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a little reminisce

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    kai

    Hi Silverfern and SG and all on here. Hope we can revive this thread ??

    would be nice!!

    Cheers From Kai

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    Gigglebyte

    Well my grandmother had a tea caddy with the queen on it and everything that she had was kept spotlessly clean, Whenever anything to do with the queen come onto t.v (or was it radio?) Nana would say”There’s many a time I’ve washed your face madam!”

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    kai

    loved the tea caddys GB

    I think they were stock standard weren’t they ?lol till tea bags came along..

    I also remember the spoon in it silver tea caddy spoon was used for years.similar to this one….lol

    Cheers From Kai

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    #1683842
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    pearly

    wow its amazing this topic is still here.

    I started  this back in 2006,and what fun it was then, ive just come back into grownups.

    always something to reminisce about, even more so today.

    😀

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    Aggie

    Hi Pearly, definitely a long time since we reminisced. Our clinic has bought a house two or 3 hundred metres away from main clinic. We went there for our Shingles vaccs. Talk about reminisce, it still has the original floral carpets, the most beautiful cream self patterned brocade drapes, wardrobe doors in bedrooms discreetly hiding washbasins etc. One bedroom/consult room has a china cabinet, daughter said ‘don’t let mun loose in here’ one or two lovely pieces of amber glass apparently. Still deciding whether or not I like it but I can tell you the BP dropped while we were waiting. Must be 80 to 100 roses on the property, cnr section. A real trip down memory lane

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    pearly

    Well Aggie that sounds a lovely place to have been in and around.

    I have had lots of thoughts today om my old bed when I was a child, wire wove bed with kapok mattress. Mother use to fluff mattress up and it was lovely to lie in , took the shape of ones bones.Then if we didn’t make it ,it still fitted our body and comfortable, both sister and I use to get under the bed sometimes and push the wire wove up with our feet when the other was in bed , naughty yes.

    cheers Pearly

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    Aggie

    Yep, with an old black blanket of some sort or and ex army blanket as an underblanket and always a coat to throw over the foot of the bed if it was really cold. If you didn’t shake the mattress you were almost sleeping on the wire after a few days. Remember when flannelette sheets made their appearance, what bliss. Each Monday the top sheet was put onto the bottom of the bed and the bottom sheet washed. No washing machine for mum until we were married.

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    halcyon

    And no electric blankets either. Sometimes we had a hot water bottle and my grandmother used to knit ‘bedsocks’ for the winter nights. I used to lie on the bed and read for an hour before bedtime. Great way to warm the bed.

    There are certainly some areas where we have ‘progressed’.

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    pearly

    And sheets when we were little were halved your feet did not go to bottom,

    and if friends came over in those days to stay it was top and tail, many a time i topped with a cousin to wake up with a wet bed from other, 🙂

    #1684036
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    pearly

    yes no electric blankets, but we had a sand bottle you plugged in and heated , it got so hot it burned the sheets,

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