Comments on: Back in my day. . . http://www.historiann.com/2010/08/25/back-in-my-day/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:20:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Liz2 http://www.historiann.com/2010/08/25/back-in-my-day/comment-page-1/#comment-697851 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 03:15:15 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12250#comment-697851 And the way they throw things away nowadays. We never threw anything away! That’s what the rooms in your house were for, not sleeping. If you were so lucky to get new cabinets in the kitchen, you just put the old ones somewhere else in the house. And bottled water? are you kidding me? You all PAY FOR WATER? Turn on a tap for pete’s sake…(in memory of my grandmother who died with an entire 10×10 room full of glass jars).

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By: Zuska http://www.historiann.com/2010/08/25/back-in-my-day/comment-page-1/#comment-697796 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 02:12:26 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12250#comment-697796 The last time I visited with my mom, she tried to explain to me a game she played in her youth. As best I can understand, this game could only be played after a rainstorm, as it required having a nice patch of mud. It involved throwing a stick into the mud such that it would stand upright. And then there was some kind of running and chasing involved. A stick. And mud. And they had a GREAT time. So she says. So don’t go on about your fancy crystal radios and recording tv shows. All you need is a stick, and some mud. My elders have spoken!

Now off to the mill, where I shall earn tuppence for 29 hours of work per day.

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By: Bardiac http://www.historiann.com/2010/08/25/back-in-my-day/comment-page-1/#comment-697795 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 02:12:21 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12250#comment-697795 ‘Night JohnBoy…

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By: janey http://www.historiann.com/2010/08/25/back-in-my-day/comment-page-1/#comment-697754 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 01:09:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12250#comment-697754 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eDaSvRO9xA

pre monty python

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By: Bing http://www.historiann.com/2010/08/25/back-in-my-day/comment-page-1/#comment-697725 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:45:50 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12250#comment-697725 Yorkshiremen, damn it all to hell. :)

HJ

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By: Bing http://www.historiann.com/2010/08/25/back-in-my-day/comment-page-1/#comment-697724 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:45:17 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12250#comment-697724 Here’s the original 4 Yorkmen sketch, from Cleese’s “At Last, The 1948 Show”

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By: FrauTech http://www.historiann.com/2010/08/25/back-in-my-day/comment-page-1/#comment-697716 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:30:55 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12250#comment-697716 In my day we had to write our own computer programs, b/c “apps” hadn’t been invented yet! We didn’t steal ripped DVDs off your blasted world wit web or mp2s or whatever they’re called, we TAPED our songs off the radio onto casette tapes and recorded TV programs and movies off the TV like normal people should. Remember those things they used in the Matrix? they’re called payphones and when you were out of the house that’s what you used dammit and you were grateful for it. Times were simpler. If your “uncle” wanted to spend time with you and your younger siblings, alone, nobody thought anything of it, mom was glad to have you out of her hair. You kids just have no idea…

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By: Little Midwestern College http://www.historiann.com/2010/08/25/back-in-my-day/comment-page-1/#comment-697695 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:11:37 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12250#comment-697695 It was so cold in the cabin we lived in that the flames froze in the lanterns. Because we were so poor that we had nothing to eat, we made firecicles out of them, and they melted in our stomachs and that’s how we stayed warm. Oh and all we had to eat were turnips and corn. We even had to make our coffee out of corn. And we liked it.

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By: Bing http://www.historiann.com/2010/08/25/back-in-my-day/comment-page-1/#comment-697660 Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:52:12 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12250#comment-697660 Luxury!

I ‘ad to give birth to m’self in a Yorkshire cabin that my father ‘ad not yet built, ‘ad to read rocks that were ‘ardly legible and that I ‘ad to carry back and forth to school in the interior of Iceland through freezing volcanoes–if I was lucky!

HJ

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By: dutchie http://www.historiann.com/2010/08/25/back-in-my-day/comment-page-1/#comment-697623 Wed, 25 Aug 2010 21:29:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12250#comment-697623 We walked to school three miles—up hill both ways—through a foot of snow in the 90 degree heat. We knew we were lucky to live so close in!

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