Well, today is my birthday and I thought it would be fun to look at what life was like back then. In an effort not to reveal my real age, I won't tell you how far back 'back then' was.
If you want something fun to do with your genealogy, check out a time capsule website like http://dmarie.com/timecap/. InfoPlease has a time capsule that goes back to 1900 at http://www.infoplease.com/yearbyyear.html. This might be interesting to use to check out life in your grandparent's or great-grandparent's time.