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Phil

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Re: was you a kid in the 50sand 60s in brum
« Reply #66 on: September 23, 2017, 07:27:52 PM »

Phil , as much as I agree with a lot of what you write , I have to disagree with your comments above , a lot of  of the younger people
only succeed because of what is given to them in benefits from the government of the day . Young women who are single parents are given housing more or less straight away , then of course the dole money is never enough for a lot of the out of work people (who a lot of them in my opinion don't want work) . When you question them about their lot , the blame is always left at somebodies door. I brought my kids up with the slogan "If the world kicks you in the teeth , get up and kick it back and get on with it " looks as though it done the trick .

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I brought my kids up to treat other people as they would like to be treated themselves, and they have prospered well from way of living, I might add with very little help from myself. I have not the slightest doubt that my son will end up very rich by his own efforts and that will not include what I leave and have gifted to him already. So why would I wish that he had a miserable deprived childhood how could that have made him a better man than what he became.
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Re: was you a kid in the 50sand 60s in brum
« Reply #67 on: September 23, 2017, 08:35:08 PM »

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I brought my kids up to treat other people as they would like to be treated themselves, and they have prospered well from way of living, I might add with very little help from myself. I have not the slightest doubt that my son will end up very rich by his own efforts and that will not include what I leave and have gifted to him already. So why would I wish that he had a miserable deprived childhood how could that have made him a better man than what he became.


Phil I agree and applaud your sentiments , I wouldn't have  wanted  mine to have had a miserable childhood either . Can I say though
that in the early days before my daughter was born , my wages weren't exactly what you'd call megamoney . My good lady wife made a pound go as far as what seemed like a fiver , our two sons never went without . they went on school trips , took part in all the school activities my youngest son achieved certificates  that he is qualified to teach piano lessons, my daughter also followed a musical bent.
My eldest lad achieved success as well he has a senior role with one of the major car companies . Which makes me very proud, for any hitches or snags we had in the early days , we like everyone in the 20's 30's 40's and 50's got on with it and never asked anyone for anything . That is a lesson we learned from our parents ,in those days you couldn't drop in somewhere and get a handout as I'm sure you know only too well . I've always said I could walk down the street knowing I owe nobody nothing, apart from my good lady of
course. We alas did not have eight kids and earn megabucks from benefits, then start thinking about buying horses etc, as has gone on recently.


Phil sorry to have bored you

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Re: was you a kid in the 50sand 60s in brum
« Reply #68 on: September 24, 2017, 11:27:05 AM »
I would say that adults today under the age of 50 have their parents to thanks for their good financial upbringing. My young son was told by his school teacher in the 80s that if it brakes through it away and buy another.


Theacher today have noticed that children just don't have any practical ability as children of yesteryear had.     :(


Would some or most of today's people starve and die of thirst if the likes of COSTA coffee and the grease gobble shops were closed down.      :-\
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« Reply #69 on: September 24, 2017, 12:28:29 PM »
Good Day to all. I am so glad I found the Forum and found you guys too!! I have had a good laugh as well as a good ol' stroll down memory lane reading your comments. I think the Brummie mentality is so unique (at least early post-war). I could resonate with so much you guys talked about like  running through the bombed out buildings and playing there (we'd be horrified to see out grandkids doing that and probably tell them it was dangerous and that they could get hurt!!)... I remember having a bread & dripping sandwich  for dinner (mum added salt to it for that extra ooophhh) or a bread, butter & banana sandwich. I had to laugh at all the comments about todays kids. I am raising my 14 yr old granddaughter who would expire if she couldn't have a smoothie or a Star Bucks latte. We lived in better times, innocent times ... well who's to say if it was "better" but certainly a lot more laid back!! Thanks everyone for your awesome replies.  ;)

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« Reply #70 on: September 24, 2017, 09:34:47 PM »

