Reminiscence pages

These are labelled as Glasgow memories but they were much the same for youngsters all over the UK (and the rest of the free world)

Glesga
memories!
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Copied from the website http://www.glesga.ukpals.com

with the kind permission of Will McArthur .
There are a lot more memories on this web side - go on have a look!

Looking back........how did some of us "auld yins" survive? from the 40's, 50's, 60's & 70's?

  • As children we would ride in cars with no seatbelts or airbags .

  • Our cots were covered in brightly coloured lead based paint .

  • We had no child-proof lids on medicine bottles.  We rode our bikes we had no helmets .

  • We would spend hours building go-karts out of scrap and then ride them down hills only to find out we forgot the brakes..

  • No-one was able to reach us there was no mobile phones .

  • We suffered cuts, and broken bones and teeth, but there were no suing.. they were accidents. 

  • No-one was to blame, but us. Remember accidents??

  • We had fights, punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it.

  • We ate cakes, bread and butter, and drank ginger, but we were never overweight. because we were always outside playing .

  • We shared a drink with friends from one bottle and no-one died from this.

  • We did not have Playstations or X-boxes, 65 channels on pay TV, video films. DVD`s, mobiles computers, Internet chatrooms-we had friends. We went outside and found them.

  • We rode bikes or walked to a friend`s home and rung the doorbell, or just walked in and talked to them. imagine such a thing, without asking a parent!! By ourselves.. Out there in the cold cruel world. 

    How did we do it??

  • Footie and netball had trials and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.

  • Our actions were our own. No-one to hide behind 

  • The idea of a parent bailng us out if we broke a law was unheard of, they actually sided with the law-imagine that!!

  • This generation produced some of the best risk takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.

  • The past 50years has been an explosion of innovation.

  • We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility and we learned how to deal with it all. Congratulations!!

  • remember......

  • Knowing all your neighbours and all the people in the local shops

  • Outside toilets  wi' newspaper torn into squares for toilet paper

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