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    Sit back, read & think back to the good old days... ;-)

    Just for a minute, forget everything stressful and read
    this......

    Close (not just yet) your eyes and go back in time...
    Before the Internet...
    Before semi-automatics, joyriders and crack....
    Before SEGA or Super Nintendo...

    Way back........
    I'm talking about Hide and Seek in the park.
    The corner shop.
    Hopscotch.
    Butterscotch.
    Skipping.
    Handstands.
    Football with an old can.
    Fingerbob.
    Beano, Dandy, Buster, Twinkle and Dennis the Menace.
    Roly Poly.
    Hula Hoops, jumping the stream, building dams.
    The smell of the sun and fresh cut grass.
    Bazooka Joe bubble gum.
    An ice cream cone on a warm summer night from the van that plays a tune.
    Chocolate or vanilla or strawberry or maybe Neapolitan or perhaps
    screwball.

    Wait......
    Watching Saturday morning cartoons, short commercials or the flicks.
    Children's Film Foundation, The Double Deckers, Red Hand Gang,
    Tomorrow People, Banana splits, Tiswas or Swapshop?, and 'Why Don't You'? - or
    staying up for Doctor Who.
    When around the corner seemed far away and going into town seemed like going somewhere.

    Earwigs, wasps, stinging nettles and bee stings.
    Sticky fingers.
    Playing Marbles. Ball bearings. Big 'uns and Little 'uns.
    Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, and Zorro.
    Climbing trees.
    Making igloos out of snow banks.
    Walking to school, no matter what the weather.
    Running till you were out of breath, laughing so hard that your stomach hurt.
    Jumping on the bed. Pillow fights.
    Spinning around on roundabouts, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles.
    Making Dens. Climbing Trees.
    Being tired from playing....remember that?

    The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
    Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
    Football cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
    Choppers and Grifters.
    Eating raw jelly. Orange squash ice pops. Vimto and Jubbly lollies

    Remember when...
    There were two types of trainers - girls and boys, and Dunlop
    Green Flash. The only time you wore them at School was for P.E.
    And they were called gym shoes or if you are older - plimsoles
    You knew everyone in your street - and so did your parents.
    It wasn't odd to have two or three 'best' friends.
    You didn't sleep a wink on Christmas Eve.
    When nobody owned a pure-bred dog.
    When 25p was decent pocket money
    Curly Whirlys. Space Dust. Toffo's. Spangles. Mojo's.
    Wham Bars. Bubble Gum in little sacks. Top Trumps.
    When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
    When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him or use him to
    carry groceries and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it.

    When being sent to the head's office was nothing compared to the
    fate that awaited a misbehaving pupil at home.
    Basically, we were in fear for our lives but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs etc.

    Remember when....
    Decisions were made by going 'Ip, Dip, Dog ....'
    Race issue' meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
    Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in Monopoly
    The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was germs.
    And the worst thing in your day was having to sit next to one.

    It was unbelievable that 'British Bulldog 123' wasn't an Olympic event.
    Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a catapult.
    Nobody was prettier than Mum.
    Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.

    Taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin.
    Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
    Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true.
    Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.

    batter bits from the local chippy
    bottles of coke that were actually made of glass and not plastic!
    knocking on a neighbours door and askin if you could go in and wait until ur mum/dad came home
    mobile chips vans
    sun in the summer and snow in the winter..

    a proper sweet shop with glass jars,scales and little white bags,
    we ate cakes,white bread,real butter and drank pop with sugar...but we weren't overweight because..........WE WERE ALWAYS OUT PLAYING!

    going out in the morning and playing all day as long as we were back home when the streetlights came on!
    as children we would ride in cars with no baby seats or air bags.
    riding in the back of a van .loose..was always great fun!
    drinking water from the garden hosepipe,
    we shared one soft drink with 4 friends from one bottle...no-one actually died from this!!
    we fell out of trees,got cut and broke bones...there were no lawsuits from these accidents!

    If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED.

    40 Comments

    The smell of the sun? Blimey

    "Taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin." God, I used to love these, could eat a whole tub in seconds!

    Some good memories there, do you think kids today will look back so fondly on their childhood? And with things changing so fast, what will life be like in 30 years? Oooh hang on, I'm getting a headache, need one of those chewable orange asppirins!

    Original Poster

    Trickyjabs;4833530

    The smell of the sun? Blimey "Taking drugs meant orange-flavoured … The smell of the sun? Blimey "Taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin." God, I used to love these, could eat a whole tub in seconds! Some good memories there, do you think kids today will look back so fondly on their childhood? And with things changing so fast, what will life be like in 30 years? Oooh hang on, I'm getting a headache, need one of those chewable orange asppirins!



