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The Good Old Days Ar Memories

Post by Drunk Monkey » August 9, 2019, 9:27 am

Just a bit of fun ..
I must be getting old as keep getting flash backs from.my youth and stand out things that happened in my past ..things i recall and miss ..or not. ..

In no particular order

Helping out in my grans shop n ship.chandling bizz
Going shooting ..real.12 bore pheasant popping ..bush beating for the rich people
Sunday ttreat going to Steeles fish n chip shop in Cleethorpes
Home n away days watching Scunthorpe fc
Applle scrumping
Potatoe n pea picking
My local.pub all who.sailed in her ..traditional.Brit pubs in general.
Norther Soul meets when.music really was music.
My Lambretta Li 150
My Daytona yellow Ford Pop
The Flixbourgh disaster explosion blew me off my bike
Family holidays
My first holiday with mates to.Ibiza .
Greece holiday 20 lads we were nuts .
Loosing my virginity (does a blow up.doll.count)
The way i dressed .. god did i really go.out like that
Having too many kids
Falling tge the local.sewage farm.tank after being dared to.walk on the wall top
My Saab 900...best car ever
My father taking me with him.in his 18 wheeler
Mons sheperds pie
Moving to.Salford for nearly a year when my fsther had a serious rta there .
Blackpool.stag weekends
Scunny at Wembley
My elder brothers death
Princess Di death
Travelling around Mexico ..Monterrey n working on a ranch in Monclova
Course fishing on the local.Keadby canal
Life in Pattaya
2007 gas explosion in Pattaya
Meeting Dao first time

So any memories from.the past ..good bad happy or sad ..things u miss or not..

☆ PLEASE NO POLITICAL. COMMENTS

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Re: The Good Old Days Ar Memories

Post by Drunk Monkey » August 9, 2019, 10:01 am

Hoping fir some of our senior members to.come up with some really good old stuff ...war stories bombing raids n escapes ..

How could i forget
My first real.girlfriend (non inflatable)
My first job n pay packet
Paying my mum.10 quid a week lodge n borrowing it back.within a few days
Saddest memory by a ciuntry mile my.mum.passing away Feb 16 1995 .

Loads more but the grey matter is fading ..dimensia . Not sure cant remember where i left my dictionary .

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Re: The Good Old Days Ar Memories

Post by tamada » August 9, 2019, 9:28 pm

Nice subject DM so In no particular chronological order.

Snogging Rosselyn Simpson behind the New Deer youth club.
Falling from the balcony during a Led Zeppelin concert at Aberdeen Music Hall.
Sneaking around the nurses flats in Blackall.
My first driving lesson with dad... planting his Zephyr 4 in the front hedge, discovering previously unseen concrete posts.
Putting my hand up Rosselyn Simpson's mini skirt on the way to the chippie.
Putting shillings in the gas meter.
My first bass guitar.
Our first gig... we were going to be famous until the rhythm guitarist shagged the lead guitarists girlfriend.
Mum's Sunday steak pie, tatties, peas and mealy jimmy.
My first penpal in Montana.
Shagging Rosselyn Simpson in the VX4/90.
Falling from the balcony in the Barcoo pub in Blackall.
Caravan summer holidays on Nairn links.
Rolling my ute outside Isisford.
Visiting Auntie Sylvia in Saskatoon.
Winning a real fancy, leather-bound St James bible with gold filigree... twice. Once in my 3rd year and again in my 4th.
Getting suspended in my 5th year for smoking and hanging out in the 6th form girls locker room.
Our first child.
Our second child.
Getting my City & Guilds.
Taking the family piss bucket to the outhouse at the bottom of the garden.
Picnics with my teenage girlfriend on a private, country estate.
The day my foreskin first rolled back... (wasn't on the picnic either)
Penthouse magazine (now there's a clue)
Water skiing on Loch Ness.
Northern Soul.
Southern Comfort.
Winning a years supply of Cadbury's chocolate at a nationwide school essay contest.
Getting compassionate leave from remote desert work in China for a cat that died 6 months earlier.
Helping Ma pick funeral music for Da.
Visiting my Auntie Mary in New Zealand.
The drummer shagging the lead guitarists girlfriend... I wasn't getting any so I quit.
M&B bitter up the Hagley Road.
Wine tasting up the Barossa.
Having sex in the Champagne Room.
Breakfast at Brennan's in the French Quarter... wine lists with breakfast and shitfaced by 10 AM.
Picking funeral music for Ma.
Working as a roadie for 'real band'... until I shagged the drummers girlfriend under the stage.

