Members childhood memories. A thread for the whole of ATS to enjoy

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posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 06:59 AM
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Hi Guys

A reply to a post of mine and some of the recent threads posted has brought some memories back.

ATS is about as diverse as it gets for members and yet we all ended up here. So I thought how very different our backgrounds must be.

We from vendettent, (hope you mind me using you as an example) a clearly intelligent 16 year old just starting out the adventure we call life.

To more senior members like rockymcgilicutty that I highly respect and laugh with all the time,and I dare say even more senior members with everything in between to throw into the mix.

We come from every race,creed and colour, and from all four corners of the earth.

I just thought it might be fun to share, old, new and from every culture.


NOTE:

This kind of thread has a habit of getting into the whole "Youngsters today huh, they don't know they're born"
I would suggest that they very much do know they are born, and deserve as much respect as older members.

This thread is about sharing childhood memories Those from decades ago, and those from 6 years ago if you are that young, and All are invited to partake especially young and new members.

Please remember T's and C's when posting

I'll start with the post I put in another thread




I still remember cycling to Woolworth's (you Brits will remember that) every Saturday for 4 weeks only to be told they were sold out, and cycling home with my head hung low, and tears in my eyes.





And my childhood birthday treat to take my best friend for a meal here




This was the menu in South Africa at the time it's the only image I could find but the UK menu was pretty much the same



Have fun with the thread guys

I hope it brings you all many happy memories,

Cody
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posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 07:13 AM
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lol Wimpy...

We still got Wimpy in our town but you gotta be a solicitor to afford their prices!


Good food still though.

I'm not that old though but I suppose having two kids makes you feel kinda old... My best kept memories are my illegal raving days, before the raves went down hill and the ol bill kept busting em'.

I suppose my 'childhood' memories would be going out all day and most of the night, (without precious mobile phones) and just being a little toe rag I guess.


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posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 07:18 AM
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reply to post by SilentE
 


You may need to edit that post
T's and C's don't allow for drug references
Just a heads up

Cody
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posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 07:19 AM
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I have childhood amnesia for a lot of it. I still get bits and pieces but the timeline is difficult. Wasn't a good childhood so I would rather not visit. Thanks all the same. Nice thread.

P



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 07:24 AM
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Originally posted by pheonix358
I have childhood amnesia for a lot of it. I still get bits and pieces but the timeline is difficult. Wasn't a good childhood so I would rather not visit. Thanks all the same. Nice thread.

P


You could always share from your rebirth as an adult
Your happy newly born "childhood memories" so to speak. I'd hate for anybody to feel excluded.

Cody



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 07:25 AM
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Two words......Marathon Bars......yummm

and OMNI Magazine

and ummm....Valerie Bertinelli



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 07:29 AM
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reply to post by cody599
 


Thank you for that kindness. I suffer PTSD from childhood and the memories are subject to the amnesia. Unfortunately the emotions have not been forgotten. I have a method of control that works well but I never had the rebirth you speak of.

Most of my energy goes into raising children. Only a few more years and then, well, I don't really know.

You made me feel warm today. Thank you.

P



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 07:34 AM
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A lot has changed since I was a kid. Everything is now on the internet compared to going to different stores. The fast food is still terrible, but good at the same time. I'm more mature and happy.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 07:37 AM
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Hi cody. Growing up was all about football for me. And my beloved Liverpool FC. They were the kings of europe..
....


i used to go to anfield and soak up the energy and atmosphere.....
....The local derby against the mancs could get a bit heated though lol...
......And i loved the manchester and liverpool music scene.....



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 07:52 AM
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Most of my energy goes into raising children.
reply to post by pheonix358
 


A more worthy cause there never was nor shall be
If done well
I just wish I could see the world through your kids eyes
It must be an amazing place of love and fun.

Cody




posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 07:57 AM
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reply to post by TheDoctor46
 


Hi Doc
How's life in scouseland ?

Norwich all the way




Ahem to the next division





posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 08:02 AM
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Well l dont live in Liverpool. Thats why i still have wheels on my car
..Norwich are doing ok. And surely delias pies are surely the greatest in the premier league!!



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 08:13 AM
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If it's north of Watford Gap it becomes a blur to me


Sorry to our cousins it's a Brit joke

But we all loved this as kids



Remember that Doc ?



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 08:17 AM
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Or better yet



I couldn't understand why dad insisted on watching that advert
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posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 08:34 AM
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Originally posted by cody599
reply to post by TheDoctor46
 


Or better yet



I couldn't understand why dad insisted on watching that advert
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.....cant remember the hovis advert but of course the flake one is vaguely familiar
......what about this one cody.....



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 08:45 AM
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Originally posted by TheDoctor46
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Well l dont live in Liverpool. Thats why i still have wheels on my car
..Norwich are doing ok. And surely delias pies are surely the greatest in the premier league!!


Haha.. I sometimes wonder what my old man would have thought of the internet. He was a scouser. Used to drive double decker buses some time before he settled in aus.. he never got to see the net, he would have been fascinated by the libraries and information, but learning about his old place of childhood and being able to see it on youtube, full of louts.. he'd probly have another stroke!

