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The can of worms that is Misogyny   General Confusion

Started 6/15/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 108143 views.
bml00

From: bml00

7/9/19

There was a time when police were respected and teachers had no fear , there was even a time when kids played in the streets all day and even had fun

BM

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

7/10/19

I remember that time.

There were lots of kids in our street, so it was just a case of "Be home for dinner".

Helicopter parents might have existed, but I never knew any.

bml00

From: bml00

7/10/19

i was one of those kids , out in the morning home at night , cut grazed and bruised but that was kids enjoying themselves , they were really different times

BM

adwil

From: adwil

7/10/19

"i was one of those kids , out in the morning home at night , cut grazed and bruised but that was kids enjoying themselves , they were really different times"

Me too: the 1950s.

bml00

From: bml00

7/10/19

i had my 3 wheeler , my water pistol , I was armed to the teeth even in those days and a group of us just went and went .

When I was 5 I decided to visit my Nan who live 3 or 4 miles away and with my 3 wheeler I got onto the road stopped at the traffic lights did hand signals and of course eventually a policeman (you remember them?) asked me where I was going (a 30 ton Fodden behind me) "Off to see Nan THIR!"

bm

PS - The AA and RAC saluted you .................

  • Edited July 10, 2019 2:15 am  by  bml00
adwil

From: adwil

7/10/19

Didn't have any Nans but spent my time out in the fields playing cowboys and 'native Americans', camping, lighting fires , racing snails, riding my bike and doing lots of things I didn't know were 'wrong' until I reached adulthood..

bml00

From: bml00

7/10/19

Had a Nan and Grandma .

Nan was Mum's and Grandma was Dad's

Nan / Pops had done very well whilst Grandma who had 9 kids had fought all her life to keep the family together, fed and clothed

One was lovely the other stern victorian and loved beyond words by her 6 sons and feared by her 3 daughters

Cowboys and Indians - Foreign Legion - Romans - Dan Dare and above all MAYHEM with a group of kids bereft of care and minds superb and we are the lucky generation .

Lighting fires - please do not go there

BM

adwil

From: adwil

7/10/19

Both Grandma's died long before I was born, so the word was never part of my childhood vocabulary. Neither was Grandfather, As for fire, I once set a fire in a field that got out of hand. My little friends and I fought a losing battle to put the fire out until adults from threatened houses joined us. Expecting blame, we were showered with praise because everyone assumed that a passing train had sparked off the fire. We had a freedom that children are not allowed today. Definitely the 'lucky generation'.

bml00

From: bml00

7/10/19

Much the same as you , we had collected this large bundle of wood also in a field which we duly then set fire to , it of course spread way beyond our planned operation and the Fire Brigade had to be called , from our perspective it looked not unlike the Great Fire of North London , for a few minutes it was glorious fun which as in your case soon got out of hand .

They were in my experience halcyon days , conkers , had bags of the bloody things , the delight in breaking your oppents , the excitement of breaking open the husk to see inside , shrimps, flying saucers , comics , presents in the comics (eagerly waited each week), marbles , regiments of toy soldiers , hornby trains , ray guns , cap pistols it semed endless the things we wanted

The Worst part of growing up was school , I think i could have had more fun in Broadmoor

BM

  • Edited July 10, 2019 7:45 am  by  bml00
adwil

From: adwil

7/10/19

I agree. School was a different reality.

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