A Poem to which some may relate

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A Poem to which some may relate

Post by Biggdad » 26 Jun 2018, 22:49

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A poem to which some
I remember the corned beef of my Childhood,
And the bread that we cut with a knife,
When the Children helped with the housework,
And the men went to work not the wife.

The cheese never needed a fridge,
And the bread was so crusty and hot,
The Children were seldom unhappy,
And the Wife was content with her lot.

I remember the milk from the bottle,
With the yummy cream on the top,
Our dinner came hot from the oven,
And not from a freezer; or shop.

The kids were a lot more contented,
They didn't need money for kicks,
Just a game with their friends in the road,
And sometimes the Saturday flicks.

I remember the shop on the corner,
Where biscuits for pennies were sold
Do you think I'm a bit too nostalgic?
Or is it, I'm just getting Old?

Bathing was done in a wash tub,
With plenty of rich foamy suds
But the ironing seemed never ending
As Mum pressed everyone's 'duds'.

I remember the slap on my backside,
And the taste of soap if I swore
Anorexia and diets weren't heard of
And we hadn't much choice what we wore.

Do you think that bruised our ego?
Or our initiative was destroyed?
We ate what was put on the table
And I think life was better enjoyed.

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Re: A Poem to which some may relate

Post by Dreamweaver » 27 Jun 2018, 10:54

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Re: A Poem to which some may relate

Post by lynny » 28 Jun 2018, 09:06

Ah the good old days. :lol:

What's gone is gone and cannot be undone......thank heavens! (Sorry Shakespeare)
Never look back Is my motto. \:D/

Having said that.....I love classic cars and retro clothes from the 50s/60s. They knew how to make them both then.

Anyone been watching 'Back in Time for Dinner' on the ABC?

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Re: A Poem to which some may relate

Post by Dreamweaver » 28 Jun 2018, 13:12

People's lives in the traditional world were highly unstable. All kinds of things could happen. Plague, war, famine. But their communities had a stable rhythm about them. Your life was much like your father's life, much like your grandfather's life, much like the lives your children would live. So, there is this reassuring sense that you see very strongly in traditional communities. That even though their personal lives may be unstable, their communities, their ways of life, are highly stable, associated with traditional rituals and ceremonies.

Contrast that then, with the world of modernity. A world in which people are living longer lives, maybe even more secure lives. More sheltered from random everyday violence. But the communities they live in are now becoming more unstable. The conditions of life changing more rapidly, the way in which people make a living changing, people moving more from one place to the next. So look at the paradox. A traditional world of unstable lives and stable communities to a modern world of more secure individual lives but less stable communities.
Quoted from The Modern World, Part One: Global History from 1760 to 1910 University of Virginia
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