In response to this thread, I thought I would start a discussion of how things have changed in many areas.
Example. Until the 80’s or so, anyone with change could buy cigerettes from a vending machine. ( You can stll buy them from these machines in Germany. They were particularly prolific at the exit of every amusement park ride at a park we went too. Our children, 4 and 6, were scandalized.)
When one of my Great Uncles was born, he was a sickly baby and my G.Grandma made a deal with God. Let him live and he will be a priest. This Great Uncle never questioned this at all and went on to become a priest. ( Good thing too, had a genius level IQ and discovered when he went into the seminary that he had Flashman’s Gift of languages. Ended up being fluent in something like 14. He would have been stymied in the small canadian farm town he was raised in.) But when I was told this by my mom, my jaw dropped to the floor.
Cars with out seat belts. (As my friends dad put this, That was back before we had safety.)