We moved a lot as I was a kid, didn't really know anywhere as stable until I was about 8. So as an only kid I tended to stay away from groups. Luckily that never changed me as an adult *stares at monitor*.. lol

Then I found booze at 13. and so began a hangover that lasted 30 years. From wild eyed obnoxiousness to lamenting mindfulness. Speculating about gods and aliens and getting closer to neither.

You never feel so out of control until you try to maintain it.

Remember fishing a lot though, we drove along the coast, past many old ruined shanty towns and caravan parks. 4 cats and a dog, lol, in an old station wagon.

Hmm, somewhere in there I was. It's funny thinking back and remembering something that you only ever felt at that time.



lol



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 09:46 AM
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I don't have any pictures...I will say my childhood was a little different having such young parents. I spent majority of my time at my grandmothers who I named..'mammy'

She cared for me and loved me. She was a little eccentric...but that's how are whole family is..and it makes a person more fun and interesting.


I remember one time when I was five..or a bit younger...my aunt was in the bathroom cutting her hair, she walked out to get an opinion and I walked in and grabbed those scissors up and chopped my hair off.

I had long white blonde hair down to my lil buns and I cut it up to right below my ear...Unevenly of course..
My grandma came in..screamed and I looked up at her and said 'is it pretty'
She fell to her knees and started bawling. I didn't know what I had done wrong. I had to go get my hair fixed at a salon, and it was something awful. I really wish I could find a pic of before and after..ah well.

Have a wonderful day!!!!

Peace and love
-nat
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posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 10:22 AM
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Some of my best memories from childhood were with my Grampa at his rivercamp. He was not my Bio Grampa, but he was the only one I ever knew. I was the only one in the family who called him Grampa, everyone else called him George.

Well Grampa, I still love and miss you.

We would start off our day hunting crawdads......




They were bait we would use on the trotline we ran. If you have never fished this way, believe me it is the only way to fish for a group. You can put 50 hooks out but need to check it every 12 hours min.



After the sun went down it was time to get the jon boat out for frog gigging. That was my favorite time I think. We would gig for frogs, but if they were hard to get to. we also used a scoped .22 cal with short ammo (another reason to keep our guns
). To get at them, yes to me they kind of taste like chicken.........



End result......



By the time we got done on saturday nights we made sure we were back in time for Bob Shreves Past Prime Play House. This show ran from about 1:00 A.M To 6:00 A.M. It was funny as [snip]
. We had a antenna hooked up in a tree so we could get it, Grampa and his brothers would argue and cuss each other until they had it adjusted to where the pic wasn't to bad. Bob Shreve hosted the show for a beer company and would be half drunk every night, some nights he would get so drunk they would have to take him off T.V



About twice a year 4th of July and Labor day, all of me and gramp's work would show itself for the family.

FISH FRY......




Thank you for the memories Grampa....R.I.P



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 10:30 AM
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These kinds of threads are always so fun Cody, I enjoy getting to know more about the human and personal sides of our ATS community. I really like getting to know more about how people grew up in different Countries and in different areas within my own Country, USA......


We, my sister and I had a happy childhood....our family was kinda different, or less traditional then most of the families in our nieghborhood...My Dad was a Musician and played in a band, My Mom owned an Educational Toy Store, which was an odd thing 40 years ago...she was a pioneer way before Discovery Toys and others that became popular. Tara and I loved hanging out there, it was a very kid friendly store with a play area and samples of most toys kids were allowed to touch and play with...as we got older we both worked there...lol...alot of celeberties shopped there and I got to check out Robby Benson......who was a babe back in the day...


Music was also a Big part of my childhood from a young age...lol...I had my little pink battery operated record player that I LOVED ( it also came in very handy when we were without power after a major earthquake )...my Dad would always let us pick out a 45 record when he took us to the music store....once I started working I spent most of my money on albums and concert tickets.

My Dad always told me to stay away from Musicians....but did I listen...No.....lol...my 1st Love was a Drummer when we were 13 and 14 yrs. old.......in our teen years every Fri. in school we would circulate all the open parties happening that weekend...usually with live bands and kegs......
....yeah we were "bad" but I always got good grades and liked school.....lol....my poor parents, I used every "trick" you could think of to do things I shouldn't have been doing ! LOL....I would leave the house to "spend the night" at my friends dressed like a "nice girl"....then do a quick change at my friends into "not so nice" outfits that would have made my Dad say "Put some God Damm clothes On ! "But we sure had FUN !!!!



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 10:38 AM
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Haha theres some great stories on here from everyone. One of my memories was my mum banning me from going to the Manchester United V Liverpool match because it was always renowned for violence. So i just said i was going to a friends house. And of course me and 2 friends.....Went to the match! Omg i wished i would have listened to her now. I never seen as many bricks and bottles thrown in a street in my life. There were people fighting everywhere smashed shop windows, One guy was wondering round with a screwdriver and i dont think he was planning on doing any DIY!. We managed to get on a train (by running on the tracks) and locked ourselves in the toilet lol. We were only teenagers!..Listen to your parents kids!!!!!





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