    [COLOR="Magenta"][SIZE="3"][FONT="Book Antiqua"]nah...all they'll think back to is sitting with screens infront of their faces and wondering how the nation turned out overweight and unfit, i think... computer games and fast food...not good...also i don't really think kids of today know how to 'play out'...i used to love playing blocko or off ground tic, would be the whole street....enough said.....lol lol i could go on forever :thumbsup:[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]

    Way back........
    I'm talking about Hide and Seek in the park. ... catch girls kiss girls
    The corner shop. ............................................. mobile van
    Hopscotch. ...................................................... perv at girls
    Butterscotch. ................................................... eh
    Skipping. .......................................................... footy
    Handstands. .....................................................hold girls feet
    Football with an old can. ..................................footy with footy
    Fingerbob. ........................................................girls
    Beano, Dandy, Buster, Twinkle .......................knickers in kays catalogue
    Roly Poly. ......................................................... crumble and custard
    Hula Hoops, jumping the stream.......................being chased by busies
    The smell of the sun and fresh cut grass. ..........and girls

    owlass;4833639

    Fingerbob. ........................................................girls



    er..lol?

    MissRoo;4833742

    er..lol?





    you too eh

    starsparkle2311;4833814

    knocky door ginger, how I used to love playing that, hedge hopping … knocky door ginger, how I used to love playing that, hedge hopping anyone? lol



    lol you cooled down now:p

    Dont forget your front door was aways left open or the key in it

    Rickets, TB, German Measles, Mumps............:)

    bitseylango;4833841

    Rickets, TB, German Measles, Mumps............:)





    before my time :-D

    owlass;4833855

    before my time :-D



    that I doubt very much ;-)

    starsparkle2311;4833939

    I loved that drink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Me too don't know what happened to it:?

    Thunderbird:shock:

    Fish 'n' Chips (in a crisp packet)

    Ooo..I remember most...:roll:

    jellybaby22;4834016

    yes....I still am....:lol:Although I gave up drinking in the … yes....I still am....:lol:Although I gave up drinking in the park......my daughter will be doing it in a couple of years...wouldnt want to embarrass her...:lol:



    Rofl:w00t:

    .....and another thing, didn't wagon wheels used to be as big as dinner plates?

    I was lucky enough to grow up living by the sea, so combined with some fairly liberal parenting, I used to spend about 14 hours a day at the beach playing with mates doing pretty much whatever I pleased. My one negative memory was I always seemed to be sunburnt!

    Buses without doors, just the pole to hang on to, glass bottles of corona pop that you used to get money for taking the bottles back, whips and tops and clackers lol

    starsparkle2311;4834062

    OMG you mean those things that were shaped like little fishies and chips? … OMG you mean those things that were shaped like little fishies and chips? Loaded with salty flavour? The packet was like newspaper print?I loved them!!!!!!!!!!!!



    mmmm and potato puffs

    a 10p mix up was huge !!! you could get 4 jelly teddies for half a p

    8p Busfare to school. It's like £2.50 or something now:lol:

    jtx;4834102

    8p Busfare to school. It's like £2.50 or something now:lol:



    i remember bus fare being 2p

    Taping tunes off the radio...... Anyone:w00t:

    jtx;4834161

    Taping tunes off the radio...... Anyone:w00t:



    God yeah, every Sunday and then trying to rewind just enough to get rid if the DJ talking!

    yeah you'd always have a few words at the end of each song.

    Walking to school, no matter what the weather

    Not like today when lots of kids get taken to school by car,we walked whatever the weather and it was about a mile away.

    starsparkle2311;4834217

    remember Walkman's? I thought I was the bees knees when I got one that … remember Walkman's? I thought I was the bees knees when I got one that played both sides, without switching the tape over,lol..........oh happy days indeed.



    I've kept my Sony one lol

    starsparkle2311;4834217

    remember Walkman's? I thought I was the bees knees when I got one that … remember Walkman's? I thought I was the bees knees when I got one that played both sides, without switching the tape over,lol..........oh happy days indeed.



    Auto Reverse...Mine wasnt:lol:

    starsparkle2311;4834254

    ZX spectrum? sitting there for hours waiting for the game to load, only … ZX spectrum? sitting there for hours waiting for the game to load, only for it to crash at the last second,looooooooolManic Miner? I never got past level 3 without the cheat codes, seriously hard game!



    Atari all the way for me:-D

    lol yeah no mirrors on the passenger side?

    starsparkle2311;4834399

    those were the days my friend,lol, nice convo, thanxremember cars with … those were the days my friend,lol, nice convo, thanxremember cars with the arm rest in the middle at the back, seriously posh! hahaha



    No :? You were obviously posher than me:-D

    At least one


    http://www.piggybankpage.co.uk/Photos/Thumbnails/t-a22-117-Wade.jpg

    Good times

    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/BiancaBunnie/97b5_12.jpg

    Ha ha no that's long gone

    Original Poster

    [SIZE="3"][FONT="Book Antiqua"]seriously brought back the good memories, things we'd prob all forgotten[/FONT][/SIZE]

    The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.

    That was me,i soooooooo hated sports at school & stil do:w00t:

    Memories! Made my sunday afternoon much better remembering most of the above - thank you!

    deb8z;4836478

    The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team. That was me,i … The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team. That was me,i soooooooo hated sports at school & stil do:w00t:



    What, you still hate sports at school:p
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