my grandparents, who I saw just once a year for only a couple of days, did not talk that much about the past. My dad has flown quite a bit, and they made a couple trips to Alaska, but I am the only one in my family to have gone to Europe, other than my niece and my brother-in-law, who went because of their jobs. Well, other nieces have been to China and Costa Rica too.
Dad's parents house had push-button switches that I thought were kinda cool, and dad's grandparents had a hand-crank record player from way back. We used to listen to that as kids, because dad ended up with it. Invented in 1877. How long before very many people had them? Krakatoa was in 1883 and my oldest grandparent was born in 1889.