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  • #1040960
    Avatarstarlaugh
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    My old man sent me this email, i am a little to young for some of it to apply to me, but i thought some of the fellow partyviber’s who are a bit older might remember some of it:

    Quote:
    Hereโ€™s a trip down memory lane for you!
    Aww the good all days! memories.
    Close your eyes and go back in time…
    Before the Internet…
    Before semi-automatics, joyriders and crack….
    Before SEGA or Super Nintendo…
    Way back……..

    I’m talking about Hide and Seek in the park.
    The corner shop.
    Hopscotch.
    Butterscotch.
    Skipping.
    Handstands.
    Football with an old can.
    Fingerbob.

    Beano, Dandy, Buster, Twinkle and Dennis the Menace.

    Roly Poly.
    Hula Hoops, jumping the stream, building dams.
    The smell of the sun and fresh cut grass.
    Bazooka Joe bubble gum.

    An ice cream cone on a warm summer night from the van that plays a tune.
    Chocolate or vanilla or strawberry or maybe Neapolitan or perhaps screwball.

    Wait……

    Watching Saturday morning cartoons, short commercials or the flicks.
    Children’s Film Foundation, The Double Deckers, Red Hand Gang,
    Tomorrow People, Tiswas or Swapshop?, and ‘Why Don’t You’? – or staying up for Doctor Who.

    When around the corner seemed far away and going into town seemed like going somewhere.

    Earwigs, wasps, stinging nettles and bee stings.
    Sticky fingers.
    Playing Marbles. Ball bearings. Big ‘uns and Little ‘uns.
    Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, and Zorro.
    Climbing trees.
    Making igloos out of snow banks.

    Walking to school, no matter what the weather.
    Running till you were out of breath, laughing so hard that your stomach hurt.
    Jumping on the bed. Pillow fights and tying each other up
    Spinning around on roundabouts, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles.
    Being tired from playing….remember that?

    The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
    Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
    Football cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
    Choppers and Grifters.

    Eating raw jelly. Orange squash ice pops. Vimto and Jubbly lollies

    Remember when…

    There were two types of trainers – girls and boys, and Dunlop Green Flash
    The only time you wore them at School was for P.E.
    And they were called gym shoes or if you are older – plimsoles

    You knew everyone in your street – and so did your parents.
    It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘best’ friends.

    You didn’t sleep a wink on Christmas Eve.

    When nobody owned a pure-bred dog.

    When 25p was decent pocket money
    Curly Whirlys. Space Dust. Toffo’s.
    Top Trumps.
    When you’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
    When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him or use him to carry groceries and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it.

    When being sent to the head’s office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving pupil at home.
    Basically, we were in fear for our lives but it wasn’t because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs etc.

    Remember when….

    Decisions were made by going “Ip, Dip, Dog Shit”

    Race issue” meant arguing about who ran the fastest.

    Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in Monopoly

    The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was germs.
    And the worst thing in your day was having to sit next to one.

    It was unbelievable that ‘British Bulldog 123’ wasn’t an Olympic event.
    Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a catapult.

    Nobody was prettier than Mum.
    Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.

    Taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin.
    Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
    Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true.

    Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.

    If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED.

    Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their grown life…

    I DOUBLE-DARE YOU

    #1102339
    AvatarAngel
    Moderator

    I can remember most of these things..

    I think it was so much easier to be a kid then,but times change..

    I can sometimes feel very sad that my kids can’t experience these things..

    I think I enjoyed the small things in life,as your father say

    You knew everyone in your street – and so did your parents.
    It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘best’ friends.

    People don’t have the time for this anymore..

    I’m talking about Hide and Seek in the park.
    The corner shop.
    Hopscotch.
    Butterscotch.
    Skipping.
    Handstands.
    Football with an old can.
    Fingerbob.

    Now its computers..

    The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was germs.
    And the worst thing in your day was having to sit next to one.

    RATFLMAO :laugh_at::laugh_at: true true

    I enjoyed being a child raaaraaa

    #1102352
    Avatartarifa
    Participant

    OMG starlaugh you just made an oldie very fluffy

    but the bit about laughing so hard your stomach hurt I actually did that the other day with PV! the Flyin drunk vid, dont know why but it tickled my fancy something lovely i was in pieces!:laugh_at: :laugh_at: :laugh_at:

    Nice one babe, that’s my warm an cuddly bit for the day ๐Ÿ˜‰

    But they forgot one other bit; the white poo from all those mongrel muts, where’d it all go? sorry to lower the tone but seriously . . . ?

    an hubba-bubba + caramac, cap guns, rocket ships, playing on wasteground (but avoiding the mac-wearing wierdos), climbing trees, roller-skates, jumping off the swings, damming up streams an all those visits to A & E ahhhhhhh those were the daze . . . . have i missed anything?

