If you are among the population known as the ABB – aging, no, change that to AMAZING baby boomers – you are aware of items once considered essential that are now obsolete. Here is a short list. See what you can add to it.
*Rotary dial phone – It does work as an interesting accessory in particular decorating schemes. But you can’t ‘press one for…’ so it is useless for many calls made from home.
*Cassette tape – It is amazing the number of younger folks who have never listened to one, so if you still have a stash of them, you would need a…
*Cassette tape player – It doesn’t usually have the best sound, but it is nice to have if you don’t want to get rid of your tapes.
*Ironing boards – A friend of mine thinks this is no longer used by many folks. Hold on, though! I do use mine for two or three items of clothing weekly, its intended purpose. If I had an old wooden one, I might think about making a chalkboard of it, or hang it from the ceiling for a clever primitive touch to my decor, but both of those tasks are way more bothersome than ironing if you ask me.
*digital cameras – Have smartphone, will travel.
*Stamps – Sadly, more and more are texting and emailing rather than using these to send snail mail.
* 33’s and 45’s – The big and the small vinyl records we bought so we could hear over and over our favorite songs on the radio. To play the ones you might still have, you need a…
*Record player – Many of us still have stacks of vinyl records, so this comes in handy if a nostalgic mood hits. Wouldn’t want to live without mine, though it isn’t in one of those stereo cabinets that were so popular with our folks.