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Post by vlad » August 10, 2019, 12:27 am

Taking a girl from a club for a beach surprise and one of my platforms washing away last seen on the way to the Isle of Man and explaining how I lost it to me mam. Watching Bob Marley in the old Olympic stadium in Munich headlined by Fleetwood Mac.

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Re: The Good Old Days Ar Memories

Post by Raoul Duke » August 10, 2019, 4:39 am

tamada wrote:
August 9, 2019, 9:28 pm
Falling from the balcony during a Led Zeppelin concert at Aberdeen Music Hall.
My god man I hope this was during one of Bonzo's epic solos?
The perfect soundtrack to fall from a height.
Now that's what I call living.
Well played Sir.... =D> Well played.
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Post by saint » August 10, 2019, 7:57 am

What i dont understand , With his obvious party piece of falling off balconies , why he chose to live in Thailand .

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Re: The Good Old Days Ar Memories

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saint wrote:
August 10, 2019, 7:57 am
What i dont understand , With his obvious party piece of falling off balconies , why he chose to live in Thailand .
Indeed .. with two.balcony incidents on Tams CV i hope he chose to live in a single storey dwelling here ..View Talay a definate NO NO

Great list Tam .. .. memories eh ..

Vlad liked the Bob Marley experience .

I forgot ..
Charlie Wilmot plate laying on scunny steelwirks on a job n knock shut down ...in his underpants only.. in the snow in january .. he won his bet and we retired to the Queens bublic house on Rowland rd at 6am for a liquid brekkie .

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Re: The Good Old Days Ar Memories

Post by Old Grumpy » August 10, 2019, 10:24 am

Memories from me, not good or bad ,happy or sad , just memories.
Listening but not really understanding the announcement of the start of WW2 on our battery wireless along with the rest of my family and seeing the tears in my mums eye's when it was announced all males of 18 year's would be enlisted to the army, my brother had just turned 17, then the consternation that all males of foreign origin , my dad was an Italian immigrant over 20 years before, would be interred in a camp for the duration .Followed soon after by the mass evacuation of all kids about my age, then 6 ,to places unknown said to be safe from the expected gas attacks.Returning home 6 months later when the danger was estimated to be past only for our home to receive a direct hit just 8 weeks later which buried my mum , sister and myself alive for over a day before we were rescued, saved by sheltering under a big old wooden kitchen table we sheltered under .
The ominous sound of the air raid siren throughout the next 6 years and the relief when the all clear went and we could crawl out from our underground shelters , having survived yet another attack, only to survey another scene of death and destuction all around us .
The constant feeling of hunger and seeing my poor mum in tears not knowing what she could give us on the meagre ration we were entitled to and seeing her going hungry to give her portion to feed us kids .
I could go on for page after page like this, but although I sometimes relive the experiences in my dreams, generally speaking they have faded with the passing time, but one which never will was the comradie amongst all the neighbours in the same boat, the singing round the old piano in the shelter while bombs were going off all around us, the more bombs the louder the singing, I found out after it was to prevent us kids hearing them and not scream as many were.
They really were the days when you could say "I'm proud to be British .
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Post by Drunk Monkey » August 10, 2019, 10:30 am

Great story OG ..thankyou for sharing it .

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Post by saint » August 10, 2019, 10:31 am

Good post grumpy ... Lest we forget.
Everyone suffered and died during the war , not just servicemen , and not just to keep Britain free , but to free the rest of Europe . Maybe Brussels could do with remembering that right now .

