Test - Are you an old fogey !

Abarbarian

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DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN...?


It took five minutes for the TV to warm up?

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

Nobody owned a purebred dog?

When a shilling a week was decent pocket money?

White dog poo in the street?

You only had to be home when the street lights came on?

Your Mum wore stockings that came in two pieces?


All your male teachers wore ties


Female teachers had their hair done every

day and wore high heels?

You got your windscreen cleaned, oil checked, and petrol pumped, without asking, all for free, every time?

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?


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


When a Ford Capri 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… “

Playing footy and cricket 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?


When being sent to the headmaster's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited you if your parents heard that you had been sent to the headmaster?

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?


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.

Send this on to someone who can still
remember Laurel and Hardy, The Famous Five, Secret Seven, Biggles, the Lone Ranger, Phantom, Roy Rogers and Trigger at the flicks.


As well as summers filled with bike rides,

cricket games, Hula Hoops, monkey bars,

Frozen jubblies, visits to the beach and lemonade

powder.

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?


Sweet cigarettes,

pogo sticks,

marbles,

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with foil tops

Newsreels before the movie

Sandshoes/Desert wellies

Four digit Telephone numbers

Press button A then button B

45 RPM records

Hi-Fi s

Metal ice cubes trays

Mimeograph paper

Spud guns

Ford Capris

Twin Tubs

Izal toilet paper

Reel-To-Reel tape recorders

houses made of cards

Meccano Sets

Anglo/Bazooka Joe pink bubble gum

MoJos/black jacks/fruit salads

Two bob for a gallon of petrol






Do you remember a time when...

Decisions were made by "eeny-meeny-miney-mo"?

"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 germs"?

Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a catapult?

There were no Saturday morning cartoons with 30-minute adverts for action figures?

Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?






The worst embarrassment was being caught playing doctors and nurses by your parents


Putting playing cards in the spokes

transformed any bike into a motorcycle?


Taking drugs meant the Polio injection in school

Nitty Nora

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?


If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived!!!!!!!

Pass this on to anyone who may need a
break from their "grown-up" life ...
I double-dare-ya!
 
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Nice one AB. I take it therefore that you are an old fogey. :D

And by the way I still get milk delivered to the door in glass bottles with foil tops. :nod: :wave:
 
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remember Laurel and Hardy, The Famous Five, Secret Seven, Biggles, the Lone Ranger, Phantom, Roy Rogers and Trigger at the flicks.


As well as summers filled with bike rides,

cricket games, Hula Hoops, monkey bars,

Frozen jubblies, visits to the beach and lemonade

powder.

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?


Sweet cigarettes,

pogo sticks,

marbles,

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with foil tops

Newsreels before the movie

Sandshoes/Desert wellies

Four digit Telephone numbers

Press button A then button B

45 RPM records

Hi-Fi s

Metal ice cubes trays

Mimeograph paper

Spud guns

Ford Capris

Twin Tubs

Izal toilet paper

Reel-To-Reel tape recorders

houses made of cards

Meccano Sets

Anglo/Bazooka Joe pink bubble gum

MoJos/black jacks/fruit salads

Two bob for a gallon of petrol




And a belt off a copper> afraid to tell the old man as he would give you another....:p
 

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oops ... :blush:


I remember every one of them ... and some. :nod:


:lol:
 

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:lol: I can remember my mother wrestling with a metal ice-cube tray, banging seven bells out of it to try to free the cubes! I also had a reel-to-reel tape-recorder too, (and just to make me sound even more of a fogey, it's brand name was "Elizabethan!") Sometimes, when I plugged the mic into the jack, by twiddling it around a bit, I could pick up BBC tv sound! :lol:

(Going to hop back through the cat-flap now, before someone hands me a Zimmer!!) :lol: :lol:
 
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(Going to hop back through the cat-flap now, before someone hands me a Zimmer!!)
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What size engine you want:lol:
 
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In T3 magazine recently on the back page the do a product of yester-year.
And it was one of the first metal walkamans..........& i still have mine in mint condition.:blush:
 

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Why do people get all misty eyed about the past?

