Before Their Modern Replacements We Were Perfectly Happy Using These 12 Things

One of the things that is quickly fading is the use of paper products. From address books to recipe cards to phone books. But, we remember when these were the only link to that information you had. And if you lost an important piece of paper, well then, you couldn’t call your friend or make that cake. Simple as that!

5) Address Book

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Before smart phones and email we kept physical address books. And we kept photos in our wallets, too!

6) Recipe Cards

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We used recipe cards before cooking sites showed up- I still keep mine in a recipe box on my counter top! And my grandmother’s handwritten recipes are some of my most prized possessions.

7) Stove Top Cooking

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Before microwaves we made everything in the oven or on the stove top. Even TV dinners had to be put in the oven for 25 minutes!

8) Choppers

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Before food processors and blenders we had to chop everything by hand or use a series of tools for different foods (like nut grinders and ice choppers).

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