I admit that I took 'Time' for granted. It seems like just yesterday I was a kid standing at the microwave, my mom at the oven, my sister in the living room at the VCR, and my dad at the grandfather clock with one hand on the dial and the other holding a phone (with a long cord on it). You're familiar with this situation if you're a certain age in Michigan. It coincided with Daylight Saving Time, which was the bi-annual changing of the clocks. Each family member was stationed at a device that needed changing while my dad was on the phone with the 'Time Lady.'

Related: DEAD MALLS of Michigan: Battle Creek's BLEAK Lakeview Square Mall

If you ever called her, you can hear it now: "At the tone, the time will be..." The phone company usually provides the time and temperature service in Michigan. The number was typically your area code, followed by a specified exchange and '1212', although I remember the Jackson area ending with 3111.

What Happened to Michigan's 'Time' Phonelines?

Remembering When Michigan Called '1212' For the Time

What happened to the 'time' line? Technology and progress. It is the same reason our predecessors let their carrier pigeons into the wild once the telegraph and phone were perfected. We didn't need it.

Though all of our old 'time' Michigan phone lines are no longer in operation, here's some good news. There is still a number you call to hear the time, but you're on your own for the temperature. Call 202-762-1401, and you'll be in touch with the US Naval Observatory Master Clock.

I wonder what service the next generation will look at in Michigan with nostalgic fondness in 30 years? Will phones be a thing of the past? Will we finally get hoverboards and jet packs?

Related: Michigan, Before the Internet: 4 Ways Kids Stayed Busy at Meijer

Whatever it is, I'm sure the McDonald's shake machine will still be broken.

LOOK: 35 Vintage Cereals That Perfectly Captured Pop Culture Moments

Movies and TV shows have always found ways to partner with cereal companies as part of their promotion strategy. While some may have come up with a giveaway in boxes, others went big by having their own cereal connected to the movie or TV show title. Here are vintage cereals that were used to promote some of pop culture's biggest moments (and some you probably forgot about).

Gallery Credit: Rob Carroll

QUIZ: Can you identify 50 famous companies by their logos?

How well do you know the logos of 50 of the world's most famous companies? Keep scrolling to see if you can guess which icon belongs to which brand.

More From 97.9 WGRD