Life Part Two

The adventures of Fay and Bob as they move beyond the 9 to 5 life

A trip down memory lane

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Hope you enjoy this little word journey.

This won’t make a lot of sense to many unless you were there!
EATING IN THE FORTIES and the FIFTIES
*  Curry was an unknown entity.
*  Olive oil was kept in the medicine cabinet
*  Spices came from the Middle East where we believed that they were used for embalming
*  Herbs were used to make rather dodgy medicine.
*  A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.
*  The main vegetables known to us were potatos, peas, beans, carrots and cabbage, anything else was regarded as being a bit suspicious.
*  All crackers were plain; the only choice we had was whether to put the salt on or not.
*  Condiments consisted of salt, pepper and vinegar.
*  Soft drinks were called pop.
*  Coke was something that we mixed with coal to make it last longer.
*  Rice was a milk pudding, and never, ever, part of our dinner.
*  A microwave was something out of a science fiction movie.
*  Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
*  Oil was for lubricating your bike not for cooking, fat was for cooking
*  Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves, not bags.
*  The tea cosy was the forerunner of all the energy saving devices that we hear so much about today.
*  Tea had only one colour, Black.
*  Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
*  Figs and dates appeared every Christmas, but no one ever ate them.
*  Salad cream was a dressing for salads, mayonnaise did not exist
*  Hors d’oeuvre was a spelling mistake.
*  Soup was a main meal.
*  The menu consisted of what we were given, and was set in stone.
*  Only Heinz made beans, there were no others.
*  Leftovers went in the dog, never in the bin.
*  Special food for dogs and cats was unheard of.
*  Sauce was either brown or red.
*  Fish was only eaten on Fridays.
*  Frozen food was called ice cream.
*  Ice cream only came in one flavour, vanilla.
*  None of us had ever heard of yogurt.
*  Healthy food had to have the ability to stick to your ribs.
*  Indian restaurants were only found in India .
*  Cheese only came in a hard lump.
*  Eating out was called a picnic.
*  Cooking outside was called camping.
*  Hot cross buns were only eaten at Easter time.
*  Pancakes were only eaten on Shrove Tuesday and on that day it was compulsory.
*  Cornflakes had just arrived from America but it was obvious that they would never catch on.
*  We bought milk and cream at the same time in the same bottle.
*  Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.
*  Prunes were purely medicinal.
*  Surprisingly muesli was readily available in those days, it was called cattle feed.
*  Turkeys were definitely seasonal.
*  Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.
*  We didn’t eat Croissants in those days because we couldn’t pronounce them, we couldn’t spell them and we didn’t know what they were.
*  Garlic was used to ward off vampires, but never used to flavour anything.
*  Water came out of the tap, if someone had suggested bottling and charging for it they would have become a laughing stock.
*  Food hygiene was only about washing your hands before meals.
*  Campylobacter, Salmonella, E.coli, Listeria, and Botulism were all called “food poisoning.”
However, the one thing that we never ever had on our table in the fifties….ELBOWS!

Author: Fay

Follow the adventures of Fay and Bob, 65 plus, as they explore the country to look for a new home, sell their MN home, finally move and get settled into a new state and town.

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