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Post by maxeboy » August 10, 2019, 11:25 am

I fully agree. We should never forget. I was just a kid and remember when my family was listening to the radio. From BBC in London. The signal for victory in morse …- repeated and then the voice. Her er London sender pa frekvens….. Translated to Here is London sending on frequency..... Following up with messages to the resistance members in Denmark. Where to expect drop down of weapon, explosives and agents and so on.
So I will never forget. I lived in London in 6 months 1953/54. Still seeing the damage the NAZI bombs did to the city and the people.
So thank U from a grateful dane.

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Post by tamada » August 11, 2019, 12:58 pm

saint wrote:
August 10, 2019, 7:57 am
What i dont understand , With his obvious party piece of falling off balconies , why he chose to live in Thailand .
I will admit I get a bit twitchy when visiting my mate in his View Talay high-rise.

The Led Zep event I put down to at least 8 pints of McEwans heavy with some black & tan chasers then helping girlfriends with their black velvets at the Star & Garter across the road. TBH, I can't remember much about the whole night out and bouncing off those standing below meant no serious injuries. The show never stopped as the bouncers missed it and it took them about 10 minutes to find me. Even then they weren't sure if it was me as everyone was hammered or stoned and jumping around. It did make about 2 column inches in the Aberdeen Press & Journal though where I was it was reported that "there were reports of someone falling from the balcony during the bands first encore."

The Barcoo incident was related to several pots and middies partaken by my fellow engineer in crime whereas I was reasonably, comparatively sober. However, it was crowded downstairs and we were in a group upstairs with the balcony against our arses. When he stretched back, one foot slipped and he started to pitch backwards. I reached to grab him and as he slipped beneath me under my fulcrum and with my momentum, I was the one that ended up going over. Probably looked like something that Mick McManus and Jackie Palo choreographed for Saturday wrestling. I Ianded on a certain Mrs Cowie who, in another instance of amazing coincidence, was a victim of someone else falling over the same balcony while seated at the same table at the same pub about 8 years earlier. Anyway, her arm was broken, I spilled my beer and my mate was asking, "Where the f*** did Stevo go?"

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Post by Drunk Monkey » August 11, 2019, 1:25 pm

Alcohol seemed to be a factor in your balcony miishaps .. compounded by the brain shaking music

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Post by Barney » August 11, 2019, 8:11 pm

Oh the good old days when there was no internet, no smart phones, when there were no forums etc and people didn’t really give a rats and didn’t obsess and feel a need to talk and argue about politics, world problems, money etc. actually I still don’t give a rats. Learning the art of conversations And debates were in the pub and if you kept on and on about something you were just told by the older guys to pull your f...ing head in son.
Grew up south of Sydney just working 5 days a week, winter was surfing and playing footy on Sunday, summer was same surfing weekends and most nights till about 7 or 8 pm when daylight saving came in, yes there were sharks out there, with cricket on Saturday arvo’s 2 till 6. Drink some grog, pull a few bongs. Go out and chase the girls. What a great no care life it was when younger. Actually Need to get back to that attitude.


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Re: The Good Old Days Ar Memories

Post by AlexO » August 12, 2019, 12:59 pm

Barney wrote:
August 11, 2019, 8:11 pm
Oh the good old days when there was no internet, no smart phones, when there were no forums etc and people didn’t really give a rats and didn’t obsess and feel a need to talk and argue about politics, world problems, money etc. actually I still don’t give a rats. Learning the art of conversations And debates were in the pub and if you kept on and on about something you were just told by the older guys to pull your f...ing head in son.
Grew up south of Sydney just working 5 days a week, winter was surfing and playing footy on Sunday, summer was same surfing weekends and most nights till about 7 or 8 pm when daylight saving came in, yes there were sharks out there, with cricket on Saturday arvo’s 2 till 6. Drink some grog, pull a few bongs. Go out and chase the girls. What a great no care life it was when younger. Actually Need to get back to that attitude.


