Maggie at From Cave Walls hosts Throwback Thursday question challenge. She writes:
Yesterday I read an article about things that are facing obsolescence due to the pandemic. I starting jotting down things that have been and gone out of frequent use in my adult life even though some may actually still exist. I know the list could be much larger, but this was just a few minutes of brainstorming.
It made me curious about things I still have lying around this house or things I know to still exist from this list. There are three or four things on the list I still have lying around.
So I ask you:
- What could you add to the list?
“White-out” (typewriter correction fluid), garters (to hold up nylons), girdles, Blackberry phones, VCRs, cassette tape players
- What ‘obsolete’ things do you still own?
There are a couple of skeleton keys in a dining room chest that used to belong to my parents. The cupboards don’t have handles and can only be opened with skeleton keys!
White out corrector fluid – it’s probably dried up by now, but I figure it’s still useful in case I need to blank out a stray pen mark or something I’ve written longhand.
Hole reinforcements are not obsolete! I use them for documents that have holes that get ripped – I have several binders with financial documents, etc.
Ice trays – some freezers do not make ice!
- Why do you keep them?
- Has anything become obsolete for you because of the pandemic?
*Travel itself (except locally)
*Full workouts at a fitness center
*Hugs and kisses (except with my husband!)
*Theatre plays – we have ushered at many plays in the Chicago area, which allowed us us to see plays free! Of course, this is not happening right now.
*Concerts in large venues – no Ravinia this year!
*Singing in a choir (there are virtual choirs but I don’t sing in one!)
*Weddings with receptions and lots of guests
*Spontaneous meet-ups with friends (outings or meetings are now planned – either on Zoom or with advance careful planning and distancing)
I hope these things will become un-obsolete when the pandemic is over!
- I’m making up this additional question: What is ubiquitous during the pandemic that you wish were obsolete?
Donald J. Trump’s lies (Donald J. Trump, period!)