Morning all !
As you can see, I am still finding my feet with regard to the use of my I-Phone to update the blog !
I have had this little ditty stored on my phone for some weeks now. I can’t take credit for it, a friend and colleague of mine showed it me, and it made me smile. I hope it makes you smile too !
WE WAS BRUNG UP PROPER!!
“And we never had a whole Mars bar until 1993″!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO WERE BORN IN THE
1930′s 1940′s, 50′s, 60′s and 70′s
First, some of us survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.
Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.
As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
Take away food was limited
to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds, KFC, Subway or Nandos.
Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn’t open on the weekends, somehow we didn’t starve to death!
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner-shop and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren’t overweight because……
WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the street lights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we’d
forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY,
no video/dvd films,
no mobile phones, no Personal Computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms………..WE HAD FRIENDS and we’d gone outside and found them!
Only girls had pierced ears!
We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time…
We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!
Mum didn’t have to go out to work to help Dad make ends meet !
FOOTBALL and CRICKET had try outs and not everyone made The Team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that – getting into the team was based on
Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and bully’s always ruled the playground at school.
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law!
Our parents didn’t invent stupid names for their kids like ‘Kiora’ and ‘Blade’ and ‘Ridge’ and ‘Vanilla’.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO
DEAL WITH IT ALL!
And YOU are one of them!
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to be KIDS, before the lawyers and the government do-gooders regulated our lives ‘for our own good’.
so they will know how brave their parents were.
PS -The big type is because at your age your eyes are not too good anymore!
So thanks to SA (he knows who he is!) for that little reality check. I am going to tuck into my packed lunch. I’ve opted for a Peruvian Mountain Quinoa Salad, with pasteurised pheasant milk…( it’s a super food !) To be fair, I got the idea from my good friend Cressida Ponsimby-Smythe, she gives it to her kids Taqrquin and Moonpie every day before they play out in those Gucci new bubble wrap suits !
Laters Peeps !