One thing we all enjoyed growing up was family love...Then in those days marriage meant forever... These days they say a wedding costs up to $30000 and lasts about 5 years. Our daughter eloped back in 1988 and didn’t cost us a cent. Alas, both our kids are divorced.
Do you remember the following:
- Dunnies down the back
- Milk delivered in bulk into waiting containers
- A bloke driving a dray shouting out PROPS!! No hills hoist in those days
- An ice man delivering ice as no refrigeration in house
- Mum scrubbing clothes on a board as we didn’t have a washing machine
- Pushing an old mower
These are just a few happy memories from growing up...
Later, TV... Luckily in Darwin, this didn't happen til late 1960s
Have you listened to the song Coalminers Daughter? I married Jenny whose father had been a coal miner in Collie W.A.
They did it tough in the early days for very poor wages.. Now all open cut and mechanically mined ..
As I said in the opening sentence , what a wonderful way to grow up with so much family love
P.S try explaining all the above to grand kids and great grand kids They cannot apprehend!!!