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What, One Thing, Would You Re-Introduce From Your Childhood?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Ro13, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. Ro13

    Ro13 Occasional commenter

    Just a fun post. We all remember things, from childhood that are no longer around now whether food, drink, TV show etc.

    For me it would be Corona Fizzy (no pun intended). The excitement of that crate of assorted bottles being delivered, in December, heralded the arrival of Christmas. Also it tasted so much better from a glass bottle :)

  2. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    They make viruses now.
  3. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    @Ro13: You got 3d back on each empty bottle, too!

    One thing I miss is this:

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  4. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Muscle tone and the ability to wake up and then run all day for no other reason than you can!
  5. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Proper football.
  6. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Clean air
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  7. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    From the age of 7 I was able to play anywhere around the village in the company of my mates with no adult supervision. It's a pity such freedom rarely exists today.

    I still miss my Johnny Astro:

  8. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

  9. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    C5418876-2908-460F-AA07-C3DE07569366.jpeg Not Spangles
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  10. LiamD

    LiamD Occasional commenter

    8 week school holidays where every day was sunny, even in North East Scotland.
  11. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Children walking to school on their own.
  12. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Go out to play in the morning - come back for dinner - go out to play again - come back for tea - go out to play again until it got dark.

    Looking back, I'm amazed my very anxious mother allowed me to do so, even after the occasion the police were alerted to look for me, my best friend and her two younger siblings, when we failed to return home by the appointed time. We were having such a great time, sliding down the slope towards a derelict railway line (which was out of bounds......) that we'd forgotten - or ignored - the time.
  13. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

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  14. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Looking at my Johnny Astro image above, I'm wondering for the very first time why it was thought necessary to land a Mercury orbital capsule on the lunar surface, but it doesn't spoil my fond memories of doing exactly that. :)
  15. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    The chance so see the Milky Way and tens of millions of stars at night without light pollution.
  16. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

    Mobile shops that come round to where I live.

    Nowadays, it's just the ice cream van, but back in the old days, when I was a young 'un, other food retailers would turn up on my street to ply their trade. One was a greengrocer with a single-decker bus full of fruit and veg. He would tempt customers with free slices of apples and oranges, making them feel guilty if they declined to buy what they'd just tried. Another was a fishmonger, who sold wet fish, mainly cod, haddock, herring and kippers, out of the back of his small van, using an old-fashioned set of scales to weigh purchases.

    And, of course, there were the "Onion Johnnies" too:
  17. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Fewer cars.
  18. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    We still have a fish van in the village.

    Our mobile butcher came on a Friday. He used to throw a handful of mince to our cat who then had to pick the bits of mince out of the gravelly tarmac on the path.
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  19. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I know they still exist today but I do remember the Ice Cream Van that used to come round our estate. I never had any money as a kid so I could afford only one a week. The sense of anticipation on the day I had enough cash for an ice cream I can still remember.
  20. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    The "village" Bobby who knew all the children in the district, whose apples they had scrumped and where they all lived.,


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