A quote you often hear is “the only constant in life is change” and it’s never been more accurate than today.
Ironically the quote is credited to a Greek professor who lived from 535 BC to 475 BC.I guess there was a lot of change in those days as well. Times they are a changing and here are some of the things WalletPop says are vanishing from America. There is some real nostalgia here:
- Community Banks
- Cash Registers That Make a Ka-Ching Sound
- Alleys (for those who grew up in cities)
- Charcoal (although I love that Kingsford TV commercial where the guy wakes up from a long winter without grilling).
- Neighborhood kids who will do odd jobs (from shoveling snow to mowing your lawn).
- Cars with manual shifts
- Companies that match your 401K contributions.
- Butcher Shops
- Fax Machines
- Daily Newspapers
- Movie Rental Stores
- Cameras that use film
- Stand-alone Bowling Alleys
- The Milkman
- Hand-written Letters
- Personal Checks
- Drive-in Movie Theatres (there were once around 4,000…now 357)
- Classified Ads
- The Yellow Pages
- Customer Service
By the way, talk about vanishing do you remember Paine-Webber, Eastern Airlines, RCA, Adelphia Cable, EF Hutton, Burger Chef, TWA, Standard Oil, Montgomery Ward and FW Woolworth?