*The words "thank you" were more prevalent when leaving a business establishment than "have a nice day".
*We learned that "if you believe it, you'll achieve it?"
*You were warned that if you touched a toad you'd get warts?
*Walking on the sidewalk you were cautioned "step on a crack; you'll break your Mother's back".
*Girls gathered items for their "Hope Chest". Are such "Chests" now a thing of the past?
*Telephone booths used to be reasonably private.
They were completely enclosed unlike to-day's booths where the opening at the top and bottom of the doors in addition to the big gap between the doors makes it easy for anyone to overhear your conversation.
We used to grab a handle in the middle of the hinged doors and push them open before entering. Now they freely swing to and fro.
*The kitchen was the favourite meeting place in the house. It was not uncommon to find the whole family, and friends, gathered there to discuss a variety of issues.
*A pair of mittens bore a long knitted string that could be threaded through the arms of a coat to prevent the loss of a mitten that was a common occurrence.