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JustJohn Report 3 Sep 2013 10:15

However did we live? An ounce of this, 3 and 11 for that, Quink, nibs, postage stamps, no telephone except the 4d one down the road (with glass always intact, though a strange aroma at times). No TV, just a crackly old brown Bush tuned to Hilversum (now a F1 racing track in Northamptonshire, I believe). Not even a car, just trolly buses with long poles to put the two antenna on roof back on the wires - at least once per mile, it seemed :-( Quicker to walk some days.


RolloTheRed Report 3 Sep 2013 10:41

A great many people lived perfectly comfortable lives in the England of 1921 - 1961 odd as it may seem.

My GGF bought his first car (new) in 1925, a Morris Oxford ("Bullnose").
He also had a telephone mostly used for business matters. One of his phone numbers in Essex is still in use in the same premises with the last 2 digits unchanged!

Most of the family have always been very keen on new ways of doing things, especially if there is any way to make a buck out of it.

I liked trolleybuses and would like to see them return. Quiet, no fumes.


Sharron Report 3 Sep 2013 11:21

You have to be able to get your head around a string of numbers to know where to put the point in and have it make sense. I can't do it.

Fractions can be seen as a part of a whole and I can deal with percentages by seeing them mentally as one hundred things divided.

Eight furlongs are parts of a whole mile but I can't see that decimalized part of the thousand things that make up the new length.

I can see an acre in my mind and a chain, I can see how long they are or how big because I can relate them to something but I can't see the number as anything. It is just a cold, dead thing.


GlasgowLass Report 3 Sep 2013 11:45

I have no idea how I lived before digital TV and the internet.

On Sunday, my world crashed.
I actually felt stranded!

We had a water leak from a shower which blew out all the electrical sockets to the downstairs part of the house.
OK, we still had, power upstairs, all overhead lights and a working cooker, but as all the TVs are fed from the digital arial in the lounge where there was no power, we had no working TVs anywhere in the house, internet or home phone ( cordless)
No internet meant no Wi Fi connection to our phones or laptops

By yesterday, we couldn't survive any longer, everyone was itching to get back, we ran long extension cables from the upstairs to down, just so we could have TV and internet back!
Forget the cable hazzards... we needed or life back!

We had power restored today and life is returning to normal. Phew!

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 4 Sep 2013 12:58

Hey that's a good idea Liz must try that if I try taking photos with my digital camera (son's hand-me-down) I have a good selection of photos of feet as it always seem to be pointing down now will try a little higher for car no. plates.

Huia I'm just so glad when a photo comes out clear even if it is of "Big Foot"

As for weights and measures why can't they just leave things alone we were fine with the old measurements, well I was!,

Brenda mine's on pay as you go but as I don't use it very much I was horrified to find that almost £10 went missing because we didn't use it ....daylight robbery I would say

And Linda we were at a wedding recently well during the service (and we were in the second row from the Bride) the blooming phone started to ring ...could we put it off...No we could not , so embarrassing ! :-S


Huia Report 4 Sep 2013 22:10

I was at a funeral once, and a cellphone (not mine) started ringing. A woman hurriedly searched her handbag to turn it off. I was a bit disgusted. Most cellphones have a vibrating setting. If she really needed to be contacted she could have used that. I turn mine on only by arrangement, such as if I have left my vehicle to be serviced and gone off shopping. They can ring me if they have a problem. I don't normally have it turned on, as I live in an area with poor coverage and the battery goes flat from 'searching'. I would certainly not have it turned on in a wedding or funeral.

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 4 Sep 2013 22:52

Ah! Huia I hardly ever use the phone and very rarely get calls so never have the phone on but somehow it got switched on by mistake. I would never knowingly have a phone switched on at any sort of gathering just a mistake which caused us embarrassment :-S


Huia Report 4 Sep 2013 23:19

Yes, I realise mistakes do happen. The one at the funeral I felt was really bad.


Huia Report 4 Sep 2013 23:20

At least at a wedding you could say it was 'wedding bells' unless your ringtone was some funereal sound, or something else inappropriate!

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 4 Sep 2013 23:49

:-D :-D :-D