Thursday, December 28, 2017

Unwrapping the past

As we go through boxes from our storage, we are finding some boxes that were wrapped up in 1999 and haven't been opened since. Unwrapping has been an opportunity to look back in time and see not only what's in the boxes, but what's shown on the newspaper we used for cushioning. We can see what's changed and what really hasn't. President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky were in the news, cell phones going hands-free was new, the coolest people had flip phones, and SUVs were just beginning to take hold. Who remembers Hollywood Video, The Good Guys, Radio Shack, or Cellular One? Who remembers being able to buy a (manufactured) home in Sunnyvale for $125,000? Such a long time ago but it also feels just like yesterday.

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