Tuesday, September 4, 2012

You Know You Are Getting Old....

When you go into a museum and remember the antiquities.  My wife was feeling better, and went for a drive yesterday. In the museum in Placerville, there was a Sunbeam mixer like this, which I grew up using, and a Remington manual typewriter that appeared identical to the one on which I learned to type in elementary school.

6 comments:

Paul Sand said...

My own example is the Electolux Model 30 vacuum cleaner, I grew up with it; it was tough as hell. Now in museums.

TrueBlueSam said...

Well...That's a newer mixer than my mother had when I was a kid. It CAN'T be an antique!

One of the best kitchen items from the 50's and 60's was the Sunbeam Toaster that automatically lowered and raised your bread. Mom still uses hers, and it is over fifty years old. Dad and I took it apart twenty years ago and touched up the points, and it hasn't needed any maintenance since.

dmurray said...

The 1973 Honda Civic in the Energy Crisis exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution museum in Washington D.C. in 2009. I thought it belonged on a used car lot. Ouch!

Allen Cogbill said...

Just so you know, these aren't antiquities: to be an antiquity, it has to be at least 100 years old (just ask the boys from F Troop). These are properly termed vintage. Now, doesn't that make you feel much better: you [we] are merely old, not ancient [yet].

karrde said...

In the "Your Place in Time" series at a local museum, there is a display of an teen's bedroom from the 1980s.

I recognized the model of Mac shown, even if I never used one. And there was also a box full of Legos. (My parents still have the old boxes that my brothers and I played with.)

I think at the same museum, my mother recognized some of the historical cookware in the kitchen area.

Anonymous said...

Well there is always the potential of having one's body made into an exhibit some day!