Princess bedside and stand-up telephones.
Landlines. Ma Bell.
Victrolas. 78 and 45 rpm records.
Ash trays. Analog photography.
Alarm clocks. Walkman. Transistor radios.
Beta and VHS. Tape cassettes.
Vacuum tubes. IBM desktop typewriters.
Blockbuster stores. Telegrams.
News reels at the movies.
Air mail and Special Delivery.
Three cent stamps. Fountain pens.
Nash Rambler. Plymouth.
Spark plugs. Packard. Edsel.
Rumble seats. Leaded gasoline.
Rhodesia. Belgian Congo.
Washington Star. New York Herald Tribune
Hotel lobby toilets, some with dime stalls.
Motel vibrating beds for a quarter.
Elevator operators. Hotel page boys.
Top hats. Hamburg hats.
Girdles. Stockings with seams up the back
Women wearing hats in Catholic church.
Chocolate malted milk shakes.
Banana splits. Royal Crown Cola.
Crudities on the table at restaurants.
White Castle’s dime hamburgers.
Children born to married parents.
People saying “You’re welcome.”
Walking straight to the airport gate.
Mincemeat pie at Thanksgiving.
Black rhinoceros. White rhinoceros.
Grevy’s zebras. Addax.
Pangolins. Mountain gorillas.
Are we next?
Frederick Guggenheim, M.D., is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine.