CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

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Post by Stanley » 10 Jul 2018, 02:03

The nearest I got to that was a home made scooter during the war. It was wooden and had large wheels off a trolley! Hours of fun with it though, it was well made.....
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Post by Cathy » 10 Jul 2018, 06:40

Oh wow, yes I can remember playing on a billy-cart, must have been homemade, maybe a neighbours? Lots of fun.
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Post by Stanley » 11 Jul 2018, 03:18

There was a genuine old fashioned herbalist in Prince's Street in Stockport and mother always took us in for a drink. My favourite between Sarsaparilla and Dandelion and Burdock was the latter..... Much more flavour than modern pop and no bubbles.
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Post by Cathy » 11 Jul 2018, 06:03

I used to love Sarsaparilla (ella, alla ?? Haha)
For the last few decades I only have fizzy drinks if I have had an operation, it really helps to get all the air out after being opened up.
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Post by Stanley » 11 Jul 2018, 06:07

That and cleaning rust off metal is about the only thing they are fit for. Can't remember the last time I had any pop. We have good water and I love it!
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Post by Stanley » 12 Jul 2018, 03:39

I remember from being very young that anyone who was 'different' frightened me. There was a bloke who rode round on a tricycle preaching about God and he frightened us to death!
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Post by Stanley » 13 Jul 2018, 03:19

Can you remember bogey men being used to stop us doing things our parents didn't approve of. "The bogey man will get you!" I never knew exactly what a bogey man was but for a long time it was very effective. There was one in the River Mersey when I was a lad and of course that was to try to make us avoid the river which was dangerous, not only because of the danger of drowning but because it was so polluted in those days. Hard to credit it now but it stank in low water and summer because it was really an open sewer. One of the biggest improvements in the last 100 years has been the quality of the water in our rivers.
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Post by Stanley » 14 Jul 2018, 03:48

Flypapers hung up in the house with a coating of dead flies......
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Post by Nolic » 14 Jul 2018, 04:45

Still a fairly common sight in some of the gites we have stayed ay in France. Nolic
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Post by Stanley » 14 Jul 2018, 05:31

Morning Comrade. I still have some and am thinking of hanging one up. Having the back door open to get some cool air in as letting them get at me!
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Post by Stanley » 16 Jul 2018, 04:23

The rosy glow of memory suggests that in those days summer was always summer but that's not true. I remember how miserable rainy days were when we couldn't go out and play. remember that we had no modern waterproofs and getting wet was seen as a certain route to illness! So it was reading and listening to the wireless.... Today's kids wouldn't notice it, they would retire to their bedrooms and live online! Perhaps that's why I used to read my mother's Woman's Weekly and father's Practical Engineer! Always a good thing when 'the sun came out'!
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