Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Thank you for your memories. They were different times.
I remember when...
Ah, those memories. I think I was twelve when we got our Black and white Television. Before that, I remember listening to the radio serials such as Dad and Dave, Tarzan, and others, and then using our imagination to talk about what would happen in next week's episode. What is missing today is not having everything in front of you and being able to just imagine. I remember the dunny in the backyard(toilet). I remember going to the pictures and grandpa giving us a shilling to spend.
There was always a feature film and a serial such as 'The Shadow" or the 'Phantom". I also remember having a copper to wash the clothes with wood to get the water boiling and the wringer to wring the clothes. Wow, everyone has brought up different things. I don't have a dishwasher today, nor airconditioning so can't say it's better as I have never gotten used to having these. Ah yes, walking 3 miles to and from school and going home for lunch. We kids all played rounders in the street. I used slates at school but now the kids are using I-pads???
No such thing as a picky eater at home - you ate what you got. If I went to a friend's, I had to be home before sunset. So much more to say, but I'd better stop here and maybe we could write another blog.
Also, I haven't driven for nearly 30 years so I say I am doing my bit for the environment by taking public transport and we never had a car while I was growing up. I think my dad got one when I was 20 but I had already flown the coop. I also remember when we used to take our Greek food to school and kids would go yuk - especially as in the 50's no one here had heard of Greek yoghurt or stuffed vine leaves or olives and salami, he he he. Makes me laugh thinking back and realising how far we have come in accepting national foods of other nationalities and being tolerant of one another's cultures.
A melting pot. It's a wonderful world.