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Which pastimes from 50-60 years ago are still going strong?
Old 07-02-2017, 10:27 AM   #1
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Which pastimes from 50-60 years ago are still going strong?

We have a long thread about pastimes from the 1950s and 1960s that are dying out. I am wondering if any are popular with younger people?

I can only think of: Consuming marijuana (don't consume it myself, but people seem to be excited about impending legalization)
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Complaining about the younger generations and talking about their conditions.
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Playing penny poker(now its nickles and dimes) with relatives at holiday time.
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Oddly (to me at least), board games are extremely popular with millennials and it's driving a resurgence in their popularity. Here's a CNBC story about it. DS tried to teach us how to play Settlers of Catan and my head hurt for 2 days.
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Only now, I play it on my Windows 10 computer.... but hey, it's still Solitaire.
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Oddly (to me at least), board games are extremely popular with millennials and it's driving a resurgence in their popularity. Here's a CNBC story about it. DS tried to teach us how to play Settlers of Catan and my head hurt for 2 days.
Wait until you play all the expansion packs. That will blow a fuse! Sheep for Wheat or Iron or maybe a port? (play it every year at the family reunion)

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Someone taught me mah jong (the real one, not the one on the computer) and she plays in a couple of groups.

I know some bunko players too.
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Which pastimes from 50-60 years ago are still going strong?

Taking the waters for health or relaxation.
I stopped at the Buckstaff bath house in Hot Springs AR when traveling through. Bath house row was looking all refreshed.
Saratoga Springs in NY requires a reservation these days.
Stewart Mineral Springs Baths outside Mt. Shasta was a joy and they were turning people away.
Most of the commercial hot springs I've visited are often down right crowded.
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Surely no millennials are doing that...yet?

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I find plenty of Happy Hour specials around, but they aren't nearly as generous as they used to be. Can't find the old "half price drafts from 4 to 6 PM" anywhere anymore.
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Oddly (to me at least), board games are extremely popular with millennials and it's driving a resurgence in their popularity. Here's a CNBC story about it. DS tried to teach us how to play Settlers of Catan and my head hurt for 2 days.
My daughter and her roommate were invited to a board game for 4th of July picnic. I've heard monopoly mentioned.
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