Remember when we rented VCR tapes? Had to wait for a movie to become available on tape. Never happened until after it finished in the theaters. Sometimes it was a year or so after it left theaters before it came out on tape. How bizarre.
Even had the rewinder sitting next to the VCR...next to the huge receiver, next to the record player, on top of the huge TV counsel, sitting between two huge speaker boxes...looking in the mirror at my huge hair. It was the time of huge...big is better.
Back when kids said sir and ma’am. Back when they got a beating when deserved and a mouthful of soap when they mouthed off or said something they shouldn’t. Back when nature, neighbors, the community help raise kids. Not YouTube and electronics.