- Jul 11, 2010
Yes CJ the good old days when everything was simple and as kids we spent all day outside.
I started to read this and could relate to it 100%, then when I got to the end I realized why. I was born in 1957 in Forest Gate, East London very close to where the Boleyn pub is situated. Absolutely brilliant, and brought back a few memories - thanks for posting !!Days of yore
Mum used to scrub the doorstep
And Dad would shine his shoes
We'd dash out in the middle of the night
Into the freezing outdoor loos
We'd put coins in the gas meter
And join Christmas savings clubs
Dad would collect his pay packet
And spend it in his favourite pubs
Newspaper was alternative loo roll
Washing up liquid replaced shampoo
We didn't think twice about it
Cos this was what we knew
We wore our elders hand me downs
Sometimes with patches on the knees
The nurse attended our schools
To check for nits and fleas
We drank milk in school each morning
Got caned if we misbehaved
Had bundles on street corners
Were relieved if we got away unscathed
Our neighbours were called aunt and uncle
The local bobby was known by all
We put 2 pence in the phone box
In order to make a call
We collected green shield stamps
Mum and dad would do the pools
We'd play games of cowboys and indians
The biggest kids made up the rules
We'd sit on a cold wooden floor in assembly
Sing hymns and say our prayers
Pass notes around the classroom
Stick bubblegum under the desk and chairs
People still smoked on trains and buses
The conductor would collect your fare
We'd play marbles on drain covers
Spin the bottle and truth or dare
Teachers were referred to as sir or miss
The blackboard rubber would often fly
We'd struggle to learn algebra
But never understanding why
We had early morning paper rounds
The dustman still entered your gate
You could get a doctors appointment
Without a five week wait
Wait till your dad gets home
Was all mum needed to say
Macdonalds was simply a farm song
Not the local takeaway
I'm off over the park mum
As my mates knocked at the door
Simple lives and simple days
Back in the days of yore
Danny Fenn The boleyn poet
|The Divorced Barbie Doll|
> One day a father gets out of work and on his way home
he suddenly remembers that it's his daughter's birthday.
> He pulls over to a Toy Shop and asks the sales person,
"How much for one of those Barbie's in the display window?"
> The salesperson answers, "Which one do you mean, Sir?"
> We have: Work Out Barbie for $19.95, Shopping Barbie for $19.95,
Beach Barbie for $19.95, Disco Barbie for $19.95, Ballerina Barbie for $19.95,
Astronaut Barbie for $19.95, Skater Barbie for $19.95, and
Divorced Barbie for $265.95".
> The amazed father asks: "It's what?!
Why is the Divorced Barbie $265.95 and the others only $19.95?"
The annoyed salesperson rolls her eyes, sighs, and answers:
"Sir..., Divorced Barbie comes with: Ken's Car, Ken's House, Ken's Boat, Ken's Furniture, Ken's Computer, one of Ken's Friends, and a key chain made with Ken's balls."
bit too close to reality actually
Red wrench for me - where does that put me ?Not a joke as such but this is weird - you have got to try it!
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