13 Sep 2011

We never had fast food..SAD NEVER.


Growing Old in England

Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favourite fast food when you were growing up?'
'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him. 'All the food was slow.'
'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'
'It was a place called "at home,"' I explained. 'Mum cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'
By this time, the other person was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.  But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it:
  • Some parents NEVER owned their own house, never wore Levis, never set foot on a golf course, or had a credit card.
  • Pizzas were not delivered to our home... But milk was.
  • All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers.
  • We didn't have a television in our house until I was 19. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem.
  • My parents never drove me to school. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow).
  • I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone was on a party line.
  • Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.
  • Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies.
  • There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

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