Those were the days !!

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Those were the days !!

Post by Veejay » 01 May 2015, 08:59

EATING IN THE FIFTIES (would we go back to them???)

Pasta had not been invented. It was macaroni or spaghetti. Curry was a surname.
A take-away was a mathematical problem.
Pizza? Sounds like a leaning tower somewhere.
Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
All chips were plain.
Rice was a milk pudding, and never, ever part of our dinner.
A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.
Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.
Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
Chickens didn't have fingers in those days.
None of us had ever heard of yogurt.
Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
Cooking outside was called camping.
Seaweed was not a recognized food.
Kebab' was not even a word, never mind a food.
Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.
Prunes were medicinal.
Surprisingly muesli was readily available. It was called cattle feed.
Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.
Water came out of the tap. If someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than gasoline for it they would have become a laughing stock.

The one thing that we never ever had on/at our table in the fifties...was elbows or hats!

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Post by lighthouse » 01 May 2015, 11:06

Veejay wrote:EATING IN THE FIFTIES (would we go back to them???)

Pasta had not been invented. It was macaroni or spaghetti. Curry was a surname.
A take-away was a mathematical problem.
Pizza? Sounds like a leaning tower somewhere.
Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
All chips were plain.
Rice was a milk pudding, and never, ever part of our dinner.
A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.
Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.
Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
Chickens didn't have fingers in those days.
None of us had ever heard of yogurt.
Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
Cooking outside was called camping.
Seaweed was not a recognized food.
Kebab' was not even a word, never mind a food.
Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.
Prunes were medicinal.
Surprisingly muesli was readily available. It was called cattle feed.
Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.
Water came out of the tap. If someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than gasoline for it they would have become a laughing stock.

The one thing that we never ever had on/at our table in the fifties...was elbows or hats!
Veejay ........lots of memories

Add to that list
1/ no coffee, either instant or beans, only liquid chicory in a bottle for some people
2/ milk did not come in bottles, cartons or plastic bags, it was delivered to the front door in a billy by the milkman.
3/ spaghetti did not come in packets to be cooked, only in tins
4/ chips were things that you asked to be added with the cooked fish at the fish shop as a take away
5/ chicken came from the back yard or the butcher....whole, to be roasted
6/ baked egg custard rice desert, until the Chinese came and taught us rice can be eaten with a stir fry as a meal
7/ groceries were purchased at the small shop near by and carried home in home made string bags. No supermarkets or plastic bags.

Sometimes I feel people were more contented in those days with less choice :happy-sunshine:
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. ”
Helen Keller

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Post by terra » 01 May 2015, 21:11

...... and our ice chest kept our milk, butter & fresh food so cool !
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...... no electricity required, just a fresh block of ice from the ice-man every second day or so.
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Post by lighthouse » 02 May 2015, 07:38

Terra......yes I had forgot the ice man..........he was better than the ice man of today selling ice and causing problems for the young



Ah year what about the man selling props for the clothes line ??? Props for sale ....props for sale...I can still hear him :character-oldtimer:
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. ”
Helen Keller

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Post by godfather » 02 May 2015, 19:12

Thanks VJ, what a great post.
I was around in the late 50's and remember most of those happenings. It was so pre-historic for some who came from Europe because they were a little further advanced then Australians, only a little bit!
I reckon such lists should be preserved for future generations to look at and shake their heads, or to see how tough it really was during the immigration boom times!

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