- April 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm #38135
kaiMemberMember since: January 4, 2008
Thanks so much for that Desi..Will take some measures to take a BO PEEP :lol:That sounds good ….
I have been doing some work last few days on retro,, and have been through a few books here, cos I am sure theres one of the Map of NZ on Railway station floor or wall????
My friend and I were talking about coupla weeks back, and also we were trying to find pics of the newsagent type shop there late 60s early 70s …
The thing is you start reading the NZ books again and get sidetracked Nth N Sth at the neat places n memories of nearly every city and wee town 😆
They need to put blinkers on me,,, to keep my mind on the Job 😉
Cheers From KaiApril 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm #38136
gayebelleMemberMember since: May 28, 2008
Hi Kai, you just jigged my memory. I used to work at ChCh Railways as a cleaner on the Southerner, late 60’s or early 70’s. used to flirt a bit with the Station manager 😉 and he would shout us a cup of coffee in his office after we had finished work about 9pm. (That was all mind, we were all married!! 😉
While we wandered around the station giving cheek to the shunters, we would saunter into the main booking office, and on the floor (parquet) was a large outline map of NZ. We did lot’s of travelling on it.
One night we wandered around and I had one of those ‘laughing boxes’ in my pocket, and set it off every so often, got some strange looks. 🙂
Southern Belle.April 5, 2012 at 11:17 am #38137
tisMemberMember since: November 6, 2008
Lots of reminiscences here relate to NZ whereas mine are of Aussie but gaye-belle’s reminded me of how, as a child, I would gaze with longing at a money-box in a shop window as I waited for my second bus en route to school. It was the bust of a negro and you placed the coin on his tongue and I gather he then swollowed it. Anyone remember those?
Well, lo and behold my youngest daughter bought one a couple of years ago from an antique shop for her boy-friend for Christmas!!
I couldn’t believe it when I saw him open it!!April 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm #38138
JustmeMemberMember since: July 10, 2006
Wowie Tis I remember those money boxes. Were’nt they made of heavy lead as most of the toys in those days. Our neighbour had one. What a coincidence! I bet your eyes nearly popped out of your head. Happy Easter all. :shock::shock::lol::lol:April 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm #38139
I saw one of those at Aunty Phyllis and Uncle Roy’s place when I was a little girl. That would have been in the 1960’s. They had things like that- Toby jugs, a monkey band and so on
One day, while Mum and Aunty Phyllis were chatting, I got stuck into a book which I had heard of but had never read-‘Gone with the Wind’ by Margaret Mitchell. I have never been one for love stories but that one was exceptional and I really enjoyed it. I was unable to finish it in one go,so as soon as I could I went and read the rest.April 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm #38140
ansypansyMemberMember since: May 22, 2009
I had one of those money boxes. They were called greedy nigger boy. Of course that’s not PC now.
My mother game me mine years later, I had it with me when I went working on a farm as housekeeper, and it disappeared. Could only have been the son who took it, but as he was Daddy’s little darling, there was no point in making an issue of it. No doubt he had a good hiding place for it at the time.
Wonder what they’re worth nowApril 5, 2012 at 11:58 pm #38141
beachbelleMemberMember since: June 24, 2006
There was one in a secondhand shop here for $45, it was in the shop window on a weekend and there was a small queue waiting to buy it on the Monday morningApril 6, 2012 at 8:18 am #38142
BryanMemberMember since: October 28, 2006
I would think that they, like the “Postoffice” money box shaped like a book would be collectors items now.
At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South TaranakiApril 6, 2012 at 11:14 am #38143
silverfernMemberMember since: October 4, 2007
Ive got one of those in my cupboard Bryan…the green version.:P
Silverfern from Te AwamutuApril 6, 2012 at 11:53 am #38144
gayebelleMemberMember since: May 28, 2008
“Greedy Nigger Boys,” doesn’t that sound awful today? I remember them too.
I saw too a phone with ear piece handset, about the 70’s I think came out in different colours of red, green and cream plastic, for sale for $70. I have one I display for nostalgic purpose. Sold a white swan vase (Crown Lyn I think) I was given it for my 21st birthday, (60’s) Sold it for a song, but rather than wait for the right person to come along knowing its real value, I let it go, it was only tucked away taking up space. 😐
Now I know why I am not rich! 😉
Southern Belle.November 28, 2012 at 8:57 am #38145
My mother told me about her Esperanto tutor,one of life’s eccentrics.He had an old car which was held together by pieces of string (that is what Mum told me.) and he sometimes gave people a lift home.He used to say that his car could contain four comfortably,five uncomfortably and six passionately.Eventually he sold that old car as a vintage car.November 28, 2012 at 9:03 am #38146
Not that you hear much about Esperanto these days. An Esperanto congress is still the ideal place for anyone doing a psychology/psychiatry thesis.Not all Esperantists are odd people,but the Esperanto movement does seem to have more than its fair share of them.
The above -mentioned Esperanto tutor was a Buddhist and at one congress got up onto the table(This was at the banquet at a congress) and gave a yoga demonstration.
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