I can remember when we had no telephone at home and had to walk a couple of blocks to use the public telephone that was housed inside a red booth. I never liked using it and was always afraid it was going to eat my coins.
I can remember black and white television. In fact, our first television when we were married was black and white, although colour had been in for a while by then.
I can remember when an apple was something you ate and a mackintosh was either a toffee or a piece of outerwear in English books (or at least that's what I think it was).
I can remember when we called teachers sir or ma'am.
I can remember when the principal kept a cane in his/her office and was not afraid to use it.
I can remember free milk at school. I liked milk but for some reason it didn't taste that good straight from the bottle on a hot summer's day even if it had been sitting in the shade since it had been delivered.
I can remember milk and bread deliveries to your door when the milk came in bottles (at least I think it did) and the bread was wrapped in paper.
I can remember when hardware meant nails and screws and software had not been invented.
I can remember when you could buy two licorice sticks for one cent.
I can remember when twenty cents was a fortune for a child.
I can remember when chatting with friends meant face-to-face with verbal language.
I can remember when you wore your best clothes to town and to church.
I can remember ... many things ... I wonder what my children will remember that their children and grandchildren will think archaic?