Friday, 11 August 2017

A Game When Out For A Walk

Easter cards
Milkmen
Library books in big print
Wrestling on television
Garfield
Pekinese dogs
Cream horns
Brawn
Sweet shops
Antimacassars!!!!!!!!!!
Moria anderson
Camp Coffee
Bibles in hotel rooms
Boys playing in the street
Habitat
Newscasters behind a desk
Hairnets
Proper telephone boxes
1930 metal window frames
Gypsy tops
Furry dice hung from a car mirror
Cheese and pineapple chunks together on a cocktail stick
Small boxes of jelly babies
Puppies in a pet shop window
Hand written letters
Espadrilles
Doillies

Things you don't see a lot of nowadays

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  1. Doorstep double glazing salesmen
    Milkmen
    Jehovah's Witnesses
    Swiss cheese plants
    Starlings
    "Spangles"
    Rag and bone men
    Nylon housecoats
    Street cleaners with brushes
    David Cameron

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    1. We have a milkman although you practically have to through yourself in front of his pickup if you want to speak to him.

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    2. Omg swiss cheese plants!

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    3. Here in Texas, the Jehovah's Witnesses are at our door regularly.

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    4. And here in Norfolk.

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    5. I live on a remote Scottish island. I'm two tedious ferry journeys away from the UK mainland and the Jehovah's Witnesses STILL show up, regular as clockwork...

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    6. They enjoy having their backsides booted!

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  2. Of which reminds me, 'how much is that doggie in the windows, the one with the waggling tail...'
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. It's $99.99 plus shipment.

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    2. Maria, forgot to say before nice to have you back

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    3. Thank you John xxx

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  3. I miss the piles of discarded pornographic magazines thrown in hedges. The internet killed that off.

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    1. They were usually in the sand dunes here in wales

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    2. Now we just have perverts

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    3. Or virtual ones. I am virtually one myself.

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  4. Sacks of coal on flatback trucks
    Butcher's boys on a bicycles
    Flat capped fans on the way to the match
    Woodbines, Park Drive, Weights, and Passing Clouds
    Watneys Party Cans
    A circus with elephants
    Boys with snotty noses
    White dogshit
    Old men spitting on buses
    Jam jar golliwogs
    Children playing marbles, hopscotch, tig, follow the leader, or skipping rope,
    Boys using coats for goalposts
    Girls pushing dolls in prams
    Mothers on doorsteps shouting their offspring in for tea
    AA men on combinations with salutes for their members!
    Chewing gum machines with an arrowed knob - free packet every 4th turn.














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    1. I loved party cans with the attachable beer knob

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    2. Attach your knob here.

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  5. I like this game!

    Flip top boxes of fruit shaped fruit gums
    Newspaper sellers in the street 'Standard, standard read all about it!'
    Fitted shag pile carpet
    Women scrubbing the front door step
    Button shops
    Tomato ketchup in tomato shaped container
    Wimpey bender brunch
    Cresta 'It's frothy man' soda drink
    Biba clothes shop
    Martin Fordes (bought my school uniform there)
    Cream horns and cream slices


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    1. Pray what is a wimpy bender brunch?

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    2. John, it is a frankfurter type sausage with slits bent around into a circle and sometimes stuffed in a bun! The link won't work here but you can see it on google images. It is very retro!


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  6. Women with curlers in their hair, with or without a covering scarf. Oh yes, and frizzy perms. They didn't look to great on women either.

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  7. ESPADRILLES? Wash your mouth out John; the place is awash with them!

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  8. I guess we can only assume Wales is too cold and wet for espadrilles. They're everywhere else...

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    1. I havent seen one for years!

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    2. Visit Florida although "flip flops" still seem to be the "shoe" of choice.

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  9. Children let out to play unsupervised
    brown paper lunch bags
    paper grocery bags
    no one cutting their grass on a Sunday
    the ice man coming once a week to your door
    milkman
    breadman
    coal fires in the woodstove
    ladies 'dressing' to go downtown for shopping
    long brown stockings on little girls
    Christmas seals on packages

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    1. Whats a breadman?

