I saw this list on the web today and found it interesting. They were making the point that lots of things today that we think of as necessities aren't. How many of them do you have?
Some things our grandparents lived without, that are really not necessary:
iPad or other tablet
refrigerators with ice makers (or perhaps refrigeration at all)-*
All the items with * by them are the ones I have. The only things I consider to be absolute necessities are air conditioning and a refrigerator. I can't imagine south Georgia in the summer time without them. All the rest are, to me, just conveniences. One other item I consider a necessity which didn't even make the list is a washing machine.
What do you think? What do you consider to be a necessity?