My two children, four and seven, keep on asking questions about the “olden days”. I was responding with pioneers in mind, but they were talking about OUR upbringing. I’m in my forties and don’t consider my upbringing the “olden days” but then again, I couldn’t explain why not to term my upbringing the “olden days”.
Some of what I answered . . .
Actually, you couldn’t stick your phone in your pocket because telephones were connected to a wall outlet.
Yes, TV existed and some people owned one for their home. I think there were at least 12 channels — not of all them worked though. And there certainly weren’t TV’s in restaurants.
I had what was called a typewriter.
No, most people did not have internet (no bother explaining dialup).
Photos were taken and developed in a lab. It was a luxury to own a camera. Yes, I know people nowadays carry cameras with them every day.
Add on and on . . .