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The good old days.

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What was better back in the day. 

I miss booking holidays in travel agents and excitedly waiting for the tickets and baggage tags to come in the post.

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58 minutes ago, simmo said:

What was better back in the day. 

I miss booking holidays in travel agents and excitedly waiting for the tickets and baggage tags to come in the post.

I am old enough to remember 'choo choo'  trains that connected small towns in south west Scotland.  Axed by Beeching  which was a shame as the roads after that were jammed with juggernaut lorries coming and going from Ireland to different parts of the UK and Europe.  I liked the small compartments with the corridor outside.  Much more civilised than the big overcrowded carriages of today.  People seemed far more polite too back in the day.

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Black Magic, Smarties, Cadbury, Aero bars. More proper chocolate, less sugar and additives.

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I miss getting home and finding out what was for tea. Mobile phones have ruined it.

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3 hours ago, simmo said:

What was better back in the day. 

I miss booking holidays in travel agents and excitedly waiting for the tickets and baggage tags to come in the post.

I do hate the way the internet has made us do other people's jobs for free and made us think it's a really good idea.

 

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1947, Ration books, a penny a week pocket money. No such thing as tv. My first job at WH Smiths, Bradford and my first wage, a princely £2.50 a week. Moving over to wool classing and a huge £3.25 a week. Watching the coronation on a 9” tv at a neighbour’s.

Cheers, Bobj.

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5 hours ago, simmo said:

What was better back in the day. 

I miss booking holidays in travel agents and excitedly waiting for the tickets and baggage tags to come in the post.

Travel agent? Teletext mate,, you didn't need to leave your living room,lol.

Seriously though, i used to love taking home all the holiday brochures from the travel agent and looking at the different areas and hotels. 

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If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

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2 hours ago, Bobj said:

1947, Ration books, a penny a week pocket money. No such thing as tv. My first job at WH Smiths, Bradford and my first wage, a princely £2.50 a week. Moving over to wool classing and a huge £3.25 a week. Watching the coronation on a 9” tv at a neighbour’s.

Cheers, Bobj.

OMG, You were well paid.

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getting a proper gig ticket stub , used to put them all in one frame ...


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Mums home made food …...always sat down to a proper meal 

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The freedom for kids to wander the streets and visit each other’s houses with very few cars around and no perverts hiding round every corner

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35 minutes ago, renebascossarabi said:

Ok Boomer.

 

 

ok , can you please enlighten us on what the term boomer is all about ?


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1 hour ago, tonyman said:

ok , can you please enlighten us on what the term boomer is all about ?

Google's a bit slow in Australia isn't it.

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1 hour ago, tonyman said:

Mums home made food …...always sat down to a proper meal 

We still sit down to a home cooked meal and talk to each other. I don't understand people who eat in front of the telly. Even if we get a take away, we'll eat it up the table. I guess that's weird these days.

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1 hour ago, renebascossarabi said:

That seems to be a very sophisticated response.

I felt you were having a bit of difficulty with following the nuances of a theological discussion earlier.

Does sock puppetry mean anything.

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11 minutes ago, newjez said:

We still sit down to a home cooked meal and talk to each other. I don't understand people who eat in front of the telly. Even if we get a take away, we'll eat it up the table. I guess that's weird these days.

Most seem not to own a table!

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1 hour ago, starlight7 said:

The freedom for kids to wander the streets and visit each other’s houses with very few cars around and no perverts hiding round every corner

More cars about maybe but nothing else has changed. Kids should still have the freedom to wander the streets and visit their friends houses, all mine did. Perverts were as about then as now, we are just more aware of it. I was born in the mid 60’s and I remember the odd shocking thing in the newspapers happening to kids. There was no internet so unless you happen to see it in a newspaper you wouldn’t know.  My mum who was born in the 30’s knew of a girl who had a baby as a result of a rape. When I was 15 my friend and I were stalked by a pervert over many months. He never actually tried anything on but would follow us, make suggestions about what we could all do together and never missed a chance to flash his willy at us. We were stupid enough to just find it all funny.  Just thought he was a dirty old man. He would have been in his 30’s, maybe 40’s.  If the internet existed years ago the same amount of child porn and perverted stuff would be out there being viewed by millions. It’s sad people think kids can’t go out these days. I know someone who’s son is 14 and he’s not allowed out anywhere, he’s even dropped to school. . When I think of my happy childhood and my kids happy childhoods that makes me sad.  We have to allow them to learn life skills.

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13 minutes ago, newjez said:

We still sit down to a home cooked meal and talk to each other. I don't understand people who eat in front of the telly. Even if we get a take away, we'll eat it up the table. I guess that's weird these days.

im talking about having tea with my parents …….40 years ago 


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13 hours ago, simmo said:

What was better back in the day. 

I miss booking holidays in travel agents and excitedly waiting for the tickets and baggage tags to come in the post.

Nice to be able to check in online though and save hours 

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Not at all....... Boomer could be roos ect but maybe I've missed something in other threads, just easier to be straight forward and ask what Boomer is related to....

Google's a bit slow in Australia isn't it.

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....... Everyone has a table in Oz..... Can't fit them in the UK houses....

Most seem not to own a table!

 


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19 minutes ago, tonyman said:

Not at all....... Boomer could be roos ect but maybe I've missed something in other threads, just easier to be straight forward and ask what Boomer is related to....

Baby boomer.

They were named after the baby boom after the war.

44 - 66

I'm generation x

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Thanks, I'm Gen X too..........

Baby boomer.
They were named after the baby boom after the war.
44 - 66
I'm generation x

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