The first question you heard walking into a restaurant was “smoking or non-smoking?”
There was music on AM radio and DJs actually were there because they knew the music.
Our parents weren’t considered neglectful for letting us walk home from the schoolbus or take care of ourselves before we got home from work.
Our first computer had no harddrive and ran off 5" floppies.
Canadian teams were still allowed to win the Stanley Cup (CURSE YOU, GARY BETTMAN, YOU ODIOUS LITTLE TROLL).
The GOP was demanding walls be torn down, not put up.
Nobody was questioning the value of vaccines.
Nobody had a cellphone. You looked numbers up in the phonebook.
If you missed an episode of a show, you had to hope you caught it during re-runs. OTOH, except for very rare shows or rare wham! episodes, it wasn’t that big a deal. It wasn’t like you missed a huge hunk of storyline and the rest now doesn’t make sense.
There was no 24 hour news cycle.