What Will You Miss?

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thrice
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What Will You Miss?

Post by thrice » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:26 am

http://www.walletpop.com/specials/top-2 ... om-america

Walletpop lists 25 things that are rapidly disappearing from the American scene.

What familiar things from your life will you miss as they seem to be disappearing?

dorajar
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Post by dorajar » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:38 am

Out of that list I think I personally will miss hand-written letters the most, but the family farm has much more serious ramifications for the health of our country.

citizenx
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Post by citizenx » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:39 am

"Disposable income"

I sort of miss that one.

thrice
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Post by thrice » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:54 pm

dorajar wrote:Out of that list I think I personally will miss hand-written letters the most, but the family farm has much more serious ramifications for the health of our country.
I was hoping to broaden the list beyond the 25 noted, and include any disappearing icons from your life that you'll miss when they're gone.

One that comes to me particularly is the death of Halloween trick or treating for kids. It felt so naughty and dangerous, running around in the dark to strangers' houses. But perhaps moreso I felt it as a cultural custom, just something that people went out and did, without anyone organizing it or doing it under the auspices of some supervised activity.

I would also put ice cream delivery trucks in that disappearing treasure category.

WhatsUp
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Classified Ads

Post by WhatsUp » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:03 pm

I missed the classified ads.

The classified ads from newspaper are more legit because they are paid.

Free internet ads on Craig's List and similar sites are 99% junk, even scams.

dorajar
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Post by dorajar » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:06 pm

OK, I'll add general free play in the great outdoors for kids. I grew up in Eden Prairie when EP was still 90% wilderness. We built forts in the woods, trekked down to the river, had adventures and got our share of cuts and scrapes to show for them. Nowadays it seems that kids' play is all structured and supervised and everyone is hyper-concerned about safety.

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Honey Bees

Post by COWman » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:56 am

The biggest impact will eventually be the Bees.

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