Good Day to all. I am so glad I found the Forum and found you guys too!! I have had a good laugh as well as a good ol' stroll down memory lane reading your comments. I think the Brummie mentality is so unique (at least early post-war). I could resonate with so much you guys talked about like  running through the bombed out buildings and playing there (we'd be horrified to see out grandkids doing that and probably tell them it was dangerous and that they could get hurt!!)... I remember having a bread & dripping sandwich  for dinner (mum added salt to it for that extra ooophhh) or a bread, butter & banana sandwich. I had to laugh at all the comments about todays kids. I am raising my 14 yr old granddaughter who would expire if she couldn't have a smoothie or a Star Bucks latte. We lived in better times, innocent times ... well who's to say if it was "better" but certainly a lot more laid back!! Thanks everyone for your awesome replies.  ;)


Welcome Bev, definitely better and innocent days . As kids we made our own enjoyment , it wasn't mapped out on a printed circuit board. We played tracking , we went to parks , we were our age . We didn't want to be older before our time , girls of 8 or 9 nowadays
want to wear make up , boys are walking round without identities(courtesy of the grand order of the hood} Bev to be honest I'm glad I was born when I was . I can say I enjoyed my childhood , will the kids of today be able to  say the same thing in their sixties

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Re: was you a kid in the 50sand 60s in brum
« Reply #71 on: September 24, 2017, 10:27:03 PM »

hi bev


                 yes the bombed out houses our play ground and our minds that's all we needed to have fun we made it our selves we did has we was told and grateful for any thing we had that was new or hand me downs a good game of marbles in the gutter or on a bomb site taking bottles back to the shop to get penny's to go to the pictures on a Saturday morning   the lone ranger  the battery powered radio you had to get charged up  journey in to space life with the lions workers playtime  to name but a few coats on your bed in winter yes times was hard but we did not know any different so for us it was ok we just got on with life and made the best of what we had we knew how to have fun       

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« Reply #72 on: September 25, 2017, 09:43:29 AM »
What I find strange is. Men-boys go out now to have a fight with the Police.    :o     And as you know some Police are shot at and die for no reason.     :(    Para medics are atacked when treating people.     :o
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« Reply #73 on: September 25, 2017, 11:32:36 AM »
What I find strange is. Men-boys go out now to have a fight with the Police.    :o     And as you know some Police are shot at and die for no reason.     :(    Para medics are atacked when treating people.     :o

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And you think this is a modern phenomena, it might be more pronounced now and it certainly might be more publicised, but it certainly isn't new.
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Re: was you a kid in the 50sand 60s in brum
« Reply #74 on: September 25, 2017, 01:36:36 PM »
Of all the games that us oldies have put on the thread ,the one I loved and my best mate was when it was raining we would float match sticks or paper boat down the gutter to see who got to the drain first.We got wet but it was great fun (till you walked in the house soaking wet and your mom give you a smack an told you to get up stairs)

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« Reply #75 on: September 25, 2017, 02:21:43 PM »
Good day to my new Brummie friends ... I hope you all had a great weekend. Nice to read your comments and again have a good giggle as I travel down memory lane once more! So the topic went two ways - one was about games ... when I wasn't watching Fireball XL5 I found lots to do using - as some pointed out - my own imagination, something sadly lacking in today's young'uns! We didn't play too many board games at our house but thanks to having a much older (and not wiser) brother I was playing poker at age 5!! :o  Thank God I never developed a hankering to gamble or I'd be at the casino instead of typing this ... the other topic touched on something a little darker - that of youth vs authority. Yes, it's true that it existed when we were kids, but as was pointed out it was not so readily made public. You had yer  ol' Teddy Boys etc didn't you? The Skin Heads could be intimidating. Hopefully most grew up and turned into awesome Brummies like you guys!! But it certainly is true that the younger generation today is much bolder (read: ruder) than I like to think we were?? I was even scared of the school prefects!!.


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Re: was you a kid in the 50sand 60s in brum
« Reply #76 on: September 25, 2017, 02:41:43 PM »
Hello Bev K
Should we bring back the cane, birch and cat o Nine tails.
At my school, Loxton Street if a boy was very silly he would be caned in front of the whole school. After six strokes he would not know what to do with himself but no boy ever came back for a second dose.
The school would be very quiet for several days after. I saw the same response in Approved schools and again the boy, up
to eighteen years of age, never went for a second dose.
We had more respect for people and property.
Re offending from Approved schools was less than one per cent.
Bad news for Birmingham again today with release of crime figures.
Take care
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