Wow! Some people here remember TV's without a remote.
Heh! Heh! Nice to hear from the children.
I'm old enough to remember when ice was delivered by horse and cart [there was no refrigeration] as was your daily bread delivered the same way. Some folks relied upon "Bush Coolers" to keep items cool.
There was no television, only that new fangled radio which was itself only around 15 years old.
About one home in fifteen owned a motor vehicle, usually then a commercial vehicle. Very few people had been connected to the telephone network.
When I was born in 1942 Singapore had just fallen to the Japanese, the Battle of the Coral Sea was about to occur and The Battle of Midway was in the distance. Americans had yet to arrive in Australia to a camp nearby where we lived in preparation for Guadalcanal nearly six months later. As a kid we had scoured around years later uncovering booty like practice hand grenades, mortar shells, and target bombs.
My district, only 30 Km [18 miles] from Sydney was predominantly poultry farms for egg production [see below] with some market gardening for vegetables.
I'm 75 and a proud "senior citizen" - never the impolitely named geezer. Trivia on egg production
- When I was 20 in the Australian Army in 1962, out in the field with a field kitchen in operation for breakfast I was having toast, two rationed sausages, and my slice of egg. The slice of egg was from cooked powdered egg.
To my horror/amusement when I looked at the discarded powdered egg can? The date on it was 1941. My breakfast was not only older than myself, but was likely sourced from my home town.