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Growing up

MikeL Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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.'
By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.
But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I'd figured his system could have handled it:
Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis, set foot on a golf course, travelled out of the country or had a credit card.
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 in our house until I was 10.
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 p.m. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people...
I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.
Pizzas were not delivered to our home... But milk was.
All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers --My brother delivered a newspaper, seven days a week. He had to get up at 6 am every morning.
Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.
If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.
MikeL Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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banned#1
I remember when I was young - it was just before I started reading that.
#2
FilthAndFurry;8146988
I remember when I was young - it was just before I started reading that.

..short attention span :roll:
banned#3
FilthAndFurry
I remember when I was young - it was just before I started reading that.


lol epic
#4
That brought back memories....

....of my nan going on and on about the first time she saw a banana and how they all ate powdered egg?!
suspended#5
Woah, Wall of Text.
CBA reading that.
banned#6
DarkKnight
Woah, Wall of Text.
CBA reading that.


if you're < 90yo you won't care trust me.
banned#7
DarkKnight
Woah, Wall of Text.
CBA reading that.


I'd wait for the movie.
#8
Those were the GOOD old days, should bring it back! People were fit and healthy, friendly to everyone and spoke to everyone and cooked and ate REAL food! A research I did for obesity showed that most youngsters aged 5 to 9 (I did the research in a certain area and certain age group) ate on their own in their room or in front of tv or their parent (note singular) ate in front room and they were on their own in the kitchen. Where have the FAMILY VALUES gone? SO SAD!!!
banned#9
bernyrabbit
Those were the GOOD old days, should bring it back! People were fit and healthy, friendly to everyone and spoke to everyone and cooked and ate REAL food! A research I did for obesity showed that most youngsters aged 5 to 9 (I did the research in a certain area and certain age group) ate on their own in their room or in front of tv or their parent (note singular) ate in front room and they were on their own in the kitchen. Where have the FAMILY VALUES gone? SO SAD!!!


That pretty much sums up everything I hate about rose-tinted spectacles and nostalgia.
#10
FilthAndFurry
I'd wait for the movie.


Who will play him in the movie? Richard Gere?

Childhood fast-food memories.... My gran walking home from bingo night with a bag of chips for me. Bless her.
#11
ohh my nan used to get me a portion of scallops...lol
#12
I do remember the party lines... and many of the other things mentioned here.
Does that make me old??
banned#13
KrispiiDuck
I do remember the party lines... and many of the other things mentioned here.
Does that make me old??


yes, very
#14
bykergrove
yes, very


Damn - did I say that out loud??
:oops:
#15
Due to recent threads by mikel i was waiting for the punch line...didnt come...very disappointed.
#16
we always lol at our grandad who tells us about when he grew up in Ireland he used to have no shoes going to school and had clothes made out of flour sacks and a bit of bread in his pocket for the day lol, spose its bad to laugh cos I guess times were tough, but he's normally had a few by the times he tell us and he gets wound up when we laugh lool

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