    #1102346
    Avatarstarlaugh
    Participant
    tarifa wrote:
    But they forgot one other bit; the white poo from all those mongrel muts, where’d it all go? sorry to lower the tone but seriously . . . ?

    :laugh_at: Yeah i remember in summer walking to school and always wondering why there was white dog poo everywhere! Maybe people clean it up before i goes white!

    tarifa wrote:
    an hubba-bubba + caramac, cap guns, rocket ships, playing on wasteground (but avoiding the mac-wearing wierdos), climbing trees, roller-skates, jumping off the swings, damming up streams an all those visits to A & E ahhhhhhh those were the daze . . . . have i missed anything?

    Visits to A&E! I knew the nurses by name and they knew me, i would be sent to X-ray and told “go on Lee you know the way” The longest i spent away from Musgrove Park Hospital was 4 Months……. :hopeless:

    #1102347
    Avatarstarlaugh
    Participant

    Ah i have just been sent another one! Slightly different and one i can relate to better… :wave:

    Quote:
    BORN BEFORE 1986?

    According to today’s regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s probably shouldn’t have survived, because our baby cots were covered with brightly coloured Lead-based paint which was promptly chewed and licked.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or latches on doors or cabinets and it was fine to play with pans. When we rode our bikes, we wore no helmets, just flip-flops and fluorescent ‘spokey dokey’s’ on our wheels.

    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or airbags and riding
    in the passenger seat was a treat. We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle and it tasted the same.

    We ate chips, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy juice with sugar in
    it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing. We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle or can and no-one
    actually died from this.

    We would spend hours building go-carts out of scraps and then went top speed down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into stinging nettles a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

    We would leave home in the morning and could play all day, as long as we
    were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us and no one minded.

    We did not have Play stations or X-Boxes, no video games at all.

    No 99 channels on TV, no videotape movies, no surround sound, no mobile
    phones, no personal computers, no DVDs, no Internet chatrooms.

    We had friends – we went outside and found them. We played elastics and
    rounders, and sometimes that ball really hurt! We fell out of trees, got cut, and broke bones but there were no law suits.

    We played knock-the-door-run-away and were actually afraid of the owners catching us. We walked to friends’ homes. We also, believe it or not, WALKED to school; we didn’t rely on mummy or daddy to drive us to school, which was just round the corner.

    We made up games with sticks and tennis balls. We rode bikes in packs of 7 and wore our coats by only the hood. The idea of a parent bailing us out if
    we broke a law was unheard of…they actually sided with the law.

    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem
    solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of
    innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

    And you’re one of them.

    Congratulations!

    Pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow as real kids, before
    lawyers and government regulated our lives, for “our own good”.

    For those of you who aren’t old enough, thought you might like to read about us.

    This my friends, is surprisingly frightening……and it might put a smile
    on your face:

    The majority of students in universities today were born in 1986….The
    Uptown Girl they know is by Westlife not Billy Joel.

    They have never heard of Rick Astley, Bananarama, Nena Cherry or Belinda
    Carlisle.

    For them, there has always been only one Germany and one Vietnam. AIDS has existed since they were born. CD’s have existed since they were born.
    Michael Jackson has always been white.

    To them John Travolta has always been round in shape and they can’t imagine how this fat guy could be a god of dance.

    They believe that Charlie’s Angels and Mission Impossible are films from
    last year. They can never imagine life before computers.

    They’ll never have pretended to be the A-Team, the Dukes of Hazard or the Famous Five.

    They can’t believe a black and white television ever existed.

    And they will never understand how we could leave the house without a mobile phone.

    Now let’s check if we’re getting old…

    1. You understand what was written above and you smile.
    2. You need to sleep more, usually until the afternoon, after a night out.
    3. Your friends are getting married/already married
    4. You are always surprised to see small children playing comfortably with
    computers.
    5. When you see children with mobile phones, you shake your head.
    6. Having read this, you are thinking of forwarding it to some other friends
    because you think they will like it too…

    Must be a day for remembering being a kid! :wave:

    #1102340
    AvatarAngel
    Moderator

    I love these 2 letters..

    But they make me feel very old..:cry::cry:

    How could things change so fast,it seems like only yesterday I was a kid

    ( i know it’s not )

    Thanks for sharing them :group_hug

    #1102348
    Avatarstarlaugh
    Participant
    Angel wrote:
    I love these 2 letters..

