Can you hear the noise clipping baseball cards to your bike rotors made as you whooshed through the neighborhood, making your way home for dinner? Even the thought of it is nostalgic.
Collecting baseball cards was always a fun hobby, too, though one that was not without its ups and downs. The hobby was still popular in the 1980s and the early 1990s. But things just weren’t the same.
Smoking on Airplanes
These days, you can’t even step foot onto an airplane with the wrong type of nail file and forget about smoking. But things were much more relaxed in the past, and the industry was working out its kinks.
Smoking on airplanes first started being banned in the 1980s, and by 1990, it was barred from any and all domestic flights. However, if you’ll notice, planes still have ashtrays in the bathrooms, as it’s required by law – even where smoking is banned.
Can you believe there was a time when we had to pull out thick, physical books every time we wanted to know more about something?
Today, information is just a few clicks away and can be accessed from almost anywhere in the world. But before the days of Google, there were volumes of encyclopedias. These days, carrying around information is a lot lighter, that’s for sure!
Shabby Safety Belts and Car Seats
Today strapping in is like second nature. Our arms immediately reach for the seat belt and we buckle-in without a moment's thought. In fact, now, you could consider us well trained when it comes to car safety. Sadly, this wasn't always the case.
Back then kids would be flung to the back seat without any protective means. If you were an infant, you might have gotten a ride on mom's lap. We're not sure which is worse.
Childproofing Was Unheard of
The kids of today have it pretty cushy. There are many things in place, such as certain kinds of latches or childproof medicine bottle caps that prevent kids and especially infants from getting hurt.
Back then, if a baby wanted to play with the goods around the house, they were going to do it. Electrical sockets were there to play with until their heart's content. We suppose you could say it toughened them up a bit.