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One For The Old Farts Like Me . . .

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Sky, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. TrickyDicky

    TrickyDicky Keyboard Hero

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    Remember most of that...sugar sandwiches too also using the open fire to toast bread and my old mum used to love tripe and onions...northern delicacy apparently :eek: and my other favorite was wetabix with butter and marmite.
     
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    Mind did the same Trevor, sometimes she warmed it up slightly..

    Ray
     
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    Well, I'm old and fart like a trooper :) Growing up in the Fens, we certainly never came across any of the 'fancy' foods people are used to today, but also never came across things like pineapple until the family moved down south. Fruit was the occasional apple, pear or plum and I even remember my old mum experimenting with sugar beet at one point when my dad was off work ill for quite a while :facepalm: Often our tea time staple was bread and dripping if we'd had enough money for a roast the previous weekend and would be rationed to make it last longer
     
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    "Water came out of the tap" ?
    Surely it was one of these in your day Sky
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    My Mrs used to have a bath in an old tin tub by the open fire something like this
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    [​IMG] The Horse Trough was a regular sight..

    Ray
     
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    Cheeky sod - not quite that bad, although there was a standpipe in the street for emergencies.

    We used to bathe in one of those too - we moved into a flat with a fitted bath in 1963. Luxury. :D
     
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    Anyone walking about with a peace of plastic pressed to there ear would have been locked up
     
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    I can also relate to all of that, it brought a smile to my face.

    Regards.
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    I used to love it, my Grandad and I used to have it early mornings before we set off in his truck.

    Regards.
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    Ohhh dripping on toast, did have to have a nice lot of salt and pepper on it...........Dom

    When I was small bath water used to be heated up in a twin tub washing machine and then pumped into the bath...............dom
     
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    Aah, all those great memories come flooding back,
    I must try and find the plans I drew up for that 'Time Machine' :rolleyes:
     
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    Mortimer Lord Haw Haw

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    Exactly the same for me. :D
    Even down to the little bottle of olive oil for earache--barely enough to drizzle over a side-salad!
    And I vividly recall my first taste of garlic at the age of 23!
    My father wouldn't have dripping or ribs in the house because it reminded him of the poverty of the 1930s.
     
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    What I did not like was been one of the youngest when we had rabbit I always got the rib cage it wasn’t untill I was old enough to catch my own rabbits and insisting on a leg
     
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    I was eight when I shot and killed my first rabbit with a catapult and ball bearing (that I got from the scrap yard). I shared it with the mate that was with me - we made a fire and spit-roasted (no such thing as BBQ then) it in an old church yard. It was Sunday too - I never did care much for religion.
     
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    I’m just amazed walking around the pound shop ,never thought I would be able to get so much ,for a quid,wild fowling trips ,my father would give me good old dripping on toast ,saying that will stick to your ribs ,now I have two stents in my heart ,good old days indeed,:rolleyes: mike
     
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    I liked Sunday’s the best we always had a big dinner and if money permitted home made trifle can still taste it now
     
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    one thing not mentioned was proper puddings crumbles--jam rolly polly--spotty dick etc all with lashings of custard.dont see so much of these around now
     
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    You got that one right @themadspread , spotted dick made with proper suet ,steamed in the muslin cloth served with butter and sugar :thumb::thumb:

    Im afraid the Aunty Bessy alternative is like eating dry toast in comparrison :eek:
     
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    Yes! Banana sandwiches with sugar on (for Sunday tea) I was telling someone about those the other day and they thought I was insane.
     
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    My mother used to smear me and my sister in coconut oil on holiday in Cornwall to ‘protect us from the sun’

    It’s no wonder I ended up in hospital with massive blisters
     
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