    But they make me feel very old..:cry::cry:

    How could things change so fast,it seems like only yesterday I was a kid

    ( i know it’s not )

    Thanks for sharing them :group_hug

    Your not old Angel! a few more years till you can be that yet :group_hug

    #1102353
    Avatartarifa
    Participant
    Angel wrote:
    I think I enjoyed the small things in life,

    I agree with you. The less you have the more you appreciate things. Its not just kids that are swamped with ‘stuff’ nowadays.

    An as for A&E starlaugh! I was known in my local by name too! the nurses were always so nice to me, maybe that’s why i do what i do.

    However i did try their patience once. I spent all afternoon there, i broke my wrist and they plastered it all up for me and sent me home.

    I got home an went to show all my mates an my best friends older brother (who i fancied of course, he was bout 12 an i was bout 9) dared me to do a handstand, which of course i then had to ! !

    HOLY FUCK :omg: :omg: :omg: my dad arrived outta nowhere, heard me scream from down the road apparently and rushed me back to the A&E. Re-x-rayed etc, i’d sent slivers of bone into my hand ooopps, an they didnt seem to understand that i’d had no choice! adults have no idea do they!

    yeah, i know, but man he was gorgeous . . .:love:

    #1102335
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant

    the 70’s were skill

    only things it missed was glastonbury festival costing ยฃ5 for a family for a week and a half

    and getting 10p back on you bottles of pop

    good finds star

    happy daze ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1102354
    Avatartarifa
    Participant
    Angel wrote:
    I love these 2 letters..

    But they make me feel very old..:cry::cry:

    How could things change so fast,it seems like only yesterday I was a kid

    ( i know it’s not )

    Thanks for sharing them :group_hug

    oh no honey, don’t be sad, ur NOT old (coz if u are then i am!) 36 isn’t old! 86 is old! 36 is where its at! :bounce_fl :bounce_fl :bounce_fl :group_hug

    don be sad because it’s over ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ , smile becoz it happened :weee: :weee: :weee: . be happy we’ve got nice memories of childhood, and at least some memories of our twenties!:wave:

    an remember rose-coloured specs an all that, wud you go back to bed times an school an no money an no sex an no parties and no naughtiness and no party vibe an all that?:obey: :obey: :obey:

    #1102342
    AvatarShit Robot
    Participant
    globalloon wrote:
    the 70’s were skill

    Crombie coats,harrington jackets,stripey tanktops,Ben sherman shirts,oxblood DMs ,Parralel jeans or if you were that way inclined

    HUGE platform shoes,those funny baggy trousers with the waistband full of buttons and pockets on the side,tartan bomber jackets cant think what else I was the top wardobe:groucho:

    HaHa see how old I am Woot!!!!

    #1102336
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant
    GoodDoG wrote:
    Crombie coats,harrington jackets,stripey tanktops,Ben sherman shirts,oxblood DMs ,Parralel jeans or if you were that way inclined

    HUGE platform shoes,those funny baggy trousers with the waistband full of buttons and pockets on the side,tartan bomber jackets cant think what else I was the top wardobe:groucho:

    HaHa see how old I am Woot!!!!

    corduroy dungarees, big collared check shirts, no shoes or brown sandals and basin hair cuts

    that’s the way i was rocking it :weee:

    #1102343
    AvatarShit Robot
    Participant

    Ha! I forgot about the big collered check shirts,rounded tips on the collar if i remember right.Haircut was feathered every time lol (Ah the shame)

    #1102332
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator
    tarifa wrote:
    don be sad because it’s over ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ , smile becoz it happened :weee: :weee: :weee: . be happy we’ve got nice memories of childhood, and at least some memories of our twenties!:wave:

    an remember rose-coloured specs an all that,

    exactly.

    I understand the nostalgia and agree with the sentiments that children might have more toys but more worries and less space to play in now (mostly because of more space being allocated to the motor car and private property of various kinds), but it wasn’t as good as it was made out to be

    if you were a kid back then your parents sheltered you from a lot of the harsher stuff.

    these emails don’t mention

    • constant strikes and bitter industrial disputes (the miners were essentially battered until they caved in)
    • riots in London and inner cities all through the 70s and 80s
    • football hooliganism, sexism, racism and hard man culture (in HMP today they now have to have wings which are more like nursing homes because there are so many lifers who committed murders during the 70s and 80s)
    • Chernobyl and Challenger
    • Thatcho
    • watching “Threads” and being shit scared about what might happen (although as I lived in Reading around that time I wasn’t that despondent as I felt that at least you wouldn’t suffer due to the direct hit on AWE Aldermaston)

    To be brutally honest schooldays growing up during the 70s if you weren’t white were fairly shit due to the racism, although things got better during the 1980s as todays much derided “political correctness” forced together kids from different ethnic groups under the watchful eyes of teachers and made them learn about one another.

