Animal Cracker boxes that had a red string on top.
Decoder rings in cereal boxes.
Overseas phone calls via satellite.
Training children not to be left-handed.
Go-go boots and miniskirts. (I miss them.)
Nonpartisanship in politics.
Bella Abzug. [4/1/98: she just died]
J. Edgar Hoover's reputation.
Men's hats. [7/23/98: they're coming back!]
Reading the classics.
Large families - they've gone out of style.
Affordable tickets to rock concerts.
The words "juvenile delinquent".
Front panels on computers.
Strawberry soda pop.
Washing your hair in rainwater.
Tan Man. (Went shirtless year-round in Lawrence, KS.)
Using cigar boxes to hold small toys.
Mimeographs (& smell of the pages). (Tx, Charles Sharp)
Wing vents (little triangular car windows). (Tx, Charles Sharp)
Light-brown M & Ms (food isn't blue).
The smell of burning leaves in autumn.
Above-ground nuclear testing (good riddance).
The metal rungs for climbing wooden telephone poles.
Faded neon clothes.
Brother Donald, the storyteller at the Renaissance Festival.
Wooden storm windows (the kind you hang in fall).
Gunsmoke (the TV show).
Compasses for car dashboards.
Those handles on steering wheels so you can turn fast.
Spud guns -- not the big PVC ones, but the little metal ones.
Summer serial movies (& ticket books for the entire series).
New spring outfits for Easter Sunday.
Cabbage patch dolls.
The word "honky".
Smoking in public. Smoking at work while at your desk.
Hollywood heroes who don't look like G.I. Joe on steroids.
Children addressing elders "Mr.(last name)", not first name.
The Legion of Decency.[4/4/98: kaput]
Consumer electronics that are cheaper to repair than replace.
Matrons wearing girdles.
Family drives in the country.
True leisure: time to kill, with no schedule to meet.
Mimi Farina. [4/4/98: Bread and Roses]
Charles Atlas ads in comic books.
Herpes. (Thanks, David Tribble, for this suggestion.)
Jukeboxes and pinball machines.
Heart (the band).
Fawn Hall (Oliver North's secretary).
American elms (yes, Dutch elm disease; I miss their shade).
Lindsay Shannon and the Blues Show.
Donovan. [9/28/99: Living in Ireland.]
Inserts to stiffen shirt collars.
Church keys (beer bottle openers).
Hosing down the driveway; people used to do this a lot.
Masten Gregory. [8/22/00: Read this]
Dogs wandering around loose.
Elevator music (except as music-on-hold).
Dashboard Jesuses and Marys.
From S.G.: The Sears wish book catalog Streetcars Caterpillar roller coasters The Tunnel of Love Skate keys Van Dyke cigars Spuds McKenzie The Frito Bandito Break dancing Milk with cream rising on the top Vinyl records making a comeback Wood burning kits