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Reminiscing
« on: July 04, 2018, 09:01:29 PM »
My elderly uncle 85 yrs was talking of Penny Friday when he was a lad.
My elderly aunt 90 yrs said they had farthing Fridays as they were a big family and so couldn't afford to be given a Penny but she went on to tell us that every Sunday they all had a small bar of white chocolate
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Re: Reminiscing
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 10:40:09 PM »
Not a memory. More old money related.
I never knew we'd had a four pence coin. (groat)

Might be a bit before all of our times. About 1850ish
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Re: Reminiscing
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 06:22:48 PM »
Yes there was the groat before my time as well Fly as was the Penny Friday - it may have been six penny Friday in my day ;)
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Re: Reminiscing
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 01:52:32 PM »
I was always jealous of kids that got pocket money, no matter what the amount, as I never got any. Any coins coming my way were earned or if I got lucky I found in the street. going to the shops for neighbours earned you anything from a penny to thruppence. I distinctly remember one day, I would be about eight, running to the shops for a lady on our street { believe it or not she's still alive and almost 100 } and she gave me sixpence for going, I went home still staring at this coin not believing my luck and I made the mistake of showing it to my mother, she asked if she could borrow it and she would pay me back the next day, I agreed.....I'm still waiting!!
When I left  school and got my first job I had to hand over the equivalent of 80% of my wages to my mum every week and what was left after I took out expenses for such as bus fares and the like it didn't leave me with a great deal, needless to say I didn't socialise a lot.
This is why I turn a deaf ear to people {especially the young} who bang on about how they are struggling, and how costly things are.
They seemed simpler times then, if you couldn't afford it you went without. In my mothers case and most others, stuff that had to be got on the never never took ages to pay off, thankfully in those days there was no hidden extras, no interest added for late payments, what price you bought an item for no matter how long it took to pay off that was the price you paid.
Got to go now every thing is starting to go into Sepia........
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Re: Reminiscing
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 08:27:39 PM »
Totally agree with you Sorastro.
We didn't have much money and being the eldest of three with just dad working we did get treats but not regular pocket money.
I have never believed in having things on 'Tick' and have maintained that principle all my life.
The plastic cards that are used so freely today will never help in the long term of life.
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Re: Reminiscing
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2019, 08:52:07 PM »
Another thing I always remembered when I was a lad, my parents, when telling the time would always refer to twenty five past the hour as five and twenty past. Same with five and twenty to. I used to say it when my kids were little but I seem to have dropped it somewhere along the line.
 
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Re: Reminiscing
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2019, 09:26:43 PM »
Another thing I always remembered when I was a lad, my parents, when telling the time would always refer to twenty five past the hour as five and twenty past. Same with five and twenty to. I used to say it when my kids were little but I seem to have dropped it somewhere along the line.
 

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Re: Reminiscing
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2019, 01:37:37 AM »
My uncle speaks of Silver Sleeve  ::) I had never heard this saying but he explained what it meant ---- eeeewwww,

Does anyone use the word -'brung'? I had never heard of this either until one of my foster children used it.

One of my jobs when growing up was to take the loose carpets chuck them over the washing line and hit them with a hand brush - cough cough - I doubt we will see that done these days!!
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Re: Reminiscing
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2019, 08:09:31 PM »
My uncle speaks of Silver Sleeve  ::) I had never heard this saying but he explained what it meant ---- eeeewwww,

Does anyone use the word -'brung'? I had never heard of this either until one of my foster children used it.

One of my jobs when growing up was to take the loose carpets chuck them over the washing line and hit them with a hand brush - cough cough - I doubt we will see that done these days!!


Brung I used it and still do "I've brung the washing in" ... "So and so has brung you a present" etc very common round here, probably because were very common round here.
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Re: Reminiscing
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2019, 08:37:27 AM »

Brung I used it and still do "I've brung the washing in" ... "So and so has brung you a present" etc very common round here, probably because were very common round here.

It's strange how even within our County we can use different words.
It sticks in my mind that back in the 60's I met my husband. He was from the next village to ours.
 Even so there were times where I needed to ask 'what he meant' I had never heard some of the words/ slang he used.
Brung wasn't one though.
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