This week for Microblog Mondays Mel is talking about the things from her childhood that her kids will not know about at the Stirrup Queens. It is true our kids won’t be knowing many things which we came across. It’s all part of evolution, isn’t it?
It reminded me of the things I love to use but not so much in play now. In her blog, Mel mentioned about address books being something that kids are not aware of. Now we have contact list in smartphones and tabs, most people don’t use an address book anymore. I do have contacts saved in my phone at the same time I keep a hard copy too. Yes, I have an address book which I update. I do feel pointless keeping one, but I like it :). Of course, my son doesn’t know anything about it.
Then those pens – I love pens. I buy them often. I like to write with pen. I don’t use pen while blogging, what a hassle it would be to pen down 200-300 words first and then type it back here, who has the time for it. I do write down beginnings of poems or ideas on a notepad with pen.
Another thing which I like is notebooks/notepads. I love them in all sizes and shapes. I always carry a small notepad with me. I note down the to do list in it. If I am learning something then I write it down like in school days, only because I love the writing feeling. When we were moving from Phoenix, I had lots of such notes to throw away, it was heartbreaking for me because as much as I love to write I like to save them with me too. But when you travel around the globe those are the stuff which finds its way to trash can first.
Then the mails, I mean the actual ones not emails, letters in envelopes – I love receiving them and I had sent quite a lot of letters till around 10 years back. Then email took over. Now I don’t send mails through post office but I write to my friends and stay in touch through emails more than messaging through WhatsApp and facebook.
These are few things I love and sometimes miss. What about you? Do you miss any such things from the past?
Also linking to Day 9 of NaBloPoMo – November.