Has Been Never to Be Again

Introduction:You don't have to be very old to have experienced some of these, not so unusual"has been" entertaining items that are stated here. Then of course you know they never will be again as they had been in the past. A trip down memory lane can be experienced through my words to remind you with vivid authority. Today is not like yesterday and tomorrow will be different than today.

  • 01

    Cockpit Door Open on Aircraft

    Before 9/11 the captain's door was sometimes open for the thrill and utter enjoyment to view the instruments. The pilot and co-pilot were seen sitting in their seats getting ready to fly you away to your destination. The fun of those sites was so enjoyable for everyone. The heavily bullet proof door is now closed, needing special codes to open it for only specific reasons ,making this a has been.

  • 02

    Entry to the Airline Cockpit

    Airline captains before 9/11 would invite excited little boys and girls into the cockpit on the flight they were taking. Adults were given special attention too. When I flew Air France, an invitation was extended for me to sit in the co-pilot's seat where I was encouraged to actually touch the controls in flight. This is a has been and will never be done anymore.

  • 03

    Statue of Liberty

    In New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty stands holding a torch. She is one of the most visited tourist attractions in New York City. While people are still permitted to go into "The Lady", no one is permitted to go into the torch she holds. In the early 1960s it was a thrill to go into the torch on designated days when the wind was not blustery. Going into the arm and up to the torch of the Statue of Liberty is a has been never to be done again.

  • 04

    Easy Open Medicine Bottles

    Hard to open bottles are not limited to medicines. It is not easy to get into anything edible quite often anymore. Some have the cellophane around the outside box which requires two hands to unwrap; sometimes needs cutting with a scissor. The box is then taped shut which has the container in it. The firm plastic heat seal needs removing before you come to the next obstacles. The top requires two strong hands to push down while turning the cap in order to see the foil sealing the contents. Manipulating these feats to get to the needed contents is far from entertaining especially with an injured hand when living alone. Easy to open medicine bottles is a has been, never to be seen again.

  • 05

    Quiet Shopping

    Rarely is there a silent store to do any shopping. Music is playing, announcements over the loud speaker or intercom system are constantly heard. Merchants have discovered if they play suitable tunes for the age group they generally sell to, people stay longer and buy more items.







Comments

  • tracysmith159 11/17/2013 Flag This Comment

    Interesting read. It's amazing all of the things that change and how many things will never be done again.

  • markgordonbrown 11/16/2013 Flag This Comment

    Do you remember when people could not shop on Sundays and actually spent time together as a family?

  • BeagleMom 8/29/2013 Flag This Comment

    In fairness to Lady Liberty, until they repaired her arm in the 80s, Torch access had been closed for years anyway! BTW, apparently she took a pretty bad hit from Hurricane Sandy and the island only re-opened on July 4. Ellis Island is still closed, with no date set to re-open!

  • BonnieDossKnight 12/29/2010 Flag This Comment

    Delightful list of Has Been Never to Be Again and do I ever relate. I can't even open yogurt containers and I go into Fibro Fog at the grocery. You put a great prospective on these items.

  • BigD 12/29/2010 Flag This Comment

    Sad, but true....

  • tamron 12/29/2010 Flag This Comment

    Your right there is a lot of has beens! Things you use to be able to do you no longer can do. What is happening to our liberties?H5

  • Amylaine 12/28/2010 Flag This Comment

    Never even knew you could go inside the torch. To bad it can not be done now.

  • penelope7 12/28/2010 Flag This Comment

    I like these changes. Thanks for sharing.

  • jj8277 12/28/2010 Flag This Comment

    I love this list!

  • ListingToTheLeft 12/28/2010 Flag This Comment

    Great list of things never to be done again.

  • IzzyDuncan 12/28/2010 Flag This Comment

    Change is sometimes good, but when forced by outside influences such as terrorism, it's a bad thing. I'm not sure I could make it to the top of the tribute to Ms. Liberty, but I'd like to have the opportunity to try! Interesting list of things I now take for granted!

  • clewand550 12/28/2010 Flag This Comment

    So true and so unfortunate that so many of these things have changed. Great list. Thanks for posting this list as a remembrance on how things used to be.

  • ChristinaFernando 12/28/2010 Flag This Comment

    Can't wait to see the Statue of Liberty! High 5!

  • LWCox 12/28/2010 Flag This Comment

    Did not know about the Statue of Liberty torch, but better to hear it now than be disappointed when we get there. Just beginning to plan our trip....

  • ListMaker 12/28/2010 Flag This Comment

    Man, I hear ya about the medicine bottle safety - seems overboard to me but, on the bright side, there's now screw capped wine!

  • Miri 12/28/2010 Flag This Comment

    Interesting list.

  • AReynolds 12/28/2010 Flag This Comment

    Interesting list. Sad some things change, good others do!

  • jseven 12/28/2010 Flag This Comment

    Wise sayings from a wise woman. :)

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