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Subject: Bring back any memories? I`m sure some of have experienced this.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010 - 6:36 AM SL Time


Someone asked the other day, `What was your favourite `fast food` when you were growing up?`
`We didn`t have fast food when I was growing up,` I informed him.
`All the food was slow.`
`C`mon, seriously. Where did you eat?`
`It was a place called `home,`` I explained. !
`Mum cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn`t like what she put on my plate, I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.`

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn`t tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I`d figured his system could have handled it:

Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis , set foot on a golf course, travelled out of the country or had a credit card.

My parents never drove me to school. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow).

We didn`t have a television in our house until I was 10.
It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at 10 pm, after playing the national anthem and epilogue it came back on the air at about 6 p.m. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people...

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn`t know weren`t already using the line.

Pizzas were not delivered to our home... But milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers --My brother delivered a newspaper, seven days a week. He had to get up at6AM every morning.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Just don`t blame me if they bust a gut laughing.
Growing up isn`t what it used to be, is it?

MEMORIES from a friend:
My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother`s house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it... I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to `sprinkle` clothes with because we didn`t have steam irons. Man, I am old.

How many do you remember?
Head lights dimmer switches on the floor of the car.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Trouser leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
Soldering irons you heated on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.

Older Than Dirt Quiz:
Count all the ones that you remember, not the ones you were told about.

Ratings at the bottom.

1. Sweet cigarettes
2. Coffee shops with juke boxes
3. Home milk delivery in glass bottles
4. Party lines on the telephone
5. Newsreels before the movie
6. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and
were there until TV shows started again in the morning.
(There were only 2 channels [if you were fortunate])
7. Peashooters
8. 33 rpm records
9. 45 RPM records
10. Hi-fi`s
11. Metal ice trays with lever
12. Blue flashbulb
13. Cork popguns
14. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-3 = You`re still young
If you remembered 3-6 = You are getting older
If you remembered 7-10 = Don`t tell your age,
If you remembered 11-14 =You`re older than dirt!

I must be `older than dirt` but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.

Don`t forget to pass this along!!
Especially to all your really OLD friends....I just did!!!!!!!!!

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alwaysalion
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LK Information  10 Aug 2010 23:39:13 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Most of the listed ones I can still remember as these are somethings that will always linger in our old heads.

In SL we a 'Wade man' visiting houses every Sunday and not forgetting the 'Bombai Mutai' Man too.
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LK Information  10 Aug 2010 23:46:58 GMT  Report for Abuse  
AlwaysLion:

when I was young I remember, One man goes along the road Selling something Clled 'Boondi aluawa' or some name like that.

My parents told they come from Maldive Islands.

Other thing is ALERIX ICe cream, BULTO.
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LK Information  11 Aug 2010 00:00:30 GMT  Report for Abuse  
'Boondi Halwa'.
Yes I remember that!
And also the ice cream van at Galle Face with gram sellers everywhere.
Ah let's try not to forget the 'Sarungal Kara'.
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LK Information  11 Aug 2010 00:20:39 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Always San..

How TRUE...what a memory..we don't sit at the table to have a meal with our Family (Family together is a must) without a shirt...No bare body allowed..

Only the other day we were talking about telephone (ground) vs mobiles..these days people want to replace the ground phones with mobiles..even Maid has them..

I went to school in slippers (sometimes pin on it to keep it together)..kept the school bags as wickets and played cricket..
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I went to school in slippers (sometimes pin on it to keep it together)..kept the school bags as wickets and played cricket..

ha ha Berty San, those were the days.
We played rugger after school with someones tennis shoe as a ball.
During the short interval our favorite game was playing marbles
and most of the time end up in a fight.

Sounds crazy but it was real fun.
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Where the hell i was? i don't remember any of these things
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LK Information  11 Aug 2010 04:07:50 GMT  Report for Abuse  
BULTO

gunasiri bulto?:)

I think owners son was at Ananda or Nalanda..
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LK Information  11 Aug 2010 06:48:30 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Sweet memories indeed...

anyway,,, new generation do not have a chance to enjoy those sweet innocent memories ..... the world has been changed....
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Ramz,
anyway,,, new generation do not have a chance to enjoy those sweet innocent memories .....

well, they will have different memories..FaceBook, MySpace, YouTube..etc would be part of that, not Gunasiri Bulto or Hulan Wiskothu.. :D

Just like our parents or grant parents childhood memories are not at all like ours..
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LK Information  11 Aug 2010 20:58:40 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Home milk delivery in glass bottles


Yes from EH :-)

Ahh I remember Bulto, star toffee to name few nothing beats Alerix :-)

Good post AL !
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