Saturday, December 26, 2015


Pasta had not been invented. It was macaroni or spaghetti.

Curry was a surname.

A take-away was a mathematical problem.

Pizza? Sounds like a leaning tower somewhere.

Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.

All chips were plain.

Rice was a milk pudding, and never, ever part of our dinner.

A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.

Brown bread was something only poor people ate.

Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.

Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.

Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.

Chickens didn't have fingers in those days.

None of us had ever heard of yogurt.

Healthy food consisted of anything edible.

Cooking outside was called camping.

Seaweed was not a recognized food.

'Kebab' was not even a word, never mind a food.

Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.

Prunes were medicinal.

Surprisingly muesli was readily available. It was called cattle feed.

Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.

Water came out of the tap. If someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than gasoline for it they would have become a laughing stock.

The one thing that we never ever had on/at our table in the fifties...was elbows, hats and cell phones!


Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

True for the US mostly. Many countries globally had their own '50 stories.
I loved that moving pictures had evolved as well as cars and TValong with ice boxes that lead to TV dinners.

Jackie said...

Amen to the elbows, hats, and cell phones.
You know what, Patty? I've seen hats (baseball caps) on in restaurants, and I shake my head. I see elbows on the table....and cell phones out when people should be talking with each other PERSONALLY and not on the cell phone constantly texting or talking to others. Someone somewhere (parent) has not done his/her job. I shake my head. I am so disappointed in the lack of parenting that I see.
I send you wishes for a happy and prosperous new year.
Love to you,

Winifred said...

Yes Patty, happy days!
Although I have to say I do love pasta and I love Christmas telly.
Have a great year in 2016!