All the girls had ugly school uniforms
It took five minutes for the TV to warm up
Nearly everyone's Mum was home when the kids got home from school
Nobody owned a purebred dog
You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny
Your Mother wore nylons that came in two pieces
All male teachers wore ties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels
You got your windscreen cleaned, oil checked and petrol served, without asking, all for free, every time..
Mum cooked every night and nearly every meal was meat and 3 Veg with a Roast on Sunday.
They threatened to keep children back a year if they failed the school year. .. . And they did!
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
Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles?
Playing cricket with no adults to help the children with the rules of the game
Bottles came from the corner shop 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 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 headmaster's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited you 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.
As well as summers filled with bike rides, cricket, Hula Hoops, skating and visits to the pool, and bonfire nights with REAL firecrackers.
Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say, 'Yes, I remember that'?
How many Of These Do You Remember?
Coca Cola in bottles.
Choo Choo Bars and Fags. (That word had no other meaning then.)
Home milk delivery before glass bottles (with tinfoil tops ) when the milkman filled your Billy.
LP's & 45 RPM records.
78 RPM records!
Do You Remember a Time When..
Decisions were made by going 'Eeny-meeny-miney-moe'?
'Race issue' meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
Catching tadpoles could happily occupy an entire day?
It wasn't odd to have two or three 'Best Friends'?
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was 'chickenpox'?
Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a shangai?
Playing War with pretend guns but "real" wooden swords.
Cigarette cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
Taking drugs meant being given half of one of mum's Bex tablets for a headache.
Lighting a whole row of Tom Thumbs and throwing them at your mate's feet, was the ultimate weapon.
If you can remember most or all of these, Then You Have Lived!!!!!!!