Friday, April 29, 2016

I Remember . . . When I Was a Kid

I remember the bologna of my childhood, 
And the bread that we cut with a knife, 
When the children helped with the housework, 
And the men went to work not the wife. 

The cheese never needed a fridge, 
And the bread was so crusty and hot, 
The children were seldom unhappy 
And the wife was content with her lot. 

I remember the milk from the bottle, 
With the yummy cream on the top, 
Our dinner came hot from the oven, 
And not from a freezer; or shop. 

The kids were a lot more contented, 
They didn't need money for kicks, 
Just a game with their friends in the road, 
And sometimes the Saturday flicks. 

I remember the shop on the corner, 
Where cookies for pennies were sold 
Do you think I'm a bit too nostalgic? 
Or is it....I'm just getting old? 

Bathing was done in a wash tub, 
With plenty of rich foamy suds 
But the ironing seemed never ending 
As Mama pressed everyone's 'duds'. 

I remember the slap on my backside, 
And the taste of soap if I swore 
Anorexia and diets weren't heard of 
And we hadn't much choice what we wore. 

Do you think that bruised our ego? 
Or our initiative was destroyed? 
We ate what was put on the table 
And I think life was better enjoyed. 

Author Unknown 

If you can remember those days, 
continue to enjoy your retirement.

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