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DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN...?

All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?

It took five minutes for the TV warm up?



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

Nobody owned a purebred dog?



When a a shilling was a decent allowance?

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?

Your Mum wore stockings 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 windshield cleaned, oil checked, and petrol pumped,
without asking, all for free, every time?
And you didn't pay for air?

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?

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



When a 66 Ford 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 ."

and playing footy 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?

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?

When being sent to the principal's office was nothing
compared to 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.

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


As well as summers filled with bike rides, cricket games,
Hula Hoops, monkey bars, jilgying, visits to the beach and "conversation" lollies.
 

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Mother Nature said:
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN...?

All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?

It took five minutes for the TV warm up?



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

Nobody owned a purebred dog?



When a a shilling was a decent allowance?

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?

Your Mum wore stockings 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 windshield cleaned, oil checked, and petrol pumped,
without asking, all for free, every time?
And you didn't pay for air?

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?

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



When a 66 Ford 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 ."

and playing footy 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?

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?

When being sent to the principal's office was nothing
compared to 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.

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


As well as summers filled with bike rides, cricket games,
Hula Hoops, monkey bars, jilgying, visits to the beach and "conversation" lollies.
Hi mother nature!!! What about when Waggon wheels were big & you were little !!! How about a Hoadleys Tex bar??? The Marx Bros, Three Stooges Abott & Costello. I could go on but i won,t!!! Ah memories.
 

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How about Choo Choo Bars, White Knights, Drive Inns, crossply tyres, no speed cameras, Morris Marina's, Simca's,?
 

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Mother Nature said:
It took five minutes for the TV warm up?
Surely you jest! You cannot be serious Lisa.....never.....I would have kicked the thing a couple of times and it would have worked!

Actually I remember we had a TV, actually still do...but it's broken...that used to flicker for ages before it finally decided to stop and show a proper image after over 5 minutes a lot of the time! Being a youngun, it was annoying!
 

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Yes, Yes and Yes, as they say the good old days,

Red Frogs cost but a few cents
 

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ELGT4me said:
...Three Stooges...
They're still around. Not called Larry, Moe and Curly, but they're around...


:p
 

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god that makes me feel like 100 trs old..

nah i had a tv that took a power plug and took minutes to warm up..

also some of that stuff i still do..

i remember going along picking up 2cent coins etc,oh the good old days..
 

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FordHawk said:
Actually I remember we had a TV, actually still do...but it's broken...that used to flicker for ages before it finally decided to stop and show a proper image after over 5 minutes a lot of the time! Being a youngun, it was annoying!

Sounds like my current garage TV.... Turn it on 5 mins before I want to watch something whilst working in the garage!!
 

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I remember those times!!!!!

On the history chanel.


I would love to have a look back at the 60's in Aus.
 

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I remember being able to leave your house unlocked, home or not. I'd never do that these days.. sad how things change. :fraz:
 

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Return to the seventies,disco and drag racing on public roads.Get pulled over and the cops were more interested in the car than the speed you were doing.
 

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yes the good ole days, if only we all could experience the day of old, we would appreciate more our conveniences but as mentioned the cost we have now to pay, not being able to leave your car unattended keys in it and all, not being able to trust that the carton of milk hasn't been tampered with..
but i don't know i'm only 21
 

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meh! startin to show your true age pplz...u old buggers!!! :p
 

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black and white TV ?? Space 1999 ??
The first song I can remember being released was Fox on The Run by Sweet ....
Yup.. I do feel old now
 
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