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Digindeep

Do you remember when ?

A 'Tablet' was something you took for say a headache.

A 'Mobile' was hung over a babies cot.
Rena

And a 'mouse' was a cats treat (after being caught and played with).... birds used to be the only ones to 'tweet' ....
bodger

And you'd never dream of using your 'dongle' in a public place.
glyn

bodger wrote:
And you'd never dream of using your 'dongle' in a public place.

   
sod

And windows were in frames to look outside throug

Apples were off trees and for eating
12Bore

And a netbook was a crochet pattern collection...
bodger

and young kids played for hours out in the garden, the fields or in the street?
btp

heres a few things that have changed
Checking out at the supermarket recently, the young cashier suggested I should bring my own bags because plastic bags werenít good for the environment. I apologized and explained, ďWe didnít have this green thing back in my earlier daysď.

The clerk responded, ďThatís our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generationsď.

She was right about one thingĖour generation didnít have the green thing in ďOurĒ day. So what did we have back then? After some reflection and soul-searching on ďOurĒ day, hereís what I remembered we did haveÖ.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, pop bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles repeatedly. So they really were recycled. But we didnít have the green thing back in our day.

We walked up stairs, because we didnít have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didnít climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didnít have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the babyís nappies because we didnít have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 240 volts ó wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right. We didnít have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house ó not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of Wales. In the kitchen, we blended & stirred by hand because we didnít have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.

Back then, we didnít fire up an engine and burn petrol just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didnít need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But sheís right. We didnít have the green thing back then.

We drank from a water fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didnít have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mums into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didnít need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isnít it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didnít have the green thing back then
Yorkshire Geordie

Morris dancing was a gay pastime.  
Digindeep

btp.......      spot on
btp

re Tablets

they were using these in2500BC

then apple came along and marketed them as a new THING
btp

re Tablets

they were using these in2500BC

then apple came along and marketed them as a new THING
bodger

Brown paper bags are definitely a thing of the past. They were very useful if you had an ugly girlfriend, you could always stick one over her head when you went out together.
horace

bodger wrote:
Brown paper bags are definitely a thing of the past. They were very useful if you had an ugly girlfriend, you could always stick one over her head when you went out together.
Are you speaking from experience  
bodger

Top Rank days mate. The lighting in there never was very good.
btp

a few ive picked up over the years

ēGolfer Sam Snead, playing a practice round against the much younger Buddy Cole at Augusta National, mused aloud about the trees between them and the hole: "When I was your age, I'd drive the ball right over those trees". After Cole took up the implicit challenge and failed, Snead pointed out that when he was Cole's age the trees were much shorter.
◦Note that this is actually a really old joke.  


◦Believe it or not, old people have been complaining about young people for almost three millenia. If even half of them were right, civilization should have completely decayed by now.
◦Of course they were taught to be polite, wait their turn and be respectful of their elders. Like every generation before and since, they didn't pay attention then, just as today's young don't pay attention now.

When I was your age, my mom sent me to the store with a quarter and I came back with a loaf of bread, a bottle of milk, and a newspaper. But you can't do that anymore because there's too many surveillance cameras.

Back in my day, we had to go out to a store to temporarily borrow a movie. When we played it, sometimes it wasn't rewound.

I remember having to open up the map book for my parents and keep flipping pages till I found where we were heading. Now I just take out my phone and say "Siri, take me to the strip club".

Back in my day, I played outside from 930 in the morning until dinnertime and my parents never once worried that I would get raped, kidnapped, or murdered

Back in my day we smoked actual weed not these fancy pants G-pens or what have you's.

I was born in 1956. Back in my day, NO ONE had a cordless phone. NO ONE had a a touch tone phone. Every phone had a dial. NO ONE had FM radio in their car. NO ONE had an answering machine or a calculator. NO ONE had a remote for their TV. NO ONE had cable. NO ONE had a smoke detector. The only things digital were your hands and feet. NO ONE had power windows in their car. NO ONE had rechargeable batteries, except in your car. NO ONE had a computer, except a few very large corporations like IBM, and they did almost nothing. A few other things no one had, electric can opener, microwave oven, Central A/C, Tape player, DVD anything, Records each held about 12 songs maximum, Retractable magic markers, plastic garbage bags or garbage cans (they were all steel) and so much more.
horace

A megabite was a big gob
Rena

horace wrote:
A megabite was a big gob


(....sry....struck me funny ... )
Seabird

Digindeep wrote:
btp....... †spot on


My thoughts exactly. (we must have been brought up in the same era)    
Yorkshire Geordie

Do you remember at school ever being, or having, a class "Ink Monitor"?

Us lads used to put drops of milk in our ink wells and it used to stink horribly after a couple of days.

We used to get a one third pint of milk each day for free, with cream on the top.
I used to drink those from the kids who didn't like them.  

An open, part drunk, milk bottle put in a locker used to pong horribly too - especially when the locker had been nudged slighly.
The teacher used to get mad when he couldn't find the source of the smell after a couple of days or more.

The culprit was, somehow, never discovered.    
Martyn
bodger

What a rotter!
Digindeep

Spent time at Elms Farm infant and junior school, as a milk monitor...
Hid 1/3rd bottles away.....always had at least one extra....

Not too mention the Wagon Wheels......  

Who Me?....


Confession time..........come one its time to own up....    
Rena

Yorkshire Geordie wrote:
...The culprit was, somehow, never discovered. †
Martyn


Somehow... if your childhood past is any indication ..... methinks Mrs. YG deserves this: and this    ... .... (Can't imagine marriage has stopped you much.... If at all)!
Rena

Digindeep wrote:
Spent time at Elms Farm infant and junior school, as a milk monitor...
Hid 1/3rd bottles away.....always had at least one extra....

Not too mention the Wagon Wheels......

Who Me?....

Confession time..........come one its time to own up....


Um. Wagon wheels .... ??
Digindeep

Rena wrote:
Digindeep wrote:
Spent time at Elms Farm infant and junior school, as a milk monitor...
Hid 1/3rd bottles away.....always had at least one extra....

Not too mention the Wagon Wheels......

Who Me?....

Confession time..........come one its time to own up....


Um. Wagon wheels .... ??


Wagon Wheels were a large chocolate covered biscuit, with a thin mash mellow centre about 3" diameter...
Costing about 3d in old money, but when you had 6d pocket money a week, 2 x 3d....heck they were a real luxury....
Today they are less than half the size and no where near what they were.
Almost forgot, they had a layer of jam also...SSSScrumpcious
Yorkshire Geordie

Quote:
Um. Wagon wheels .... ??


This is one


This site describes them:-
http://www.cooksinfo.com/wagon-wheels

They are delicious - I could put a whole one completely in my mouth and manage to eat it.
Big gob ..............
Martyn
horace

Yorkshire Geordie wrote:
Quote:
Um. Wagon wheels .... ??


This is one


This site describes them:-
http://www.cooksinfo.com/wagon-wheels

They are delicious - I could put a whole one completely in my mouth and manage to eat it.
Big gob ..............
Martyn
As already stated Megabite
Rena

Thanks guys!! those look interesting-don't know that I've ever seen them here before...

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