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#81 Post by Slasher » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:37 am

When we did eventually got a home phone old grandpap Slasher thought it was an electronic wonder like the wireless. If he was still around he’d be floored by smartphones and that they had internet capability. “Sh!t! A tiny bloody computer you can talk to someone on!” he’d probably say.

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#82 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:14 pm

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Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:07 pm
We dreamed of having bad news delivered when I were a child. We had to get up at 3 a.m and go and fetch it from the post office.
Sheer luxury. You didn't have to lick motorway clean...
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#83 Post by ian16th » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:32 pm

TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:14 pm
OFSO wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:07 pm
We dreamed of having bad news delivered when I were a child. We had to get up at 3 a.m and go and fetch it from the post office.
Sheer luxury. You didn't have to lick motorway clean...
Motorways? They 'addn't been invented!
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#84 Post by llondel » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:26 pm

ian16th wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:32 pm
TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:14 pm
OFSO wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:07 pm
We dreamed of having bad news delivered when I were a child. We had to get up at 3 a.m and go and fetch it from the post office.
Sheer luxury. You didn't have to lick motorway clean...
Motorways? They 'addn't been invented!
Motors? 'Orse'n'Cart.

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#85 Post by OFSO » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:58 pm

You were lucky. We had t'cart, no horse. Don't have socks either. Used to wrap our feet in toilet paper.

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#86 Post by PHXPhlyer » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:00 pm

Toilet paper?
What a luxury.
The poor would have used pages from Sears & Roebuck catalog. :))

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#87 Post by Smeagol » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:04 pm

The poor would have used pages from Sears & Roebuck catalog

We were so poor we had to use part pages of newspaper.......after they had been used in't lavatory!
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#88 Post by OFSO » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:01 am

We dreamed of having a lavatory. Had to use socks..

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#89 Post by OFSO » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:17 pm

Last weekend I dug out the contents of the sock drawer, found 14 or 15 matching pairs, took the rest down the mountain to the rubbish point and put them in the clothes container for the poor of Africa. (Let them try to match a few pairs).

Went to bed happy that my sock drawer would now close.

Got up next morning, it was full again ! Can only assume that overnight the socks clum'd back up the hill, wriggled under the front door and with a sigh of relief, got back in my drawer.

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#90 Post by Hydromet » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:19 pm

I'm looking for the one-legged bastard who's stealing mine!

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#91 Post by John Hill » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:31 am

If you ever find him tell him I have a few he can have.
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