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    2. Growing up in Southern California in the 1950's we used to have the Helms Bakery truck visit our suburban neighborhood daily. The interior was fitted with slide out wooden drawers that carried all kinds of bread, donuts, etc. The neighborhood housewives would flock around it like kids did with an ice cream truck. Here's a neat little video about it that brought back fond memories for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9LeZD-Y4HY

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    3. You're kidding, right, John?

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    4. We didn't have a breadman but I remember the garbage man coming to the house and mom paying him ..

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  10. I have a bottle of Camp Coffee in my cupboard for when I make coffee cake. The bible is always in the hotel room. I throw it in the corner. We have a Habitat in our local Sainsbury's (no idea why).

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  11. Andy Stewart at New Year
    Proper round tubes of Smarties
    Flocks of sparrows
    Strawberry Mivvis
    Children's knitted swimsuits which stretched when wet
    Old men on the beach in shirt and tie with trousers rolled up (my grandad!)

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    1. I have a flock of sparrows on the field they number around 30....cheerful little buggers

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    2. Lucky you - we never see them in the South East now. I'm so pleased they have emigrated to Wales!

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  12. It must be too early, I can't think of a thing to add.

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  13. I saw loads of easter cards for sale this year, I even bought some. Didn't send or receive any though! Also, you need to visit more crochet blogs for lots of doilies - we call them mandalas these days and there is a Habitat in our local Sainsburys!! Hee hee!!

    Things I haven't seen lately - sunny days!! Although it is sunny today.

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  14. Everyone is wearing gypsy tops in my neck of the woods - whether they should or not.

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  15. I suppose it's regional. I have and see lots of these things listed. I have paper doilies, in various sizes, in my cupboard and buy them locally.

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    1. What do you use them for. You dont strike me as a doiliy gal

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    2. I was brought up to use doilies. I can't imagine a plate of cakes or sandwiches to offer round without.

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    3. When I travel I like to pick up "doilies" and whatever small table linens and things that can be used at home.
      I have small leather squares from Argentina that are used to protect the wooden coffee table / for glasses & cups.

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  16. We still have the newscasters.

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  17. I live in a small town, and still have a sweet shop, boys in the street (girls too)((The sound of the little voices steals my heart)), doilies, creme horns--it's a pain to keep scrolling up to see your list. I like the little kids best of all.

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  18. We have espadrilles and gypsy tops, Pekingese dogs and kids playing outside...some things I don't even know what they are? Moria Anderson? Camp coffee? But I do send cards.

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    1. Easter cards. What is brawn?

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    2. We call it pork cheese. It is still available from our local butchers.

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    3. Brawn is made from pigs head, little bits of meat and jelly. Made it once myself, not as nice as shops thought.

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    4. Also known by some as pork jelly.

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    5. This must be what we call 'head cheese'....delicious.

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    6. And what is camp coffee?

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  19. I can only think of piccalilli !!!

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  20. I love the word "antimacassars."

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  21. Your list is great plus what commenters have added.

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  22. Most of the hotels I've visited in the States have had Bibles in the rooms. Usually they look brand-new, as if nobody even glances at them. But no doubt believers would throw a fit if they were removed.

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    1. The Gideons started leaving bibles at hotels a long long time ago .. these days there are a few tight pantied people who are offended with a bible hiding in a drawer in their hotel room so while I am not "religious" .. I see it as something that has always been there and doing no harm, why get rid of them .. you never know how many people might have been at their wits end, checked into a motel and ended up being comforted by reading the only book in the room ... I don't see it as about believers or non ... it is there if someone needs it.

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  23. Love this post, great reminder of things past.
    Briony
    x

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  24. Penny candy
    Blue eyeshadow from top to bottom
    Bouffant hair
    Polyester pantsuits
    Braces headgear

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  25. Great list John.... and the ones added by others... somethings i don't recognize the name... Wish i had something to add...... deb

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  26. Metal dustbins
    Net curtains
    Walls Jolly Jelly

    And when I lived in Wales there used to a man selling icec reams from a wooden barrow cart I think he sold Tonibell ice creams

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  27. I have never heard of Gypsy tops so I don't know whether I ever see one or not.

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    1. I think he means a peasant blouse, sort of off the shoulders, gathered neckline?

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  28. Fondue pots, Yardley yellow lipstick and I hardly ever see Irish setters. I used to.

