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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.
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    1679 days ago
    thanks for sharing your memories
    1679 days ago
    emoticon memories
    1679 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your memories.
    1679 days ago
    You take me back to many good and not so good memories. Thanks for the walks down those memory lanes.
    1679 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    those were the days as the song goes!!!
    great memories too.............
    thanks for sharing.......
    blessings and hugs............lita
    1679 days ago
    My husband never throws anything out, but recently I got him to toss out the little 13 inch one we bought in 1973. Those were the days.
    1679 days ago
  • RDEE22
    I remember when Cappuccino arrived in Melbourne with the Italian immigrants, and my first capsicums, both when I was about 16. We are so lucky to live in a multicultural society. What a difference the different countries have made to our diet.
    1680 days ago
    I remember our picnics. We would walk for miles or if we were hungry we only walked to the grave yard. We sat on the huge flat topped crypts and ate our Bread and Jam or Bread and condensed milk. We carried a milk bottle filled with tap water. No wonder I never drink anything cold or hot.
    Those were the days my friend. I look back on the joys we had but we lived way below the poverty line. We never "LONGED" for anything, we got what we were given. Too polite to ask for anything more.

    Our kids made wish lists at christmas. Many kids have buy me lists weekly.
    TV and movies came in to our lives and the world was giving people wants beyond our means. I am glad we were taught moderation. HUGS and so much love Anna. Pat in Maine USA emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1680 days ago
    I had my own black and white T.V. for my room. Really small but when I moved out on my own it was still my T.V and lasted well into my 30s as things lasted then.

    I remember when pizza and tacos came to our small town. I had never heard of them before but loved them.

    My home town had a large Italian population so I grew up being exposed to that kind of food a lot.
    1680 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I remember getting a small black and white tv also for the first time. We loved it.

    I grew up in Hawaii so I was used to foods from many cultures. It was wonderful. However, we did not have Greek food there then. I envy your homemade lunches. Now kids get free pre-cooked lunches in the cafeteria that are not healthy.

    Love your memories.
    1680 days ago
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