So all these threads about vintage things you feel have disappeared or are glad have disappeared reminded me that there are things that have been revived, too. I don't mean the obvious ones like swing dancing, big band music, or retro fashions. I mean things like hand-written letters or rotary phones -- the kinds of things people here feel are worth reviving because they are actually better quality than their modern descendants. I have a few: I recently started using my antique hand-cranked coffee grinder because my electric coffee mill conked out. The antique one works pretty well (doesn't grind quite as fine as I'd like, though.) But it burns off a few extra calories and looks great on my counter. I've asked the phone company to retrofit my land lines to the old copper wires so that I can use my 1930s dial phones. Makes me feel as though my phone calls mean something because (a) I can't stay on for ever; the receivers are just too heavy to hold up to my ears for too long and (b) I don't move around and do all kinds of other nonsense while I'm talking because I am tethered to the table that holds the phone. Also started wearing kid gloves and carrying fancy hankies every time I go out. Makes me feel very ladylike and smart.