Four Skills Our Grandparents Had That We Don’t

Have you thought about the skills your grandparents had, but that are no longer common today? Here are the top four skills:

1. The ability to write long, handwritten letters:

Do you still write letters by hand and send them by mail? Nowadays, most of us write emails and text messages, but not long, handwritten letters.

2. Remember more than three phone numbers:

Can you remember more than three phone numbers by heart? Or the birthdays of friends and family?  My grandmother surprised me when she recently told me that she remembers all family birth and death dates from 1890 to today. I only remember birthdays of my immediate family! What about you?

3. Use a sewing machine and sew by hand:

Unfortunately, most of us today can no longer sew on a button, let alone make complete garments.

4. Ability to read maps:

They didn’t have GPS or the Internet. People used their sense of direction to follow maps. Today, many of us don’t know how to follow maps, since we’ve never needed to! Can you refold a large paper map after opening it up?

Can you think of other skills our grandparents or even parents have that we don’t?

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