Friday Funnies . . . for us oldies, along with a bit of nostalgia

But first, a little sage advice –

I grew up in the 60s, and if we even looked like we were getting a cold, Mum would rub Vicks on our chests. Still love the smell.

and we didn’t have mathematics . . . it was just called arithmetic.

We didn’t have mobile phones, so our parents never knew where we were until it was time for dinner. Then, if we weren’t home, they would just go outside and yell. I would go out riding my horse and not come home until dark. When I was eight, I would ride my bike over the other side of town, crossing the highway, and mow my grandmother’s lawns. By the time I was ten, I could make dinner for the family, and bake cookies and cakes.

What do you remember about your childhood that most children now miss out on?

Author: sandysbookaday

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11 thoughts on “Friday Funnies . . . for us oldies, along with a bit of nostalgia”

  1. Ooh I love Vicks too… I still have them next to bed. We slept at 8 and got up at 4 to study. I am not a 60s child and my father had a job in a dangerous town (today it is well developed) but we had a lovely library with all imported and local books. An old transistor (now known as radio) used to play the night news and morning prayers. Sandy you know the funny part, we all now know how to use net, but with audiobooks the voice is still with what we go to sleep. Books are still read every day by every one in our family, just that we use kindle.

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    1. Very true Shalini. I had an old valve radio in my room that I listened to. I used to read under the bedcovers by torchlight after mum turned my light off at night. I still have over 600 actual books, and I am too scared to find out how many on my Kindle.


  2. Then my mom would wrap one of my dad’s work socks around my throat after she put the Vicks on it. My BFF’s name was Patty. When I wanted her to come out and play, I stood at her backdoor and sang out, Paaaatttty. She came out to play. Baseball on the street in front of the house, whole neighbourhood playing hide and seek, had to be home when the streetlights came on. We rode in the back of the station wagon and laid down to sleep when we were tired, sat on each other laps to get more people in the car to go to the beach, climbed trees, ice rinks in the school yard and we were allowed to have snowball fights. So many more things I remember. Such a great childhood.

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    1. We used to play tennis on the street. Thanks Carla, I had forgotten about that. I missed out on the ice skating and making snowmen, but we used to roller skate. Bench seats in the front of the car meant we could fit more people in, and column gear change, dip switch for the headlights on the floor, learning to drive the tractor, before we graduated to the Land Rover and finally the car. Thanks Carla. 😊❀

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  3. Love it Sandy! Times have changed. We used to have a deep ravine (woods) across the street and that was where we always played. We would go as deep and as far as we could. Hiding and exploring. Our parents never knew where we were. Just as long as we came back for dinner. πŸ˜†

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