THE GOOD OLD, BAD OLD DAYS !          - 5/11/2013      <--Prev : Next-->

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.'
When we had finished supper, we had to ask for permission to leave the table!

I our youth some parents NEVER owned their own house, never wore jeans, set foot on a golf course, travelled out of the country or had a credit card or even a passport!

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 until I was married with children. 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 am. And there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people...

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

All newspapers were delivered by local school boys. -- My brother delivered a newspaper, seven days a week. He had to get up at 6 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.

We found an old coke bottle in the attic once. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it. Had someone tried to make it a salt shaker or something. No it was the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons.

Remember when headlight dip-switches on the floor of the car and Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Trouser leg clips for bicycles without chain guards to stop your trousers getting tangled in the spokes and pedals and chain!

Soldering irons you heated on a gas burner.

Using hand signals for cars without turn indicators and those old Morry flip ups that popped up when you were turning left or right....

Do you remember?
1. Sweet cigarettes
2. Coffee shops with juke boxes
3. Home milk delivery in glass bottles
4. Party lines on the telephone that had to be craked for attention.
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)
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. Wooden wash tub wringers

Things sure have changed!!