“Going Going Gone” @ Valley Cottage Library, Valley Cottage, NY

Published March 30, 2023 by Maryanne

One of my most successful talks/lectures is called “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.”

I’ve been presenting this talk in libraries, assisted living facilities, senior centers, and women’s groups for the past 10 years.

Here is the synopsis:

Going, Going, Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember

During the past 20 years, we’ve gained Smart Phones, GPSs, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and many other services and devices.

However, we’ve also lost some things that we’ve grown up with. In “Going Going Gone” Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta will take a walk down memory lane and talk about products that are either on their way out the door, or completely obsolete.

Some may surprise you!

Items included are VHS video tapes, phone booths (and making phone calls in general!), travel agents, bookstores, newspapers and classified ads, wristwatches, maps, dial-up internet, encyclopedias, CDs, landline phones, film cameras, yellow pages and address books, and hand-written letters.

Which of these items do you miss?

Also, there is one item that people think is making a comeback, but in reality, it never went away. Can you guess what that is?

Christiano-Mistretta will jolt your memory discussing other stuff we’ve long forgotten about.

Come share your views in this interactive lecture! Audience participation is greatly encouraged! You may also bring your old items for “Show & Tell!”

At Valley Cottage Library, Valley Cottage, NY, today, I had a super audience. It’s always like a party and people love to stick around chatting afterwards, asking questions and sharing stories.

It’s a walk down memory lane and comments are usually things like “You made me feel like a teenager.” or “I thought about things I haven’t thought about in years.”

People sometimes bring me gifts that I can use in upcoming “Going Going Gone” events.

If you’d like to book this program for your library, senior center, women’s group, business or private party, contact me at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

It’s so much fun!

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Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta can be reached at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com.

She is the author of the following books:

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: 10 Ways to Become Your Own Hero” is available on Amazon. To get your paperback or Kindle version, visit:Be (Extra)Ordinary

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon. To get your paperback, Kindle or audio copy, go here: I Don’t Want To Be Like You

Her fiction book “Love Cats” second printing is now available, under the pen name Krystianna Mercury, from Pink Flamingo. You can purchase it here: https://eroticbooknetwork.com/product/love-cats/

Maryanne is also available for book editing and coaching. Rates are competitive.

And for positive messages, visit Be YOUnique, the Anti-Bullying You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLq6J9MSvcjd-haQ30ycLWA/videos

Visit my business page, Pear Tree Enterprises, at: https://peartreeenterprises.wordpress.com/

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