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October 7 2019

In celebration of my 70th Birthday


Back in the days of tanners and bobs, 
When Mothers had patience and Fathers had jobs. 
When football team families wore hand me down shoes, 
And T.V gave only two channels to choose. 

Back in the days of three penny bits, 
when schools employed nurses to search for your nits. 
When snowballs were harmless; ice slides were permitted 
and all of your jumpers were warm and hand knitted. 

Back in the days of hot ginger beers, 
when children remained so for more than six years. 
When children respected what older folks said, 
and pot was a thing you kept under your bed. 

Back in the days of Listen with Mother, 
when neighbours were friendly and talked to each other. 
When cars were so rare you could play in the street. 
When Doctors made house calls and Police walked the beat.

Back in the days of Milligan's Goons, 
when butter was butter and songs all had tunes. 
It was dumplings for dinner and trifle for tea, 
and your annual break was a day by the sea. 

Back in the days of Dixon's Dock Green, 
Crackerjack pens and Lyons ice cream. 
When children could freely wear National Health glasses, 
and teachers all stood at the FRONT of their classes.

Back in the days of rocking and reeling, 
when mobiles were things that you hung from the ceiling.
When woodwork and pottery got taught in schools, 

and everyone dreamed of a win on the pools. 

Back in the days when I was a lad, 
I can't help but smile for the fun that I had. 
Hopscotch and roller skates; snowballs to lob. 
Back in the days of tanners and bobs.


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07/10/2019 10:22
Happy Birthday JP, hope you have a good day. 🍺🎉

07/10/2019 10:58
Thanks Dave.

It was actually the 2nd but have been celebrating since, so first chance I got to have a laugh with our members.

As my "kind" daughter said on the morning, "at least you made it dad!!"

Damn cheek...


07/10/2019 14:31
Happy birthday JP. I am two years ahead of you !!

07/10/2019 14:46
Thanks Rollo, our special club.

07/10/2019 16:13
Snap! Happy days.

07/10/2019 17:31
Happy Birthday TP

Many more to come

07/10/2019 17:49
Pure nostalgia!(Sm152) I remember all those things.... especially tanners, bobs three penny bits!

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