Coke not only came in bottles, but they had city & state of different bottling plants. We used to match who had the longest distance bottle to see who paid. And Cokes were a dime.
Penny candy was, well..... a penny.
There WAS not unleaded. High test and regular.
There were no CDs, no cassette tapes. There were records. 45 rpm, 33 1/3 rpm, and some old brittle ones that were 78s.
Telephones were black. And heavy enough to be a darned effective weapon. And they all had cords. Pay phones were a dime for a local call. For long distance calls, you dialed O, and told the operator where you needed to call. And it was EXPENSIVE.
Maybe write a letter instead- 6 cent stamps, ya know. You probably used a fountain pen (mine used ink cartridges)-those ball point pens are always skipping and smearing.
Firearms were blued steel, or rarely, nickel plated.
If you took your girl to McDonalds, you walked up to the window and ordered. A hamburger was 15 cents. It was a bit classier to go to the local drive-in restaurant. You sat in your car, and the car hop brought your food out, on a tray that clipped over the window.
A big date was a drive in movie. Two movies and a cartoon. The speaker hung on your window.
Cars did not have seat belts, air bags or air conditioning. They might have a radio. AM radio. There was no FM. Headlight dimmer switch on the left side of the floorboard. Older cars and trucks had a starter PEDAL on the left side of the transmission hump. Parking brake was the "hand brake"- because you pulled it out from under the dash by hand.
Coins were pennies, nickels, dimes, halves and silver dollars. Dimes and up were 90% silver- until they started making "sandwich" coins in 1964.
2% mik? Whazzat? There was milk, and for some sickly types- skim milk. In the South, a lot of buttermilk. Diet coke? Nope. But the was a soda called TAB. No sugar. Used saccharine and cyclamates.
Every boy is school had a pocket knife. NOBODY misbehaved with a pocket knife. Teacher would put in in her desk if you did.
Tattoos? Yeah, everyone had an uncle that was a former sailor, and he had an anchor or hula girl tatt.
Beer? Well, if it was not a dry county, sure. You could drink 3 deuce (3.2% alcohol) at 18, and regular beer at 21. Just show them your draft card at the store.
Doing a school report? Well, need to go to the library. To find a book, would look it up in the card catalog. Each book had 3 cards- Title, Author, Subject. Book had a card inside in a pocket- when you checked out the book, they took card, wrote your name / card number on the card, and kept it. Keep it too long, and pay a 2 cent a day fine.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.