Only your childhood had these amazing moments

Some call it “back in the day” and others call it “the good ole days.”  No matter what you call

Some call it “back in the day” and others call it “the good ole days.”  No matter what you call them if you remember these things, you were a child of the 50s and 60s!

Your mum was always home and didn’t have to work. Her job was being mum.

Your friend’s mother could smack you.

Jeans were called dungarees.

You know the words to “Purple People Eater.”

Toys worked with mind power, not battery power.

You respected your teachers.

Everybody had one phone, in one colour (black), only one phone number and there was one phone company.

Pink shirts didn’t bother you. Pink was a popular colour then.

Pierced ears were the rage, but your mum wouldn’t let you get them

You went to the roller rink every weekend

Movie theatres weren’t just indoors!

You know who these characters are:


You remember drawing with these:


You didn’t kick off your heels; you kicked off your go-go boots

You think Paisley is a great pattern for nearly any piece of clothing.

As children, you would ride in cars with no seatbelts or airbags.

Riding in the back of a ute was your idea of fun in summer…so was the sprinkler!

You had no childproof lids on bottles, doors, or cabinets

When you rode your bikes, you had no helmets.

You would spend hours building our go-carts

You would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as you were back when the streetlights came on.

You ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank fizzy drinks but you were never overweight… you were always outside playing.

You shared a fizzy drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one died from this.

You made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms

You didn’t go to “pre-school”, and when you graduated high school you knew how to read, use proper grammar and do basic maths

You only got new toys on birthdays and holidays and were so happy with whatever you received.

When you were a kid, your station waggon’s rear seat faced backwards.

Everyone had cap guns.

You could buy ‘Fags’ at the shops before you were 18…even when you were 6!

You got up to change the channel.

You had a pet rock.

What was your favourite on this list? Have times changed for the better? What do you wish your grandkids did today? Tell us tonight!

  1. Lorna Gardam  

    My brothers and I would get up early after Guy Fawkes night and search the streets for unused crackers.

    • Those were the best days of our lives. Wish I could go back there. The only good thing about living today is that there are great advances in medicine.
      The downside is that we’re living way past our use by date with aches and pains everyday. Some days it’s bearable and other days it’s not that good.

  2. K. Scott  

    We would go to our next door neighbours who had a big front lawn and we would play running games until dark and then we would go home . We had a lot of fun in those days .We didn’t need toys as such just an old nugget tin filled with dirt to weight it down to play hopscotch .There were many games we played outside .We were never inside .
    unless it rained.

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