Memories Of Childhood

@suzzy3 (8357)
December 31, 2015 5:28pm CST
I am responding to &Jabo's post on childhood memories. I can remember having to be quiet and not talk at meal times. Going for long walks with my mother as a small child. Playing outside with my friends. Walking two miles to school as we lived off the bus route. We were of the generation where children should be seen but not heard. Not upsetting the teachers in case my parents found out. Ouch
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@cindiowens (4367)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
31 Dec 15
Meal times were always a discussion at our house. It was time to catch up on everyone's day.
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@suzzy3 (8357)
31 Dec 15
Mealtimes were taken in silence , I soon changed all that with my kids.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
31 Dec 15
@suzzy3 just curious,, what was the reason for silence?
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@paigea (22563)
• Canada
1 Jan 16
Yes that sounds about like my childhood.
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@just4him (128382)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Jan 16
I'm in the same generation. Talking back for me was painful. It sounds like you had a nice childhood.
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@suzzy3 (8357)
1 Jan 16
It was quite nice but we had to behave ourselves or else.
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@Morleyhunt (21305)
• Canada
1 Jan 16
Meal times were family times. You all ate together, at home. Nice to connect with another familiar face. Happy New Year!
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@suzzy3 (8357)
1 Jan 16
Hello there stranger . We all ate together but talking was not allowed at the table.
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@UncleJoe (11151)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
31 Dec 15
Would you believe I was a model child who never had to be punished? I wouldn't either.
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@suzzy3 (8357)
1 Jan 16
I bet you were a cheeky little boy full of fun.
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@Elizaby (4076)
• Pensacola, Florida
31 Dec 15
I remember many of those things. The only thing that kept our neighborhood from having to walk to the middle school (or Jr.high my first year) was that over a mile of the walk was on a major highway.
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@suzzy3 (8357)
31 Dec 15
Major highway that must have been scary. We walked down country lanes and then on through a village. It was not busy at all.
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@paigea (22563)
• Canada
31 Dec 15
I made sure to listen to the teachers as my parents were teachers and they all knew each other. We were expected to contribute to the conversation at supper!
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@suzzy3 (8357)
31 Dec 15
You sound very lucky
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
1 Jan 16
I'm glad you've joined in with this Suzzy, it's interesting to learn about each other's childhood. Taking your last point - we really respected our teachers, didn't we? No talking back, and what they said we had to do. Same at home.
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
1 Jan 16
I can remember my dad making up stories at bedtime and going swimming with as many children from our street as could fit in his green van
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@suzzy3 (8357)
1 Jan 16
Your Dad sounded a lot of fun and very kind.
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