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Postby Wedgy » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:07 pm

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1930's 1940's, 50's, 60's and early 70's !

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos...
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.

Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds , KFC, Subway or Nandos...

Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn't open on a Sunday, somehow we didn't starve to death!

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because........

WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O..K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii , X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY , no video/dvd films,
no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no
Lawsuits from these accidents.

Only girls had pierced ears!

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time...

We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!
Mum didn't have to go to work to help dad make ends meet because we didn’t need to keep up with the Jones’s!

Not everyone made the rugby/football/cricket/netball team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on MERIT

Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and throw the blackboard rubber at us if they thought we weren’t concentrating .

We can string sentences together and spell and have proper conversations because of a good, solid three R’s education.

Our parents would tell us to ask a stranger to help us cross the road.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law!

Our parents didn't invent stupid names for their kids like 'Kiora' and 'Blade' and 'Ridge' and 'Vanilla' and 'Tiger'

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO
DEAL WITH IT ALL !


And YOU are one of them!
CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.
And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Aceyone » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:29 pm

Excellent !
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Sooty655 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:34 pm

All very true and very thought provoking.

But sadly, we are also the ones who invented the gizmos and elected the various governments that have changed it into what we see today, so it's all our own fault. :(( :(( :(( ;) :p
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:59 pm

Wedgy wrote:CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1930's 1940's, 50's, 60's and early 70's !
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos...
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.
Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.
As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds , KFC, Subway or Nandos...
Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn't open on a Sunday, somehow we didn't starve to death!
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because........
WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O..K.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii , X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY , no video/dvd films,
no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no
Lawsuits from these accidents.
Only girls had pierced ears!
We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time...
We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!
Mum didn't have to go to work to help dad make ends meet because we didn’t need to keep up with the Jones’s!
Not everyone made the rugby/football/cricket/netball team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on MERIT
Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and throw the blackboard rubber at us if they thought we weren’t concentrating .
We can string sentences together and spell and have proper conversations because of a good, solid three R’s education.
Our parents would tell us to ask a stranger to help us cross the road.
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law!
Our parents didn't invent stupid names for their kids like 'Kiora' and 'Blade' and 'Ridge' and 'Vanilla' and 'Tiger'
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO
DEAL WITH IT ALL !

And YOU are one of them!
CONGRATULATIONS!


BRAVO! ;)
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Thumper » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:59 pm

Well I was born in 1980 and that post is applicable to me as well.

I feel left out now, like I am not part of some special kind of clique :(
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:04 pm

Thumper wrote:Well I was born in 1980 and that post is applicable to me as well.

I feel left out now, like I am not part of some special kind of clique :(




Oh YES you are! :D
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Aceyone » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:14 pm

and people used to have 6 kids cos only 1 or 2 made it to adulthood :p :p
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Jigsaw » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:15 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:
Thumper wrote:Well I was born in 1980 and that post is applicable to me as well.

I feel left out now, like I am not part of some special kind of clique :(




Oh YES you are! :D


What he said. You are unique my dear, I am just old :))
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Thumper » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:18 pm

WooHoo! I'm happy and bouncy again now :D :D :D
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Aceyone » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:56 pm

Thumper wrote:WooHoo! I'm happy and bouncy again now :D :D :D


Glad to hear it Thumps,me too \:D/
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby RLN » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:19 pm

A coal fire in the living room was the only source of heat (apart from the cooker).
Ice on the inside of the bedroom window in the morning.
Measles parties.
Bread and dripping.
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Jigsaw » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:48 pm

RLN wrote:A coal fire in the living room was the only source of heat (apart from the cooker).
Ice on the inside of the bedroom window in the morning.
Measles parties.
Bread and dripping.


Drooling at the thought.Lovely :D
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Aceyone » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:07 pm

Jigsaw wrote:
RLN wrote:A coal fire in the living room was the only source of heat (apart from the cooker).
Ice on the inside of the bedroom window in the morning.
Measles parties.
Bread and dripping.


Drooling at the thought.Lovely :D



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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Jigsaw » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:18 pm

Aceyone wrote:
Jigsaw wrote:
RLN wrote:A coal fire in the living room was the only source of heat (apart from the cooker).
Ice on the inside of the bedroom window in the morning.
Measles parties.
Bread and dripping.


