Reminiscing.....

@Wizzywig (7860)
June 21, 2009 6:02pm CST
I think old pandas sit around in rocking chairs comparing spanking scars and bragging about how they got them... "in my day, you had to work 24/7 to earn a good spanking... you had to get up 3 hours before you went to bed and 74 of you shared one bamboo shoot every 12 days.... - you try telling THAT to the young pandas of today and they WON'T believe you!!!" They wear hand knitted pullovers, braces and a knotted handkerchief on their head and the little old lady pandas have those slippers with either a zip or the little buttons on. Oh, and those big wrap-around aprons 'n' big bloomers.....
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
22 Jun 09
When I was a young whippersnapper, I had to walk 500 miles to school and BACK each day with a sheep in each pocket just to keep my hands warm. I ate small forest creatures on the way for sustenance and carried a turtle shell with my homework carved on that back of it. (I used a dinosaur bone as a pencil) These youthful pandas of today just don't get it!
@Wizzywig (7860)
22 Jun 09
Yooooouuuu were lucky! We had to crawl across broken glass on our hands and knees, carrying a sack of coal on our backs to school TWICE a day, because we had to go home to our septic tank int' middle 't'road to scavenge for frogs sputum to feed our baby brothers and sisters. Pencils...? Dinosaur bones??... we had to use one of our own ribs, honed to a point by rubbing it on the rough skin of our elbows. Sheep??? Pockets...???? ooooh, LUXury... we had to make do with slugs tied to our fingers with barbed wire..... and we were grateful!!!!
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@Wizzywig (7860)
22 Jun 09
Yooooouuuu were lucky! We had to crawl across broken glass on our hands and knees, carrying a sack of coal on our backs to school TWICE a day, because we had to go home to our septic tank int' middle 't'road to scavenge for frogs sputum to feed our baby brothers and sisters. Pencils...? Dinosaur bones??... we had to use one of our own ribs, honed to a point by rubbing it on the rough skin of our elbows. Sheep??? Pockets...???? ooooh, LUXury... we had to make do with slugs tied to our fingers with barbed wire..... and we were grateful!!!!
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@Wizzywig (7860)
22 Jun 09
ooops!
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@kykidd (6823)
• United States
24 Jun 09
That is so hilarious. I really enjoy sitting around with my elders listening to them tell stories. I guess it is because I don't receive the opportunity to do so very often. Thanks for sharing your story and have a wonderful day!
@Wizzywig (7860)
24 Jun 09
My grandfather used to tell me about 'during the war' when I was a kid and i found it so boring then. Now i wish I'd paid more attention to what he was saying. I keep telling my mum she should write down all the things she recalls about her childhood in the 1930s and I have written down a few of my memories from my own. Thanks for responding