Aging Babyboomers Admit - "We Remember It All"!

I don't know whether I like being referred to as one of the "Aging Babyboomers" but I guess I am.

When this dropped into my inbox recently it certainly brought the memories flooding back.


Remember When?

A chip was a piece of wood, or a fried potatoe,

hardware was nuts and bolts and

a mouse was something a cat chased and

anything made in Japan was junk

All the girls had ugly gym slips!

School Girls in Gym Slips

It took five minutes for the TV to warm up

Old fashioned T.V.

Nearly everyone's Mum was home  when the kids got home from school.

Mum serving dinner

Nobody owned a pure bred dog

Child with dog

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny

old penny

Your Mother wore nylons that came in two pieces

Womens Hosiery

All male teachers wore ties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels

Group of Teachers in the 50's

They threatened to keep children back a year if they failed the school year. . . And they did!


You got your windscreen cleaned, oil checked and petrol served, without asking, all for free, every time.

old fashioned Garage

Food was very baisic compared to what we have now but it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents

Plate of restaurant food

"Aging Babyboomers may remember"

When a Ford Zephyr was everyone's dream car...
And people went steady

Ford Zephyr Car

No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked

set of car keys

Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles?

child lying on grass

Playing cricket with no adults to help the children with the rules of the game

children playing in the 50's

Bottles came from the corner shop without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger

pill box


And with all our progress, don't you wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savour the slower pace, and share it with the children of today?




Do You Remember?

When being sent to the headmasters office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited you at home

Father spanking boy over his lap

Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs etc.

Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.


Summers were filled with bike rides, cricket, Hula Hoops, skating and visits to the pool, eating lemonade powder or liquorice sticks.

girl with hula hoop

I'm sharing this with fellow aging babyboomers because it ended with a Double Dare to pass it on.

To remember what a Double Dare is, read on, and remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care.

Remember......

The Lone Ranger and Sgt Bilko?

The Lone Ranger

Sorry but you're definitely one of the

"Aging Babyboomers"

Remember......

When fastfood was before lent,

and a big MAC was an oversized rain coat,

crumpet was what you had for tea and

sheltered accommodation was what you used when waiting for a bus.

Smoking was fashionable, and grass was something you mowed.

a gay person was the life and soul of the party.

How Many Of These Do You Remember?

Coca Cola in bottles.

Coca Cola Bottle

Blackjacks and bubblegums

Blackjacks
Bubblegums

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with tinfoil tops

Milkman delivering milk

Hi-If's & 45 RPM records.

Record Player

Adding Machines.

Adding Machine

Scalextric

Scalextric

You're one of the Aging Babyboomers If You Remember a Time When......

Decisions were made by going 'Eeny-meeny-miney-moe'?

'Race issue' meant arguing about who ran the fastest?

Catching tadpoles could happily occupy an entire day?

Boys catching tadpoles

It wasn't odd to have two or three 'Best Friends'?

group of children in p.j's

The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was 'chickenpox'?

child with chickenpox

Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a slingshot ?

slingshot

War was a card game?

pack of playing cards

Cigarette cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?

bicycle

Taking drugs meant orange - flavoured chewable aspirin?

packet of children's asprin

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

water baloons

If you can remember most or all of these, Then You Have Lived!!!!!!!


I Double Dare you to pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their 'Grown-Up' Life.



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