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UPBEAT’s Pre-FALL Guide SEPTEMBER 2019


In A Word: Living the Upbeat Life... OBSOLESCENCE [ob-so-less-sense]


by Marcia Singer of Santa Rosa, CA. ~ www.lovearts.info ~ lovearts@att.net


Sonoma County, CA. ~ An inter- esting and thought-provoking arti- cle, with illustrative photos, came bouncing into my unsuspecting email box: “36 Things That Will Soon Be Obsolete.” Author Gael F. Cooper got me thinking back to so many things that have already faced ex- tinction during my 74 planetary years. Like hoop skirts and bee- hive hair dos, reel-to- reel


tape S&H Green


recorders, Stamps,


78 rpm records, and clunky old-fashioned dial telephones. All these were once the leading edge. Gael points to many more com- monplace items and activities re- placeable with “more technolog- ically updated trends.” Here are wee peeks at her list:


1. Cash. It used to be that you had to go to your bank to get your own money. And we carried cash only. But now we can use plastic credit or debit cards, and apps, almost ev- erywhere instead. 2. Remote controls. In the 1970s-80s, a remote control was a luxury item. But now “cable and streaming video systems” of- fer handy “smartphone apps” to change channels, turn on captions, modify the volume. These services are also competing with TV. 3. Car keys.


come with key fobs and mini-re- motes that control the locking of doors and trunks. Some cars even sense you carrying the devices; you can start the car from inside your house. They may have a start button; no need to put a key in the ignition.


4. Hotel room keys. Key cards are replacing big keys with plastic tags 5. House keys. Locks with numeric codes, anyone? Punch in the cor- rect number, open the door.


digitalized. Some schools have The latest model cars


already removed hard cover book copies from their campus book- stores. Good bye back aches from carrying loads of books around? 8. Classroom chalkboards. Most young students today will have no memories of “clapping erasers to- gether to get the chalk dust out.” Black (and green) boards have also been replaced whiteboards, but in the future,” smartboards” may re- place those as well. 9. Mail-collection boxes. Along with hand-written letters, enve- lopes and stamp licking, mailboxes are disappearing. (I still often pre- fer hand-written mail, to email and texting…) Nationally, the number of blue collection boxes declined by more than 12,000 from 2011 to 2016.


10. In-person voting. Long lines, voter ID issues at the polling place are being replaced in some states with voting-by-mail. Hopefully we can track online that our vote was counted. 11. Shopping malls.


“Even


Grandma has an Amazon Prime account these days…” Strolling around the mall for hours or hang- ing out socially?


These activities


are “going the way of 1980s’ big hair.”


6. Manual-transmission cars. Stick shifts are disappearing, few being manufactured, and darn few of us being taught how to drive them. 7. College textbooks. Becoming


12. Pay phones. “Please insert an- other 25 cents,” the telephone op- erator used to say. I remember both live operators, and recorded voices. Now most of us have phones in our pockets


or handbags.


Phone booths too, and maintenance on equip- ment are nearly obso- lete.


13-14. Plastic shopping bags, and straws. Sci- entists debate whether these items ever com- pletely break down in landfills, and we know plastic bags can harm marine life.


Single use bags and straws are be-


ing banned in many places: bring- ing reusable totes and paper straws are the way of the future. Hope- fully, for those who need sturdy straws for daily drinking will have a sustainable option. 15. Business cards. Again, digital- ization of info is slowly taking over this function. 16. Checks. “The habit of writing checks, once the default way to pay many bills, is in decline. (along with paper billing.) Many stores no lon- ger accept checks, and many shop- pers are too impatient to deal with payments that must be recorded in a register and reconciled. Swiping one’s debit or credit card seems much simpler — and faster.” Check out the rest of Cooper’s re- search: Desktop computers, Paper maps, Cursive handwriting, Print catalogs, Fax machines, GPS de- vices, Portable music players, Shar- ing school photos, Print magazines, Alarm clocks, Headphones with cords, Parking meters, Landline phones (don’t take mine, please!), CDs, Paper receipts, Movies on DVD, Paper bills, Paper airplane tickets and boarding passes, Theater tickets, Calculators.


https://mail.


yahoo.com/d/3/edit/4572081262?. partner=sbc&.rand=ev63svs1lish2 May we adapt kindly to these


Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. ~ Einstein Marcia


changes, to -- in a word, obsoles- cence, both the planned and the un- planned kinds!


Shining deLight, Happy Fall Equinox and Jewish New Yearing,


JOKES & Humor #4


“Doctor, I keep seeing an insect buzz- ing around me.” “Don’t worry; that’s just a bug that’s going around.” ~


One day, a fourteen-year-old weasel went down to the local dance hall. The bartender took one look at him and says, “You are under-aged. I can’t serve you beer.” The weasel asks, “What can I have?” The bartender replies, “I have bottled water, juice, energy drinks, and pop.” “Pop!” goes the weasel.


BUYING U.S. GOLD COINS


$1.00 GOLD...............................................................$140.00 & up $2.50 GOLD...............................................................$190.00 & up $3.00 GOLD...............................................................$550.00 & up $5.00 GOLD...............................................................$300.00 & up $10.00 GOLD.............................................................$600.00 & up $20.00 GOLD..........................................................$1,250.00 & up $50.00 GOLD 1851 to 1855..................................$10,000.00 & up


BUYING


SILVER DIMES 1964 & Before.......................................$1.13 & up SILVER QUARTERS 1964 & Before..............................$2.82 & up SILVER HALF 1964 & Before.........................................$5.64 & up SILVER HALF 1965 to 1970...........................................$1.59 & up SILVER DOLLAR 1878 to 1904....................................$17.00 & up SILVER DOLLAR 1921 to 1935....................................$12.00 & up


HALF CENTS 1793-1857 LARGE CENTS 1793-1857


BUYING – OLDER U.S. COINS –BUYING DIMES 1796-1891


$30.00 & up $10.00 & up


FLYING EAGLE CENTS 1856-1858 $12.00 & up TWO & THREE CENTS 1851-1889 HALF DIMES 1794-1873


SHIELD NICKELS 1866-1883 LIBERTY NICKELS 1883-1913 . BUFFALO NICKELS 1913-1938


$7.00 & up $7.00 & up $8.00 & up .40 & up .25 & up


TWENTY CENTS 1875-1878 QUARTERS 1796-1891


HALF DOLLARS 1794-1839 HALF DOLLARS 1839-1891 DOLLARS 1794-1804


TRADE DOLLARS 1873-1885


$7.00 & up $55.00 & up $11.00 & up $30.00 & up $14.00 & up $700.00 & up $45.00 & up


SEATED DOLLARS 1840-1873 $150.00 & up


2490 W. 3rd St. The corner of W. 3rd St. & Fulton 544-1621


Call after 1p.m. for gold & Silver current prices Open 6 Days, Mon.-Sat. 9a.m. ‘til 5pm • Closed Sundays


UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • SEPTEMBER 2019 • Pg 23


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