The retro in retrohipmama is there for a reason. It’s because long ago I came to realize that my Gram was right: “They just don’t make things like they used to.” I tend to gravitate toward car shows, classic rock and vintage fashion. Something about the past just speaks to me. Something about today says the pendulum is too far up the wrong way.
Where has modesty gone? Where is a well made product? Where are the good ‘ole fashioned manners?
I think about these things as I raise my boys to open doors for ladies.
And as I see teenagers posting half-dressed pictures of themselves on Facebook.
I think about these things when I walk through stores and people are parked in the middle of the isle and don’t even bother to look around or offer to move out of the way.
I think about these things when an older man was surprised that I said “pardon me” when I saw I was in his way.
I think about these things when I see my street full of kids playing outside, knowing they’re not playing video games.
I think about these things when everyone is looking down at their phones or talking on their bluetooths instead of looking up and engaging each other.
I think about these things all the time. And I pray someday we’ll find ourselves back on the right side of the pendulum.
But until then, these are a few things that are seriously better than something you can get today.
’56 Bel Air doesn’t even come close to a 300c. (Sorry mom)
I can’t be the only one with a new style peeler that kinda sucks.
Just look at the curves. Hurry, hand me a bottle opener!
This style. Makes me smile. And is so much cooler than the shirts that girls think are dresses these days. I don’t have to walk around, pulling this down to cover my toosh.
No words are necessary. Better than Justin Bieber? Agreed.
What are some things you think were better then than what you can get today?