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Miss the old days

On 19 Oct 2017 at 8:36am 70s girl wrote:
I miss seeing road sweepers (can you believe the roads were actually swept regularly). There are weeds growing at the side of our road now. I miss the rag n bone man on his horse and cart. I miss the roads on Sunday being devoid of traffic. I miss there being no tv broadcast during the day and overnight. I miss seeing policeman walking the beat. I miss the fun of powercuts. I miss tea time with spam sandwiches and artic roll. I miss my parents being young.
On 19 Oct 2017 at 8:44am Hyena wrote:
1870's girl probably had the same thoughts. I suppose we all wallow in a bit of nostalgia once we reach a certain age.
On 19 Oct 2017 at 9:16am Get real wrote:
I donít miss the 1970ís
Everything was either shut or broken
All the men wore brown and had brown furniture
Cars didnít start or broke down
I could go on
Now, give me the eighties Ö
On 19 Oct 2017 at 9:55am Sigh wrote:
Just so you know, Brexit won't bring all that back.
On 19 Oct 2017 at 10:36am Gus wrote:
I enjoyed the 50s, so it possibly will.
On 19 Oct 2017 at 10:58am Observer wrote:
Eighties? Terrible music (the 70s much better here), terrible fashion, terrible politics. Blokes wearing "smart shirts and trousers" drinking terrible lager and fighting outside pubs.
Give me the nineties. The whole country felt confident, optimistic, great music (dance + britpop), cheap foreign travel, everyone suddenly seem relaxed and friendly. Maybe that was something "in the air".
On 19 Oct 2017 at 11:48am Earl of Lewess wrote:
The 90s were a bit of a golden age, when we had more optimism about things. We also had more money and although we moaned about house prices, they were a fraction of what they are now. I liked aspects of the 70s, but the strikes and the atmosphere of decay was depressing. The early 80s were great, but the advent of the Yuppie era ruined it for me. The new century looked good until George Bush, 9/11 and Putin stamped out the optimism of the previous decade. Since then, it's all gone to pot.
On 19 Oct 2017 at 2:43pm Grunge wrote:
Why are there two SSes in Lewes?
On 19 Oct 2017 at 7:02pm The Twister wrote:
I certainly don't miss the fact that most pubs idea of a food offering in "the old days"was a plastic dome on the bar containing a cheese and onion roll and a ham and tomato roll. Both of which were looking worse for wear having sat there for hours.
On 19 Oct 2017 at 7:37pm Oldman wrote:
How can anyone miss not having TV broadcast during the day? Just don't turn it on. I don't think the streets were cleaner then. Less traffic most definitely agree. Why pay lots for policemen to walk around. There is much less crime now (fact). You can still buy spam and arctic rolls if you wish. On the whole much more available now. Whether you chose to be happy now or not up to you. Sorry your parents are old. Getting old sucks. Better than the alternative on the whole though.
On 19 Oct 2017 at 8:45pm We'vehadourfun wrote:
@observer. That something in the the air was ecstasy.
On 20 Oct 2017 at 7:46am Observer wrote:
Maybe, just maybe, that was what I was trying to say. Obviously too subtly....
On 20 Oct 2017 at 5:10pm Pedro wrote:
@ We'vehadourfun & Observer....how irresponsible of you promoting illegal substance abuse.
On 21 Oct 2017 at 9:49am We'vehadourfun wrote:
Shut up pedro.
On 21 Oct 2017 at 6:51pm Oldman wrote:
I was as well pedro

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