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  • #64471
    Val
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    As the gang on here know I come under the heading of ancient!

    I would guess most of you will have to ask your parents or even grandparents but this was sent to me and it made me smile how times have changed
    Val

    Bring back any memories?
    Someone asked the other day, ‘What was your
    favourite ‘fast food’ when you were growing up?’
    ‘We didn’t have fast food when I was growing
    up,’ I informed him.
    ‘All the food was slow.’
    ‘C’mon, seriously.. Where did you eat?’
    ‘It was a place called ‘home,” I explained. !
    ‘Mum cooked every day and when Dad got home from
    work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn’t like what
    she put on my plate, I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.’

    By this time, the lad was laughing so hard I was
    afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn’t tell him the
    part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

    But here are some other things I would have told
    him about my childhood if I’d figured his system could have handled it:

    Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore
    jeans, set foot on a golf course, travelled out of the country or had a credit
    card.

    My parents never drove me to school. I had a
    bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow).

    We didn’t have a television in our house until I
    was 10.
    It was, of course, black and white, and the
    station went off the air at 10 pm, after playing the national anthem and
    epilogue; it came back on the air at about 6 a.m. and there was usually a
    locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people…

    I never had a telephone in my room. The only
    phone was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make
    sure some people you didn’t know weren’t already using the line.

    Pizzas were not delivered to our home… But
    milk was.

    All newspapers were delivered by boys and all
    boys delivered newspapers –My brother delivered a newspaper, seven days a week.
    He had to get up at 6am every morning.

    Film stars kissed with their mouths shut. At
    least, they did in the films. There were no movie ratings because all movies
    were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or
    violence or almost anything offensive.

    If you grew up in a generation before there was
    fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or
    grandchildren. Just don’t blame me if they bust a gut laughing.
    Growing up isn’t what it used to be, is it?

    MEMORIES from a friend:
    My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother’s house
    (she died in December) and he brought me an old Woodroofe’s Lemonade bottle.
    In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it… I knew
    immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had
    tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat
    on the end of the ironing board to ‘sprinkle’ clothes with because we didn’t
    have steam irons. Man, am I old!!!

    How many do you remember?
    Headlight dip-switches on the floor of the car.
    Ignition switches on the dashboard.
    Trouser leg clips for bicycles without chain
    guards.
    Soldering irons you heated on a gas burner.
    Using hand signals for cars without turn
    indicators.
    >
    Older Than Dirt Quiz:
    Count all the ones that you remember, not the
    ones you were told about.
    Ratings at the bottom.

    1. Sweet cigarettes
    2. Coffee shops with juke boxes
    3. Home milk delivery in glass bottles
    4. Party lines on the telephone
    5. Newsreels before the movie
    6. TV test patterns that came on at night after
    the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning..
    (There were only 2 channels [if you were fortunate])
    7. Peashooters
    8. 33 rpm records
    9. 45 RPM records
    10. Hi-fi’s
    11. Metal ice trays with levers
    12. Blue flashbulb
    13. Cork popguns
    14. Wash tub wringers

    If you remembered 0-3 = You’re still young
    If you remembered 3-6 = You are getting older
    If you remembered 7-10 = Don’t tell your age
    If you remembered 11-14 = You’re positively
    ancient!

    I must be ‘positively ancient’ but those
    memories are some of the best parts of my life.

    Don’t forget to pass this along!!
    Especially to all your really OLD friends….I
    just did!!!!!!!!!

    (PS. I used a large type face so you could read
    it easily)

    #100430
    *Lassie*
    Member

    If you remembered 11-14 = You’re positively
    ancient!

    :whistle: :whistle: ;D

    #100431
    sony
    Member

    :surprise:    :surprise:  Ooooops I can remember 11!!!!
    Can I join the oap club!!!

    #100432
    Val
    Member

    Oh yes Sony there are only a few of us on here.

