Monday, 4 February 2008

What am I old enough to remember??

Thinking about the current TIF challenge has stirred up some distant memories:-

Small glass bottles of concentrated orange juice and cod liver oil available to children in the UK on the National Health - to prevent scurvy! Juice was fine, cod liver oil was foul.

Ration books for certain foods, even in the early 50's.

Walking on a particular beach at Bangor in Northern Ireland when visiting my Grandparents.

Blueing bags used to make washing white.

The coronation, and drawing endless pictures of crowns, septre and orb, as well as the Queen in her gold carriage.

Watching early black and white TV - Bill and Ben the Flowerpot men, and Muffin the Mule.

Roller skates with metal wheels.

Milk delivered in bottles with gold caps and two inches of thick cream on the top.

My Father's brown and white Chevvy 'Belair', proudly purchased in 1954 when we lived in the States for a while.

Meeting Lyndon Baines Johnson in Washington about 1954 when he was just a senator from Texas.

My gorgeous Mother wearing dresses like these - one in particular was white with navy spots.

My first sewing machine which was one of these.

Still not sure what I shall do for the challenge though....

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