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Do you remember when?

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Pink Angel, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN.....................?

    It took five minutes for the TV warm up?

    Nearly everyone's Mum was at home when the kids got home from school?

    Nobody owned a pure bred dog?

    When a a shilling was a decent allowance?

    You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a six pence?

    Your Mum wore stockings that came in two pieces?

    All your male teachers wore ties and female teachers had
    their hair done every day and wore high heels?

    You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and petrol pumped, all without asking, all for free, every time?
    And you didn't pay for air?

    Cereals had free toys hidden inside the box?

    It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?

    They threatened to keep kids back a year if they failed. . .and they did?

    When a 57 Holden was everyone's dream car?
    No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?

    Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, "That cloud looks like a "

    and playing footy with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?

    Stuff from the shop came without safety caps and hermetic seals
    because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?

    And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savour the slower pace, and share it with the children of today?

    When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?

    Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by
    shootings, drugs, gangs, etc.
    Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!
    But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.

    who can still remember Nancy Drew, Laurel and Hardy, The Famous
    Five, Secret Seven, Biggles, the Lone Ranger, Phantom, Roy and Dale and Trigger.

    As well as summers filled with bike rides, cricket games, Hula Hoops, monkey bars, jilgying, visits to the beach and "conversation" lollies.

    Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say, "Yeah, I remember that"?

    I am sharing this with you today because it ended with a double dare to
    pass it on.

    To remember what a double dare is, read on.

    And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between
    old enough to know better and too young to care.

    How many of these do you remember?

    Lolly cigarettes, pogo sticks, marbles,
    Home milk delivery in glass bottles with aluminium tops, Newsreels before the movie
    45 RPM records
    Metal ice cubes trays with levers
    Mimeograph paper
    Cork pop guns
    Drive ins
    Washtub wringers
    Reel-To-Reel tape recorders
    houses made of cards
    Mechano Sets
    Penny lollies
    35 cent a gallon petrol

    Do you remember a time when...

    Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-moe"?
    "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
    It wasn't odd to have two or three "Best Friends"
    The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "boy or girl bugs"?
    Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a ging?
    Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures?
    Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?

    The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
    Playing cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle? Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin?
    Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

    If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived!!!!!!
  2. I remember going to a High School in 1962, with 880 other students, and the school rebel (yes, there was only one) was a figure of great awe, because out of school hours he......

    .....smoked cigarettes.

    We had never heard of drugs, most children had both a father and a mother, one of our graduates went on to play Sheffield Shield cricket for NSW (Robert 'Dutchie' Holland) and another became a concert pianist.

    And today is progress???
  3. lots of memories there
  4. damn i would also say that i remember a few things from those lists, but then that would put me in the old fart basket.....

    so nope don't remember anything :grin:
  5. Can't anyone remember when we looked at cave painting to pass the time.
    Your next door neighbour was a Sabre Tooth Tiger.
    The neanderthals were causing trouble in the neighbour hood.
    The air was clean.
    You could walk anywhere to scavenge because the roads filled with cars didn't try and kill you.

    Those were the days when your only problem was what you had to kill to make sure you ate.
  6. hey conny, when you're my age you'll be looking back at '05 as the good old days!! :LOL: It's all relative, I guess.......
  7. I look back already and think:
    Where has voltron gone?
    Why do all the cartoons on Saturday morning look as if the writers were on mushrooms?
    Whats wrong with playing with marbles in primary schools.

    Don't worry, i already feel like a cynical old man.
  8. Yes, I remember a lot of those things. I also remember,

    When kids in my school were so undernourished they had rickets

    When people still regularly died from polio

    When I only had one pair of shoes (for Sunday)

    When the world regularly came to the brink of nuclear holocaust

    I really do remember the smell of "Napalm in the morning"

    And finally, I remember that the people running the world today are precisely the ones who can remember the things in Pink Angels post.
  9. They bring back memories :D
  10. Which all raises an interesting sub-plot.....

    What's your EARLIEST memory??? (He asks, leaving himself open for all sorts of reponses, from the serious to the scandalous.......)
  11. Lets see :-k

    Using slate boards in school
    My grandmothers washing machine that had the 2 rollers above it to wring the water out ,and the wash board . (dont knowwhat the boards actual name was)
    When colour tv's came in :shock: (we were the first in our block with one so all the kids came around to our place)

    There's alot more , just have to rack the brain.
  12. Not my earliest memory, but I remember my mother trying to dry her hair in one of those, and my father having to dismantle it to free her!
  13. What the....???? Holden????? Chev maybe........ but not holden..... ewwwwwwwwww.......... :p
  14. I remember some of those things. hahaha. I guess that means I must be bordering on old. lol!!

    :D :D
  15. No, lids, you've just been young for a long time...... :D
  16. I can remember when motor racing was supposed to be dangerous and sex was supposed to be safe, not the other way round as it is now.........
  17. Yeah I still remember a few of those.

    Cheapest petrol I recall was about 20 years ago, dad was filling up his car with at just under 50c a litre. 8 years ago I was filling up my car with petrol at just under 60c a litre.

    Damn fuel prices! I now have one of those back in my day stories :LOL:

  18. :? Whats a shilling? :p :p :LOL: :roll:
  19. I remeber alot of these :roll:
  20. Do you remember when an allowance was called "pocket money"? :LOL:

    Anyone remember "Boy oh boy, a Lincoln toy"?

    The Bugs Bunny Show on channel 9 every day after school?

    The Tarax Show? (I was in the audience once and got to chat with Uncle Norman! On TV!)

    Eric Pearce reading the news?

    Sue Macintosh before she was Jason Donovan's mum?

    The Magic Circle Club?

    Remember when the Herald went from 2c to 4c?

    Or when it cost your Dad $5 to fill the HT Kingswood?

    (Look - I'm OFARC joint #1. That's gotta be worth a few minutes of public oldfart-dom.)