It’s easy to fall into the trap of identifying some bygone era as “the good ol’ days.”
But it’s important to remember that that classification is entirely subjective. Often the times we yearn for seem simpler just because we were younger and had fewer responsibilities – or maybe we just lived in a bit of a bubble.
There’s certainly never been a time when everything was great for everyone. But knowing that doesn’t seem to stop us pining over the little fixtures of our past, because dang it, there’s just something so comforting about them.
15. Look it up!
I myself barely remember this – by the time I was learning how to navigate a library the lookups were mostly computerized.
14. That’s entertainment
Dust-collecting machines, these bad boys were.
13. Absolute legends
How to build, how to paint, how to read, how to be yourself.
12. Some serious dedication
The haphazard stickers all around are a nice touch.
11. Take it away, the paper
Practicing cursive on these made you feel so sophisticated.
10. Wild in the sheets
How could you even sleep surrounded by all that excitement?
9. See deese?
We all nearly died a hundred times trying to flip through these in the passenger seat while driving.
8. The glamour of Hollywood
I don’t know if these carpets were meant to distract from stains or just make you dizzy or what.
7. Fancy feasts
Looking this up right now, these little cakes cos like five bucks. Back then they were maybe $2.
Don’t be fooled by the fanciness of ads.
6. Jonathan Hyde
He can’t hyde from us much longer.
5. Fisher Price kids
So fascinating and so boring at the same time.
4. Master splinter
Looking coozier than ever.
3. Make it a Blockbuster night
I had the pleasure of working there just before they closed down.
2. Cut the cord
I’m just now realizing how much work it would take to explain this to a Zennial.
1. Animation takeover
It was truly a renaissance.
Maybe those were the good ol’ days after all.
What are you most nostalgic for right now?
Tell us in the comments.