    I also remember gobstopper, dogs in childrens playgrounds.
    Dogs taking themselves for walks, playing skipping with a washing line in the road.
    Going to dog shows and worrying if we had picked up distemper, hardpad etc
    Alwayd wearing a white coat to show in.
    Bread and dripping, trams getting a slap from the copper for playing on bomb sites, collecting lemonade bottles to get the deposit back.
    the list is long keep adding when you remember.
    Val

    #100433
    sony
    Member

    Ha Ha
    I can even remember the milk man delivering milk with his horse & cart! I used to feed the horse with an apple. The corona man also with the dandelion & burdock pop!
    I also used to have a wooden mangle -brilliant for doing the eiderdowns!
    What about Woolworths when you could ladle up the different couloured sherbit into little triangular paper bags! Use to have half a crown pocket money which use to enable me to buy loads of sweets which would last a whole week.
    OMG the list is endless but alas my memory is fading ………….. :embarrass:

    #100434
    Val
    Member

    Oh I remember the milk deliveries also the coal, and beer to the pubs.
    I was much older when the Corona man did deliveries I loved Dandelion and burdock.
    I used to get sixpence pocket money I earn it by cleaning the brass and silver.
    I also remember when an orange in my Xmas stocking was though of as a present.
    Playing five stone in the playground. flick card into the gutter outside our house.
    Loose biscuits in Woolworth broken ones really cheap
    Val

    [quote author=sony link=topic=15684.msg278816#msg278816 date=1296230149]
    Ha Ha
    I can even remember the milk man delivering milk with his horse & cart! I used to feed the horse with an apple. The corona man also with the dandelion & burdock pop!
    I also used to have a wooden mangle -brilliant for doing the eiderdowns!
    What about Woolworths when you could ladle up the different couloured sherbit into little triangular paper bags! Use to have half a crown pocket money which use to enable me to buy loads of sweets which would last a whole week.
    OMG the list is endless but alas my memory is fading ………….. :embarrass:

    [/quote]

    #100435
    sony
    Member

    Hi Val I don’t think any of the “youngsters” on this forum are even bothering to read this thread!  ??? lol

    I do remember playing hop scotch with the chalk on the pavements (we were allowed to play outdoors in the street in those days!) ‘cos there was hardly any traffic! And jacks and marbles and hoola hoops! Also had a den in the hedges in the local park.. Played there for hours undisturbed (NO MOBILES!)
    My fav thing was swapping beads in the playground during the school lunch break! Beautiful glass jewels as big as my hand!! Even Crunchies were huge in those days.. The summers were always sunny & warm too.. 
    Ha ha Memories!  ::)

    #100436
    Val
    Member

    I noticed that too Sony not even to say what is that they are possible still wondering how the milkman delivered milk with a horse LOL
    Val

    #100437
    Mudgie
    Member

    I have fond memories of the electric man coming to empty the meter and hoping my mum got some money back for a treat.
    I remember the “rag and bone man” coming for all the old clothes and toys and you being allowed to chose a toy – a skipping rope or a yoyo or some clothes pegs.
    I remember going to sleep with lots of knitted blankets (by my gran) because there was no central heating and the windows were frozen with ice and you could see your breath in your bedroom!!  We had a tv with a dial and a aeriel that you didnt dare move or “whoy be tide” !!!
    You didnt get snacks you got a jam sandwich and butter was Stork SB!!  and you were posh if you had lasagna!
    Yep positively ancient but there wasnt the crime or drugs that there is now.  You could leave your front door unlocked and we all played in the street instead of in front of a computer.  Rounders, chinese ropes, hopscotch – life was way mudge better then.  Apart from your one bath a week and you had to share the water  :yes: YUK YUK YUK

    #100438
    Diesel73
    Member

    Good old days.. how i miss TV testpatterns  :-\ , national anthemn and than that over annpying hideous * beeeeeeeep* sounds that accompanied the test pattern. Usually woke me up when i fell asleep infront of the TV… I miss that most  :'( .

    #100439
    *Lassie*
    Member

    Mum would leave the insurance money on the back kitchen table with the door unlocked, the butcher’s money on the stairs where he would leave the meat, the butcher’s van called twice a week. Johnnie call weekly van who sold everything from paraffin to plates to chairs. The fish and chip van, you could get potato scallops – not many chippies do them now.
    Doing the times table parrot fashion,
    French skipping
    half penny bread rolls still warm from the oven with plenty of butter,
    black jacks and fruit salad chews
    reading Tom Sawyer out loud in class and being in trouble for being a chapter ahead of the rest of the class.
    Doing proper cooking in domestic science class, learning to sew and starch a shirt and balance a weekly budget for a housewife.
    GOD I FEEL OLD :surrender:     

    #100440
    Izzie
    Member

    [quote author=Diesel73 link=topic=15684.msg278841#msg278841 date=1296338579]
    Good old days.. how i miss TV testpatterns  :-\ , national anthemn and than that over annpying hideous * beeeeeeeep* sounds that accompanied the test pattern. Usually woke me up when i fell asleep infront of the TV… I miss that most  :'( .

    [/quote]

    Get the kids to download it onto your phone for you, then they can set an alarm!  ;D ;D

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