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Old 18th August 2019
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When i was a child

When I was a child
Pasta had not been invented.
Curry was a surname.
A takeaway was a mathematical problem.
A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.
Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
All crisps were plain; the only choice we had was whether
to put the salt on or not.
A Chinese chippy was a foreign carpenter.
Rice was a milk pudding, and never, ever part of our
dinner.
A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking
Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.
Coffee was Camp, and came in a bottle.
Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
Only Heinz made beans.
Fish didn't have fingers in those days.
Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi.
None of us had ever heard of yogurt.
Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
People who didn't peel potatoes were regarded as lazy.
Indian restaurants were only found in India.
Cooking outside was called camping.
Seaweed was not a recognised food.
"Kebab" was not even a word never mind a food.
Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded
as being white gold.
Prunes were medicinal.
Surprisingly muesli was readily available, it was called
cattle feed.
Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a
picture of a real one..
Water came out of the tap, if someone had suggested
bottling it and charging more than petrol for it they would
have become a laughing stock.
The one thing that we never ever had on our table in the
fifties .. was elbows!
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Re: When i was a child

How things have changed.
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Re: When i was a child

And wine was terrible as it was British...…….
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Re: When i was a child

And Britain was an independent county with a navy and air force. We even had planes to fly from the aircraft carriers and battleships with engines that didn't need drastic repairs after a few months at sea. Electric cars were something kids put a battery in and played with etc. etc. etc. Not forgetting that cameras only had a couple of buttons and used those weird roll things you had to insert before taking photos.. was it called film ?

Ahhhh those were indeed the good days.


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And wine was terrible as it was British...…….
Not half as terrible as the stuff the British tourists now fill their 10 gallon containers with in France, from a device that resembles a fuel pump. It tastes more like watered down Ribena than wine. And no.... I have never purchased any but my half witted neighbour has. He thinks any liquid that has a very faint percentage of alcohol is great

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And wine was terrible as it was British...…….
I don’t remember British wine. I do remember that those funny shaped bottles of Mateus Rose were a special treat in our house, not that I ever got more than a sip.
We had numerous car makers, most were crap, destroyed by the unions.
We had doctors who did house calls.
Dentists were free.
Fat people were few and far between.
Buses were cheap and plentiful.
Trains were like buses.
Cyclists went unnoticed.
Fish and chips wasn’t an expensive luxury.
Police were respected (feared?)
Britain made stuff.
Cross-ply tyres were crap!
Music was better.
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Re: When i was a child

Kids had scurvy and rickets, many people didn't make it to 65, etc.

Sadly, this is still true in many parts of the world, but - as far as the UK is concerned - you can keep the good old days...
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I’ll take a mix of both.
I’d rather die before 65 than live many years with dementia or various other disabilities.
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Re: When i was a child

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/...e-Fifties.html

If you go back a bit further you'd be dying in a trench, down a mine or up a chimney.

Still come 31st of October we can laugh at the fat our-says queueing for food as we die waiting for our drugs to arrive, but at least we will be in control of our own lives again.
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Re: When i was a child

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Surprisingly muesli was readily available, it was called
cattle feed.
I can remember the local greengrocer selling locust beans. They were quite tasty. I believe that they're only used in cattle feed now.

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I’ll take a mix of both.
I’d rather die before 65 than live many years with dementia or various other disabilities.
Speaking as a reasonably fit 67yo I'm quite glad I didn't die at 65. However I agree about ending my days dribbling in a care home, if I get to that stage I'll start researching euthanasia!

There were two major bus operators where I grew up, the private company Midland Red, and Birmingham Corporation Transport. The same journey on the latter was half the price and the buses much cleaner than the former. Some Midland Red buses were so filthy you could barely see out of the windows! A bit like the BR trains of the period .

No Jax, they weren't the good old days, and nowadays we don't need such a big navy and airforce because membership of the EU has kept us free of the old European wars for over seventy years. And guess what? We're still an independent country!
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We had numerous car makers, most were crap, destroyed by the unions.

Cross-ply tyres were crap!
Agreed, although many of the makes such as Austin, Morris, Wolsey, MG, Riley, etc. came from the same factories. Likewise Hillman and Sunbeam and some others who were part of the Rootes group.

And if you crashed one of those cars at anything above about 20 MPH you were dead!
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Agreed, although many of the makes such as Austin, Morris, Wolsey, MG, Riley, etc. came from the same factories. Likewise Hillman and Sunbeam and some others who were part of the Rootes group.

And if you crashed one of those cars at anything above about 20 MPH you were dead!
Not forgetting Vanden Plas.
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And guess what? We're still an independent country!

Not yet Otto but we soon will be

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Not forgetting Vanden Plas.
Ahh yes the Vanden Plas, with their Rolls Royce engines. I wonder how many tonnes of CO2 they generated per Kilometre?

I remember my father brought one home on one occasion. I think it had a four litre engine. Lovey car with proper leather seats and a wonderful leathery smell inside. That was long before all new cars came with the same plasticky smell.
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