Drooling at the thought.Lovely :D



With lots of salt \:D/


And the JELLY ;)
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Aceyone » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:34 pm

Jigsaw wrote:
Aceyone wrote:
Jigsaw wrote:
RLN wrote:A coal fire in the living room was the only source of heat (apart from the cooker).
Ice on the inside of the bedroom window in the morning.
Measles parties.
Bread and dripping.


Drooling at the thought.Lovely :D



With lots of salt \:D/


And the JELLY ;)


Oh yes :ymapplause:
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Xplumberlives » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:24 pm

RLN wrote:A coal fire in the living room was the only source of heat (apart from the cooker).
Ice on the inside of the bedroom window in the morning.
Measles parties.
Bread and dripping.



AKA R.L.N.s Victorian upbringing! =)) =))
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Thumper » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:47 pm

Bread and dripping is what food dreams are made of!! I still have it now when I do a beef roast.

Never had a measles party as I had the MMR jab but I did have a chicken pox party when I was 5, it consisted of the entire of my year at primary school, about 10 kids. I enjoyed the following week off school :D

To add to the list (even though I am an 80's child);

Food was only inedible if it was blue and furry ALL the way through, if it wasn't you just cut off the fuzzy bits and still ate it
Milk was drinkable until it got lumps in it
I got told off at school once for pushing a girl who stole my kit kat and ate it. That was probably the worst "crime" that ever happened at school
Speaking of school, the dinners consisted of chicken drummers, campbells horsemeatballs, chips, beans and other such things that in this day and age would surely be the cause of infant death
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Postby Aceyone » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:41 pm

Thumper wrote:Bread and dripping is what food dreams are made of!! I still have it now when I do a beef roast.

Never had a measles party as I had the MMR jab but I did have a chicken pox party when I was 5, it consisted of the entire of my year at primary school, about 10 kids. I enjoyed the following week off school :D

To add to the list (even though I am an 80's child);

Food was only inedible if it was blue and furry ALL the way through, if it wasn't you just cut off the fuzzy bits and still ate it
Milk was drinkable until it got lumps in it
I got told off at school once for pushing a girl who stole my kit kat and ate it. That was probably the worst "crime" that ever happened at schools
Speaking of school, the dinners consisted of chicken drummers, campbells horsemeatballs, chips, bean
and other such things that in this day and age would surely be the cause of infant death


Blimey you were lucky ,all we had was gruel and stale bread and we thought WE had it good, compared to our parents ,all they got was the left-over water after the washing had been done and dog-biscuits made of guess what ?
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby XR219 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:42 am

Aceyone wrote:Blimey you were lucky ,all we had was gruel and stale bread and we thought WE had it good, compared to our parents ,all they got was the left-over water after the washing had been done and dog-biscuits made of guess what ?


Who would have thought, thirty years ago, we'd all be sitting here drinking Chateau de Chaselet, eh?
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:44 am

Aye aye!

Them days we were glad to have the price of a cup of tea.
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Mayfly » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:45 am

As opposed to 30 years ago drinking Blue Nun and Black Tower!! :))
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Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:54 am

Mayfly wrote:As opposed to 30 years ago drinking Blue Nun and Black Tower!! :))




Well you might have, I had already developed a taste for Vintage Port and Châteauneuf du Pape! :D
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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Jigsaw » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:57 am

Xplumberlives wrote:
Mayfly wrote:As opposed to 30 years ago drinking Blue Nun and Black Tower!! :))




Well you might have, I had already developed a taste for Vintage Port and Châteauneuf du Pape! :D


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Re: We wuz brung up proper

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:00 am

Jigsaw wrote:
Xplumberlives wrote:
Mayfly wrote:As opposed to 30 years ago drinking Blue Nun and Black Tower!! :))




Well you might have, I had already developed a taste for Vintage Port and Châteauneuf du Pape! :D


Drooling again :ymapplause:



Careful, it'll freeze mate! :D
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Postby XR219 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:23 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:
Jigsaw wrote:
Xplumberlives wrote:
Mayfly wrote:As opposed to 30 years ago drinking Blue Nun and Black Tower!! :))




Well you might have, I had already developed a taste for Vintage Port and Châteauneuf du Pape! :D


Drooling again :ymapplause:



Careful, it'll freeze mate! :D


Not with all that anti-freeze they add to it!! [Er, the wine, I mean, of course.]

Watched 'Turner & Hooch' on the TV last night - it may take a few sessions of therapy to get rid of the nightmares about drool! No wonder we don't have a dog ....
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