Did you, or do you remember

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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby art0hur0moh » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:54 pm

willy_no_more wrote:
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Guest wrote:Frowned upon if your doorstep wasn't clean.

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Empty milk bottles too.


Full milk bottles with cream at the top.

often the tops pecked at by the birds.

I used to love the bottled orange juice from the milkman but expensive so it was a rare treat.


:pmsl: it was years before I found out about the birds. I thought it was the milkman with clumsy thumbs. Orange juice was wholesome. Drink more of it nowa days. Still prefer an orange with a thick skin.
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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby jra » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:24 am

Nucks wrote:
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Nucks wrote:
Guest wrote:Frowned upon if your doorstep wasn't clean.

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Empty milk bottles too.


Is that Ronnie Barker? :ooer:

And I can confirm that vinegar is still the best glass cleaner, bar none. :thumbsup: Dunno about newspaper, do people still buy them? :gigglesnshit:

Such a hurtful comment, she's my gran. :bawlin:


:oops: Sorry

:gigglesnshit:

When I was a kid:
only 3 channels on tv and no remote :gigglesnshit:
people smoked everywhere :pukeup:
rotary dial phones
nearly every kid walked to school unless they lived far away and took a bus
we went home for lunch
soda was a treat
people rarely ate while walking about
no helmets while riding bicycles
no seat belts


Sums it up pretty well. No health and safety shit compared with these days.

I was brought up in the countryside and we did just anything you could get away with along with your mates.

Good times. And I'm still here to tell the tale.
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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby jra » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:31 am

art0hur0moh wrote:
willy_no_more wrote:
art0hur0moh wrote:
Guest wrote:Frowned upon if your doorstep wasn't clean.

Image

Empty milk bottles too.


Full milk bottles with cream at the top.

often the tops pecked at by the birds.

I used to love the bottled orange juice from the milkman but expensive so it was a rare treat.


:pmsl: it was years before I found out about the birds. I thought it was the milkman with clumsy thumbs. Orange juice was wholesome. Drink more of it nowa days. Still prefer an orange with a thick skin.


Milkmen used to leave glass bottles outside the door and sometimes blue tits (the birds) used to peck through the foil to get to the cream at the top of the bottle. I remember metal milk canisters which were left on stone slabs by the road near farms for the milk lorry to take away.
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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby jra » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:38 am

willy_no_more wrote:
Nucks wrote:
Guest wrote:
Nucks wrote:
Guest wrote:Frowned upon if your doorstep wasn't clean.

Image

Empty milk bottles too.


Is that Ronnie Barker? :ooer:

And I can confirm that vinegar is still the best glass cleaner, bar none. :thumbsup: Dunno about newspaper, do people still buy them? :gigglesnshit:

Such a hurtful comment, she's my gran. :bawlin:


:oops: Sorry

:gigglesnshit:

When I was a kid:
only 3 channels on tv and no remote :gigglesnshit:
people smoked everywhere :pukeup:
rotary dial phones
nearly every kid walked to school unless they lived far away and took a bus
we went home for lunch
soda was a treat
people rarely ate while walking about
no helmets while riding bicycles
no seat belts


just joshing :gigglesnshit: haven't a clue who the old dear is.

lunch - school dinners for me, I remember the smell of cabbage wafting throughout the school all day.

school milk - warm in the summer and iced up during the winter.

we used to have a 'mobi', a tatty little van which visited our street every evening where we could buy black jacks, fruit salads (4 for a penny iirc) and other teeth rotting chews. the 'pop man' visiting once a week, a treat.

threepenny bits.

anyone owning a car in our street was thought of as rich.

front room only used on a Sunday.

'steery' - a go-cart usually made from old pram wheels, wood from scrounged old doors and string to steer. no brakes :yikes:

Sunday best clothes.

'looseys' - when you could buy cigs loose from the corner shop.


I made my own pram go kart and went around blind corners at speed. At the time there were only about half a dozen cars passing the house all day. We also used to ride bicycles around blind corners all over the place, i.e. country lanes. You obviously can't do that nowadays unless you have a death wish.
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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby Rolluplostinspace » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:05 pm

Nucks wrote:
Guest wrote:
Nucks wrote:
Guest wrote:Frowned upon if your doorstep wasn't clean.

Image

Empty milk bottles too.


Is that Ronnie Barker? :ooer:

And I can confirm that vinegar is still the best glass cleaner, bar none. :thumbsup: Dunno about newspaper, do people still buy them? :gigglesnshit:

Such a hurtful comment, she's my gran. :bawlin:


:oops: Sorry

:gigglesnshit:

When I was a kid:
only 3 channels on tv and no remote :gigglesnshit:
people smoked everywhere :pukeup:
rotary dial phones
nearly every kid walked to school unless they lived far away and took a bus
we went home for lunch
soda was a treat
people rarely ate while walking about
no helmets while riding bicycles
no seat belts


When I was a kid:
Only one channel on the telly and no remote.
People especially kids didn't have bottles of water everywhere they went and guess what we didn't dehydrate!
Out after breakfast and not home till the sun went down.
No food no water.
The streets belonged to the kids.
We played football tennis cricket rounders and more in the streets.
Now the streets are lined with millions of quids worth of shiny metal and woe betide any kid kicking or chucking a ball near them.
The kids lost the streets.
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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby Ray of Sunshine » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:36 pm

Did you have Kali?

Used to love that stuff and thanks to the internet you can get it again.

https://www.monmoreconfectionery.co.uk/ ... erbet-kali
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Re: Did you, or do you remember

Postby art0hur0moh » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:47 am

had an excellent debate with My Son this evening. Daughter watching Her programs as We delved into the course of Human history, Anthropological cultural and Ethnicity. I was telling Him about the early days of satellite communication over distances. when We would watch an interview, and have to wait a few seconds for the response. A bit later He defined His thoughts on french history. They have been defeated in every war and the one time the win, they burn the architect of Their victories. He just can't get over the maginaal line, : D I get the feeling it will be a recurring theme?
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