    Surprisingly despite Thatcho (or perhaps due to the short term economic gains of her earlier years) I still think teenage life in the 1980s wasn’t that bad, and we had the right balance between technology and socialising back then.

    I wouldn’t want to be accessing this site via a 300bps modem though :laugh_at:

    as for white dog poo, the reason for this is that 70s/80s dog food was bulked out with bone meal and chalk, as dogs would eat it without protest (unlike cats who know when they are being stitched up).

    Nowadays meat is cheaper due to overproduction and BSE scares make bonemeal harder to use so there is more “meat” in pet food (probably ropey bits of animals that we were eating back in the 70s/80s in our processed food)

    #1102351
    AvatarDiamond Girl
    Participant

    Oh no! I can remember most of these things. didnt think i wuz old but guess i must be! Just think what lists will be made up by generations to come! I think I wuld prefer this list!!x

    #1102344
    AvatarShit Robot
    Participant
    tarifa wrote:
    an remember rose-coloured specs an all that,

    Yeah! The irony is that when you are in your teenage years you have great plans,loads of enthusiasm,a million and one ideas ect,and yet rarely the opportunity or funds to realise any of them untill you are older you gain funds ect when sadly for a lot of people it seems the enthusiasm is just not there anymore and everything revolves around jobs and mortgages ect.

    #1102333
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator
    GoodDoG wrote:
    Yeah! The irony is that when you are in your teenage years you have great plans,loads of enthusiasm,a million and one ideas ect,and yet rarely the opportunity or funds to realise any of them untill you are older you gain funds ect when sadly for a lot of people it seems the enthusiasm is just not there anymore and everything revolves around jobs and mortgages ect.

    This is something I think did get better in the late 80s to 90s…

    thanks to technology advances and for a while at least better employment prospects (particularly with the IT/dot com boom) stuff like decks, computers, and music equipment has now become affordable – even without having to serve up loads of drugs (and eventually get nicked or jacked) to pay for it!

    it might be slightly harsher now as younger people face more competition for jobs due to outsourcing and immigration (which is the real reason why I think a lot of younger people are less “multicultural” than they used to be)

    Today though you’ve increasingly got people in their teens to early 20s actually setting up a whole free party rig which was rare even 10 years ago…

    #1102355
    Avatartarifa
    Participant
    GoodDoG wrote:
    Yeah! The irony is that when you are in your teenage years you have great plans,loads of enthusiasm,a million and one ideas ect,and yet rarely the opportunity or funds to realise any of them untill you are older you gain funds ect when sadly for a lot of people it seems the enthusiasm is just not there anymore and everything revolves around jobs and mortgages ect.

    evolution wise that’s the best way tho.

    the young have the get up an go, they take risks etc

    the older people, who’ve got experience (they’ve managed to survive after all!) are more sedate, by nature.

    this gives the tribe a source of forward movement in the young but also protects the older ‘wiser’ members from themselves hence preserving knowledge and experience.

    which is one reason its so sickening that in western culture as soon as ur no longer commercially productive ur on the scrapper ! :rant: :rant: :rant:

    #1102334
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator
    tarifa wrote:
    which is one reason its so sickening that in western culture as soon as ur no longer commercially productive ur on the scrapper ! :rant: :rant: :rant:

    or are judged as early as age 15/16 (as boothy mentioned) as to whether you are worth supporting by society…

    #1102356
    Avatartarifa
    Participant

    good point

    #1102350
    Avatarparge
    Participant

    Ive still got my nintendo 64 who cares about graphics donkey kong wups any of these shitty new games there all about fighting…but i must fank modern day ELECTRICKARY for the music were would we be without the humble synthesiser? that question was largeley retorecal…..:wink::wink::wink:

    #1102345
    Avatar665
    Participant
    parge wrote:
    Ive still got my nintendo 64

    The only one I have is the Super Nintendo…Someone more vintage?

    #1102331
    AvatarAnonymous

    aah, good old days!raaa

    #1102338
    AvatarquietRIOT
    Participant

    omg ……………i loved the 70s ………thats so cool…..:love:

    #1102349
    Avatarstarlaugh
    Participant
    april wrote:
    omg ……………i loved the 70s ………thats so cool…..:love:

    Humm i never saw the 70’s, back then i was just an itch in my oldmans nut sack :laugh_at:

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