It hit me like a ton of bricks. A friend posted on Facebook that 2023 was just as far from 1970 as 1970 was from 1917.

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Wait! Pump your brakes. That just gave me brain freeze.

If you happen to be around the same age as me, then you were a child of the 1970's, or at the minimum, a kid who grew up in the 1980's.

Photo by Julie McCoy
Photo by Julie McCoy

That was fifty years ago. Yes, your AARP membership renewal is on the way.

Time has slipped past you and if you really haven't paid attention, it's happened slowly and without much fanfare. However, if you just look around your home, you'll see things that were never there before. Things as simple as Scentsy pots and smart televisions.

But, you'll also notice that a number of things have slowly disappeared from the landscape of your home. Things that were once found in all American homes that have either become outdated or simply replaced with newer, bigger, better technology.

Those are the things we are celebrating here. Take a look at all these things that were once in all homes that just don't exist today.

Items Once In All Homes That Don't Exist Today

These items were once commonplace in nearly all American homes, but in most cases, you would be hard pressed to find a single home that still has any of them.

See How School Cafeteria Meals Have Changed Over the Past 100 Years

Using government and news reports, Stacker has traced the history of cafeteria meals from their inception to the present day, with data from news and government reports. Read on to see how various legal acts, food trends, and budget cuts have changed what kids are getting on their trays.

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