Awesome SouthCoast Experiences Gen Z Will Never Know
I stumbled across a treasure today. This video of someone "cruising the ave" circa 1988 popped up on my Facebook feed.
The video, posted by Mario J Pimental, is a time machine, a perfect snapshot of what a typical summer day on Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford was like back in the summer of 1988.
The video made me nostalgic for days gone by. I was just a kid back in 1988. I didn't have my license yet. Heck, I didn't have a phone yet because no one had phones they carried around with them. There was no such thing as a portable cell phone, only car phones for people who were willing to spend an exorbitant amount of money not only on the phone itself, but for the minutes used.
It wasn't unusual to pay .75 cents to $1 per minute to use those phones and, remember, those were 1988 prices.
The nostalgic video also got me thinking about what things we took for granted back in the day that just aren't around anymore. Growing up on the SouthCoast is much different for Gen Z than it was for Millennials, Gen Xers or even Boomers.
We posed the question on Fun 107's Facebook page and you came up with some incredible examples of what I'm talking about, such as gas for less than $1 per gallon. Some were popular businesses we'd never dream we'd have to live without. Some were fun spots. Some were just fun activities that our kids will never know.
Want to take a trip down Memory Lane? Look below at what Gen Z doesn't even know it's missing.