected to it. It is my internet provider, and a sloooooow one at that.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 09:30 AM
Feb 2024

debm55

(25,846 posts)
197. My Interne provider is very slow too. I don't have a land line but I use my phone as a land line.phone.Don't use any of
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 11:20 AM
Feb 2024

the fancy features.Ty Chainfire.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
205. We used to have one. I haven't seen any for a long time. but there still might be some out there.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 12:18 PM
Feb 2024

RobinA

(9,936 posts)
212. Wait...What?
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 01:45 PM
Feb 2024

So people don't leave messages anymore? That seems like a step in the wrong direction.

Hope22

(1,929 posts)
213. The physical machine.....
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 01:51 PM
Feb 2024

In reality the young people text and don’t bother with voice messages at all. The rest of us leave our messages on a cloud somewhere.😂

debm55

(25,846 posts)
217. They live it on the cell phone. but the old answering machine, I haven;t seen in a long time. I had one. Ty RobinA
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:25 PM
Feb 2024

Wicked Blue

(5,876 posts)
216. Journalism
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:06 PM
Feb 2024

Eventually it will be replaced by AI, and I hate the thought of it. It will be propaganda 24/7.

Five of the six newspapers I once wrote for are dead and gone. And the sixth is a pitiful shadow of its former existence.

debm55

(25,846 posts)
218. TY Wicked Blue, We have no newspapers in my section of Pittsburgh-local or city based.. It's a shame.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:27 PM
Feb 2024

justaprogressive

(2,287 posts)
225. The pitiful huge-eyed cat paintings by "Cinq"
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 05:07 PM
Feb 2024




My dentist had them on the walls in his waiting room, as you listened to the drill all you
had to cheer you up was these....

kimbutgar

(21,332 posts)
226. Real silver platters and bowls
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 05:35 PM
Feb 2024

My late Mother used to make me polish her silver and I still have it hers at her old house which I still own. I work as a senior move manager moving seniors from their homes to senior living communities. We go back to their homes after they moved and clear out their old junk items, when we find real silver we take it to a place where they buy the silver to melt down.

GAJMac

(169 posts)
230. Geese
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 09:36 PM
Feb 2024

How 'bout those 3 teak (or some other wood) geese you hang on the wall? The ones with the metal wings that always get bent out of shape. We have a set on the wall in our bedroom even as I type...

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,413 posts)
239. Cameras. Especially if they use film.
Thu Feb 29, 2024, 04:29 PM
Feb 29

Cameras are now only for dedicated photographers. The rest of us just use the phone or the go-pro.

I have a nice old Olympus, stamped "Made in Occupied Japan". It's a boomer.

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