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Foot Prints of The Past

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LindsayP
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             Footprints Of The Past

Returning to my childhood, my mind turns back the clock
And I think again of memories that will forever last,
I reminisce on bygone days & on my childhood days take stock
And happily do I tread again in those footprints of the past.

I grew up in the thirties in those depression hungry years,
Where not to waste a single thing was certainly not a fable,
Where our stable diet was mutton to allay our hunger fears
And the rabbit played a mighty part upon the kitchen table.

Thinking of my first day at school & tears as a matter of course
And to say it was a happy day would definitely not be true
Pop took me off to school that day behind him on the horse
Where I was supposed to learn & bid my pre-school days adieu.

I remember well those days at school & the fun &games we had
Although we had to walk two miles across the dusty plain,
Most memories were quite good though some were rather bad
But to mention any one of these I certainly must refrain.

I remember one time at school when school sores were rife
And one mother’s cure was to give sulphur & honey to her son,
She said it was a wondrous cure & would maintain a healthier life
But there was another darker side of which we boys made fun.

The down side was that it had a terrible affect upon the bowels
And to misbehave before the teacher certainly wasn’t the rule,
Although it was quite unbearable, for the smell was horribly foul
And we had to suffer the consequence in that tiny one room school.

At weekends we’d go rabbiting with the ferrets and the dogs,
As that was the only way we could earn some pocket money,
For through the war years rabbit skins were worth a tidy bob
And we all enjoyed the tasty meat supplied by the humble bunny.

Money was so very scarce back in those youth full years
But it taught us how to thrifty be & only buy what we would need,
And though we always paid our bills they were often in arrears
But it never done us any harm and caution was the creed.

It all happened over sixty years ago and it’s nice to reminisce
For I wouldn’t change those memories for the die has long been cast,
To return once more to childhood, I place great emphasis
To see again and walk again in those footprints of the past.

                                                                            


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Alison
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Lindsay,

I love how you let us walk in your foot prints of the past.  This was really interesting - and you kept me fascinated from start to finish.

Thank you,
Alison
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Lindsay~
Wonderful to see your smiling face with your posts~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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Money was so very scarce back in those youth full years
But it taught us how to thrifty be & only buy what we would need,
And though we always paid our bills they were often in arrears
But it never done us any harm and caution was the creed.


And there is quite a lesson in this for us, now coping with this market- and waste-oriented society which could need some balance ...

Sometimes it's nice to remember the past and you do it so well and in a colorful way, dear Lindsay.

Love,
Margherita

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LP, I always enjoy reading your reminisces. You take me to times and places, where I have never been before. ~ And might I also say, you do it in such a way as to have me feeling as though I am actually experiencing your reminisces!

All of your life experiences have lead to you becoming the man that you are today! ~ So even the difficult ones ~ were good! lol

Love to you, Aussie Man!

Linda
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Hard times for sure, but you know LP, I am glad you went through all that because that is what made you the guy we love to see on here to relate your wondeful tales...I would so love to sit around a bush camp fire with you and listen to you tell them...

Good job    John
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such sweetness in our past. Reflecting is good and sharing even better. Great job
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what a wonderful journey that was thank you for taking us along

BugBuggy

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Very Wonderfully Written Indeed Lindsay!-- I enjoyed your write very much, and great thoughts put in as well..



I am already Excited for the next write. Until then lol

ARCTIC WIND
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I am so glad that you kind folks enjoyed walking with me, back to those footprints

of the past so to Alison, Marge, Margherita, Linda, John, KK

BugBuggy and Arctic Wind I say a very sincere thanks for your response and for

being my friend. God Bless you all and a big warm hug to everyone.

Lindsay
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This was a masterpiece!
 
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