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Started by: britboy (6751) Report abuse
Mainly the adults!

Way back in the 50's and early 60's I can remember family and friends get togethers, usually over the Christmas period.
There was always a close knit adults discussion going on at the kitchen sink when all the adults pitch in to wash and dry the dishes ( no dishwashers then).
The chat was in low key and usually kept away from the kids...

"your lad is growing up fast, has he got a girlfriend yet ?"

" my lass is growning fast, she will make someone a lovely wife one day"

" I see suchabody is courting, nothing good will come of that, she could do better"

"Our neibours lad is a bit of a bugger, he will be getting some young girl in trouble soon"

" That one down the road, you know who I mean, bit of a floozy, I reckon her daughter will go the same way, three kids before she's twenty!"

And so the chat went on until the dishes were washed, dried and put away.

I used to just stay within earshot, pretending to be canyoning in my colouring book but taking all in.

Such magical days

Posted by: britboy (6751) Report abuse
Did any WW members have their parents trying to matchmake?

Posted by: aussie94 (1646) Report abuse


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