NOSTALGIA _ Do You Remember?................
girls had ugly gym slips
It took five minutes for the TV to warm up
Nearly everyone's Mum was at home when the kids got home from
owned a thoroughbred dog
3d was a decent allowance
You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny
Mother wore nylons that came in two pieces
All your male teachers wore ties and female teachers had
their hair done every day and wore high heels
You got your windscreen cleaned, oil checked,
and petrol served, without asking, all for free,
And you didn't pay for air.
And, you got trading stamps to boot
Washing Powder had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden
inside the box
It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner
at a real restaurant with your parents
They threatened to keep children back a year if they
failed. . . and they did it!
When a Ford Zephyr was everyone's dream car...
people went steady
No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were
always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never
Lying on your back in the grass with your friends
and saying things like, 'That cloud looks like a...
Playing cricket with no adults to help the
children with the rules of the game
Bottles came from the corner shop without safety caps and
hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a
And with all our progress, don't you wish, just once, you
could slip back in time and savour the slower pace,
and share it with the children of today.
When being sent to the head's study was nothing
the fate that awaited the student at home
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.
well as summers filled with bike rides, cricket, Hula
Hoops, skate hockey and visits to the pool, and
eating lemonade powder or liquorice sticks.
Mr Pastry, 6.5 Special,
Army Game , Sunday Night at
the London Palladium, Emergency Ward 10, the Lone Ranger,
Hancock's Half hour, Trigger and Sgt Bilko
Many Of These Do You Remember?
Cola in bottles.
never alone with a Strand
shops with Table Side Jukeboxes.
milk delivery in glass bottles with tinfoil tops.
before the film.
numbers with a word prefix...( Mayfair
3489). Party lines.
Hi-Fi's , vinyl records & 78's
Green Shield Stamps.
Do You Remember
Decisions were made by going
'Race issue' meant arguing about who ran the
tiddlers could happily occupy an entire day?
It wasn't odd to have two or three 'Best
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex
Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a
Saturday morning television wasn't 30-minute commercials for
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause
The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a
War was a card game?
Cigarette cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a
Taking drugs meant orange - flavored chewable
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?