Once upon a time, there lived a world full of thoughts and precious bits of wisdom that weren’t tweeted, blogged, or even shared on Facebook. Can you imagine? This was also the time when dialing up your friends was rigorous rotary exercise for your index finger, an instant photo involved a little shaking, and all books were made of paper!

I miss those days sometimes, don’t you? The creative minds behind OldSchooled did, too, so they created a space to collect the wisdom of our elders for those children who don’t have grandparents to tell them story after story about life, love, and happiness. I think that’s one of the loveliest reasons for a website I’ve ever heard. These wise words rang especially true for me, and these might make Ralph enjoy his French lessons even more!

Will you tell me the most valuable advice you’ve ever received from an older relative, or any other old-school gem that’s worth repeating? I can’t wait to hear them all!

P.S. The OldSchooled online project ended on December 15, 2011, but the content was recently transformed into a coloring book available for sharing here! For continued updates, follow them on Facebook.

Hands found via Mackin Ink.