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The can of worms that is Misogyny   General Confusion

Started 6/15/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 104669 views.
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.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

7/11/19

We had "Dean Man's Gully" - a storm water drain with a steep slope.

A cardboard factory was across the street, so we would grab large scraps of offcuts and slide down the hill on them.

One of the boys actually had a sling shot!  Got me in the ass as I was dragging my "slide" up the hill.

Bastard!

bml00

From: bml00

7/11/19

We had streets safe to play in , coppers on the beat who you knew and they knew you and where you lived and there was respect .

Breakfast then out and then back at 5 in the meantime somebodys mum had prepared sarnies and lemonade and you sat on your bum anywhere and ate fought laughed and had the greatest fun ever .

BM

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

7/17/19

CzoeMC

From: CzoeMC

7/21/19

Summertime was the BEST when I was a kid, six cousins let loose in the woods and lake at the cottage, (infants and toddlers left in maternal care), exploring, and splashing with no supervision, the eldest ones preventing the younger from getting harmed, until we all went back, hungry, scraped and bug-bit.

Then, the eldest female children were directed to dinnertime chores, while the boys ate and ran, as we had to be the scullery.  But my elder cousin and I like to pick interesting things out of the woods, and pile them in tasteful arraignment in the middle of the table for decoration. Bugs would crawl out as we were dining, but the Patriarch said nothing, he was amused.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

7/22/19

Well, if they were beetles, then that could look quite festive!

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CzoeMC

From: CzoeMC

7/22/19

Oh, but a table that seated 20 had ample room for our creations, but nothing spectacular like that, except for the occasional stink-bug beetle that was despised at mealtime.

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