slim said:I wonder when it was that the sweet manufacturers stopped producing Little Smokers sets at Christmas time. I remember getting candy cigarettes, sweet tobacco, chocalate lighter and all the rest of the stuff required for a good pretend smoke?
I remember buying them for my kids in the seventies and they loved them.
They certainly did not encourage them to try the real thing as neither of them smoke and they are aged 37 and 39 and hate the smell of ciggies.
I had non of the misfortunes you had .A good mam and dad (he had just finished 35 years in the army when i was two .We lived in a terraced through house until i jioned at Ganges .It was Gamges and the andrew as a whole that made me into what i am now .From that day on o done good .i only did twelve .I too have two grown ups my house is my (our)own .both retired .with a little behind us .I do not think for one moment i would have been in this position if i had not have joined up my time in taught me a lot .Boys into men comes to mindstan_the_man said:Caught the end of this but here goes dad was a matelot sank 3 times in WW2 drank like a fecking fish and his wages went to the landlord of the local tavern. Mum used to send me to the pub to get some money from him for echo margarine couple of pounds of spuds baked beans and a sliced loaf. Got home from school one day and because dad hadn't paid the rent we'd been evicted so had to sleep for two days in the garden before the council put me in care and I got fed 3 meals a day - fcuking bliss until one of the tw*ts tried to do my arse lost it big time. Escaped to Nirvana with fishing, football and women and the RN. We are who we are but I sit at home here in Cornwall beautiful wife beautiful daughter and the shit is behind me.
Moral of the story - thank fcuk I joined and this council house boy has a better life because of it.
Apologies if I bored the shit out of you all
Jerry_Hatrick said:(granny) said:I remember only having liqurice root to chew to get the taste.
Sweets were on Ration, so we had to make do with some thing called Spanish Wood,
and I'm wondering if we are all talking about this stuff?
Looked similar to the old type Rawplugs, and turned your tongue and lips bright yellow.
onions said:Managed to demolish the old man's shed and half the back fence with one blast.
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