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Absolutely correct Barney. I have watched the demise of all kinds of civilisation's ie Western, SE. Asian, virtually the whole world, with the advent of the Internet and Smart Phones. These have, while opening up so much information for people to assimilate and absorb have changed us into phone zombies and key board warriors who will spend endless hours arguing and just basically wrapped up in our own wee internet cocoon. The next big war where satellites are taken out will cause something resembling the Living Dead with poor wee people no idea how to communicate and wondering what their fingers are for.

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Post by saint » August 13, 2019, 8:40 am

I was waiting at the lights the other day and i glanced to the vehicle on my right .
Woman driver knew exactly what to do with her fingers .
One was halfway up her nose !!!! I just thought , theres a time and place love .
Hope she wasnt on her was to a sushi bar !!!!!

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saint wrote:
August 13, 2019, 8:40 am
I was waiting at the lights the other day and i glanced to the vehicle on my right .
Woman driver knew exactly what to do with her fingers .
One was halfway up her nose !!!! I just thought , theres a time and place love .
Hope she wasnt on her was to a sushi bar !!!!!
Imagine that! She must have forgot her phone at home to have her fingers free.

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Post by Drunk Monkey » August 13, 2019, 9:38 am

AlexO wrote:
August 12, 2019, 12:59 pm
Barney wrote:
August 11, 2019, 8:11 pm
Oh the good old days when there was no internet, no smart phones, when there were no forums etc and people didn’t really give a rats and didn’t obsess and feel a need to talk and argue about politics, world problems, money etc. actually I still don’t give a rats. Learning the art of conversations And debates were in the pub and if you kept on and on about something you were just told by the older guys to pull your f...ing head in son.


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Absolutely correct Barney. I have watched the demise of all kinds of civilisation's ie Western, SE. Asian, virtually the whole world, with the advent of the Internet and Smart Phones. These have, while opening up so much information for people to assimilate and absorb have changed us into phone zombies and key board warriors who will spend endless hours arguing and just basically wrapped up in our own wee internet cocoon. The next big war where satellites are taken out will cause something resembling the Living Dead with poor wee people no idea how to communicate and wondering what their fingers are for.
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So very true .. most certainly somehing i didnt include in my memories list ..all things tekky

Yes technology is fantastic .. the internet , face book twitter bka bla bla ..yes making business n commerce so.much easier but as stated the downside that corresponds with it is the loss of the art on converstation and socialising , a generation or even two lost to the cyber world when it comes to the fundamentals of life .. couples dont talk..old style hobbies like fishing n sports dissapear . people shop.from.home ..and that doent even factor in the humans that are transfixed and addicted to.on line gaming thus destroying anothrr avenue of making friends via the conventìonal routes .. cabbaged robots with little or no.sense of humour ir personality ..few real driends , take away their phones for 24 hours n they go into meltdowlike a druggie ...in the future will ee see cli ics specialising in the rehab of phone addiction ...
Hasnt the cyber world got alot to answer for ... alas it
s only going get worse as scientists n inventors further the techno boundaries.

OMO ..others my dissagree ..

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Post by saint » August 13, 2019, 1:07 pm

parrot wrote:
August 13, 2019, 9:19 am
saint wrote:
August 13, 2019, 8:40 am
I was waiting at the lights the other day and i glanced to the vehicle on my right .
Woman driver knew exactly what to do with her fingers .
One was halfway up her nose !!!! I just thought , theres a time and place love .
Hope she wasnt on her was to a sushi bar !!!!!
Imagine that! She must have forgot her phone at home to have her fingers free.
Could of been hands free i suppose . Either way you cant exercise your finger enough . :-&

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Post by Airportwo » August 15, 2019, 12:51 pm

"The next big war where satellites are taken out will cause something resembling the Living Dead with poor wee people no idea how to communicate and wondering what their fingers are for."

Don't forget "Mother Nature" its only `12,800 years since the world was bombarded by asteroids that bought an end to the ice age, that was not a "one off" add the sun & solar induced brownouts, the more people rely on their gadgets, the more they will be shocked WHEN something happens, it will be total chaos!

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