MEMORIES FOR THOSE OVER THE AGE OF 40 – UNDER 40 YOU WON’T UNDERSTAND
My mum used to cut chicken ,chop eggs and spread butter on bread on the same cutting board with the same knife, admittedly the board was washed after, but we didn’t seem to get food poisoning.
Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in pack coolers, but I can’t remember getting e,coli .
Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake or at the beach instead of a pristine pool.
We all took PE…and risked permanent injury with a pair of Dunlop sandshoes instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors that cost almost as much as a car. I can’t recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.
We got the cane for doing something wrong at school, they used to call it discipline yet we all grew up to accept the rules and to honor and respect those older than us.
We had 50 kids in our class and we all learned to read and write, do maths and spell almost all the words needed to write a grammatically correct letter.
We all said prayers in school and sang the national anthem, and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention.
I thought I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself
I just can’t imagine how bored we were without computers,Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or digital TV cable stations….We were not.!!
Oh yes.. and where was the antibiotics and sterilization kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed !
We played (King of the Hill ) on piles of gravel left on vacant building sites (I used to play Cowboys and Indians ) and when we got hurt, mum pulled out the 2/6p bottle of iodine and then we got our backside spanked (I also got sent to my room ) Now its a trip to the emergency room, followed by a l0 day dose of antibiotics and then mum calls the lawyer to sue the contractor for leaving a vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.
How on earth did we ever survive.
LOVE TO ALL OF US WHO SHARED THIS ERA. I WOULDN’T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING
THEY WERE THE GOOD OLD DAYS !!!….Life’s most simple pleasures are very often the best.