I suppose it’s because it reminds them of when they were younger.

There’s a lot of stuff I miss and thinking of brings a smile to my face but things as they were then weren’t necessarily better than they are now, I think this nostalgia tends to forget and gloss over a few things.

One day our generation will all be dead. So what happens then? Are folks going to get wistful about a childhood spent in the nineties?

Probably.

And you can bet they’ll insist it was better than whatever time it is in the future.

I can remember everything in the first post’s list so I guess that makes me an old fogey but that bit about leaving the keys in you car’s ignition is pure crapola, certainly didn’t apply in SE London anyway..

Off the top of my head here’s a few more things I can remember, no doubt the list could be added to:

London Smog

Myra Hindley & Ian Brady.

Cars with no safety belts; airbags and built from thin rust-prone steel.

Thalidomide.

Whooping Cough.

Teachers who sexually abused pupils.

Uncontrolled bullying at school.

Diptheria.

Black & White TV’s with tiny screens and only two channels.

Just as much burglary then as now.

Signs that said: No Dogs, No Blacks, No Irish.

Polio.

When contracting cancer meant that in 95% of cases you’d die.

Being forced to learn Religion and sing hymns at school.

A weekly washing day done in a huge ‘copper’ that took all day.

No Microwaves, CD’s, I-Pods, Walkmans, Computers.

Dog poo in the streets and parks.

Then as now, if you didn’t lock your car it got nicked.

Aden

Korea

Vietnam

Tuberculosis

Toys that maimed being sold with no restrictions.

Conscription.
 

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floppybootstomp said:
One day our generation will all be dead. So what happens then? Are folks going to get wistful about a childhood spent in the nineties?

They, or should I say, we, already do:


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I'll list the things I remember, from the 90s, that were the same as what flops remembers:

Teachers who sexually abused pupils.

Uncontrolled bullying at school.

Just as much burglary then as now.

Being forced to learn Religion and sing hymns at school.

Dog poo in the streets and parks.

Then as now, if you didn’t lock your car it got nicked.

That's all there is.

But I do like reminiscing about the 90s though.:)
 

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E & PF:

OMG - that's my daughters :eek:

I remember most of the things you've listed there by proxy.

Ya see, it just goes on and on I suppose - misty eyed nostalgia.

My three appeared on Live and Kicking one Saturday morning after one of them wrote in. I had to drive them to Shepherds Bush BBC Centre for 7.30am. Quite an eye-opener, I ended up sitting on a sofa drinking coffee with Bewitched - babes :D

Mostly speaking though, when folks rattle out this 'It were better in my days' spiel, I cringe. It wasn't necessarily better, just different.

How far back do we want to go?

150 years ago you seriously couldn't walk the streets of London without getting your throat cut after a certain hour and in certain areas. It was bad. I've been walking the streets of London at night from Brixton to Fulham to Hackney and all places in between all my life and I've never come to any harm.

Of course, half the secret is giving off the impression you might just chiv them up, lol

There are things I remember fondly, for instance going shopping with my Mum to the Co-Op and seeing the bacon actually get sliced and placed in a greaseproof bag and noticing in that shop a whole network of cables and tubes. Cylinders used to travel along that network, containing cash and orders and they all disappeared through a mysterious opening at ceiling height at the back of the shop. Fascinating. All brass and steel and whooshing noises.

And Woolworths had a wooden floor with sawdust and sold these cheapo 7" singles on the Embassy label, not the real artist - absolute rubbish :D

I could go on, but I won't.

I may just list all the stuff I can remember that makes me smile, but not tonight.
 

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You could even choose how thick you wanted your bacon slicing .
Pubs and butchers used to spread fresh sawdust on the floor to soak up blood and liquid .
Funny I visited Notting Hill and Brixton a lot in the 70's and always left me car unlocked and it never ever got nicked .

:D
 

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