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  29. milk in glass bottles
    large all-steel American cars
    honest politicians
    VHS players
    large heavy boxy televisions
    honeybees
    chain belts

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    1. I would add happy people to that list.

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  30. Your list conjured up happy memories, but I'd have to add Fruit Salad and Black Jack sweets, Tizer, pokey bags of sherbet, Players No. 6 from a vending machine and hideous American tan tights.

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    1. tan tights? Do you mean hosiery?

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  31. Benny, a wonderful gentleman who came out to the farms from the haberdashers spring and autumn with a small leather suitcase full of aprons and tea towels and such and ribbons and to my preschool delight white and multcoloured ballons (an unheard of treat..)that swirled with colour, given freely to each small person itching to see what ws in the suitcase. RIP Benny not forgotten.

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  32. Outside toilets, motorbike sidecars, police boxes,parrafin heaters, 3 wheel bikes, tie on roller skates, weekend chocolates, knitted swimming cossies, swimming caps.

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  33. Nickle candy bar
    Bobbie pins
    Fountain pens
    Chatty cathy doll
    I have not seen a cocker spaniel in awhile
    Telegrams
    Brillo pad
    Telephone booth
    Manners
    I dont see as many turtles or pollywogs
    As i used too either.
    Thanks for the memories
    I do write letters, paint envelops, and watch mayberry with andy and opie.

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  34. That squirty chocolate sauce that went hard on ice cream
    Scottish Terriers
    True Staffordshire Bull terriers.
    Woolworths
    Pez sweets that came out of the plastic things mouth/head
    Wade whimseys
    All the shoe shops....Dollis, Freeman,Hardy, Willis.
    Ra ra skirts
    Dungarees
    Ladies wearing hats
    Punk Rockers
    Spangles sweets
    Cuckoo spit (maybe is was just the pervs and the discarded mags)
    Toffee apples in Sainsbury's
    Petrol pump attendants
    Jovan musk oil in the chemist (I loved it as a teenager)
    Ken Hom and his Wok.
    Girls world- with the hair that came out of her head
    Sindy dolls
    Baby Alive- you could feed her and she peed. (Mine broke when I fed her English mustard)
    C&A (coats and 'ats)
    People helping old ladies across the road.
    Horn rimmed glasses

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  35. Fuzzy felts
    Play Doh
    Mr Potato head
    Mr Ben ( I loved him but think he was a cross dresser-which is fine)
    Rainbow 🌈 Bungle, Zippy and Geoffrey.
    Nuns on bikes.
    Oh I could go on......

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  36. People under 30 who can walk down the street without having their face in their smartphone.

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  37. Jelly Tip ice creams
    Pint blocks of ice-cream in cardboard cartons
    Mild delivered by the milkman (in exchange for tokens) and fresh bread as well.
    A loaf of bread that split in two, with a "kissing crust" in the middle
    Stocking and those ghastly suspender belts
    Elderly women wearing hairnets to the shops

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  38. Loved the repies...an amble down a bygone age me thinks thank you alll x

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  39. Not sure if anyone has mentioned this... Walnut Whips... and not John the sometime offerings of your doggie crew on the carpet.

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  40. Loving these. Chewing gum vending machines.

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  41. Macrame plant pot hangers
    Placemats with hunting scenes on
    Spider plants
    Afghan coats
    Navy and white duffle bags
    Free school milk (warm in winter!)
    We still have a rag and bone man - he drives around the area regularly, ringing his hand bell)
    The long narrow boxes in which cardboard library tickets were kept, strictly alphabetically.

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  42. It's a shame about the cream horns, but in the US there are still bibles in all the hotel rooms. But the person who added " children let out to play unsupervised " - I do miss that!

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  44. White Shoulders dusting powder
    mint green leisure suits
    candy peanuts (gack)
    Chevelle cars
    Brylcreem
    swiss dot fabric
    sponge rollers
    handmade doll clothes
    snow cones at little league baseball
    red hots
    knee socks
    clackers
    jacks
    slacks
    Arnold's pickles
    Hamms beer
    schlotz beer
    mateus wine
    I am not a drinker

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  46. What about the dunny man?

    Thank god his days are gone...what a job that would have been.

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  48. Horse drawn milk truck . . .
    I can still remember the sound . . .
    I am getting old . . .
    I think I should drop the word, getting . . .

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