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1 hour ago, Michael Ventura said:

 

Standard for the 50s and 60s, my father and my friends' fathers were all pretty much hands off with the kids.  I was much more hands on with my two.  Did as much diaper changing  as their mom, did most of the cooking and laundry and plenty of cleaning....but I would say that most of my childhood male friends were similar to me with doing a lot more then their dads.  I think everyone is better off for it!  Of course one big difference, is that today most wives/moms I know, work full time too. 

That’s true about working wives. Used to, most women stayed home, the men worked, the line between women’s work and men’s was sharp. Although I knew some wives who worked and the line didn’t waver, she just held two jobs. My mom worked where my dad worked, at that time it was a glass factory that made canning jars, but my dad never helped at home. He was too busy spending his paycheck drinking and gambling. That’s why my mother worked, to feed us three girls. I can remember when she was so down in her back she had to hold on to the back of a kitchen chair and scoot it across the floor to cook our meals. I don’t remember ever seeing walkers then.  She was in her mid 20s. She finally kicked him to the curb when I was 6 and good riddance, although at the time, it was very upsetting.

Nice to know you and other good dads blurred the line.

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3 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

That’s true about working wives. Used to, most women stayed home, the men worked, the line between women’s work and men’s was sharp. Although I knew some wives who worked and the line didn’t waver, she just held two jobs. My mom worked where my dad worked, at that time it was a glass factory that made canning jars, but my dad never helped at home. He was too busy spending his paycheck drinking and gambling. That’s why my mother worked, to feed us three girls. I can remember when she was so down in her back she had to hold on to the back of a kitchen chair and scoot it across the floor to cook our meals. I don’t remember ever seeing walkers then.  She was in her mid 20s. She finally kicked him to the curb when I was 6 and good riddance, although at the time, it was very upsetting.

Nice to know you and other good dads blurred the line.

 

My parents were not the typical 50's 60's parents.  Both of my parent's worked from the time I was 6.  No one walked us to school. We walked ourselves.  My grandmother lived with us when I was young and she did a lot of the housework.  My mother did do the cooking and my Dad did the typical man of the house stuff.  But workload was equally shared.  When a bit older, around 10 or so, would come home from school for lunch and make it myself.  Again, no one would be walking me to and from school.  As soon as we all hit our early teens, it was our job to do the housework to earn our allowance.  We had to have the house cleaned by the time my Mom came home around 5.  There were 4 of us, so we alternated doing the dishes every night.  Person who washed wiped down all the tables and the person who dried swept the kitchen floor.  Worked well for quite a few years.  Taught us all responsibility.  

Pretty good childhood actually.

 

Jill

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14 hours ago, Jill Morgan said:

 

My parents were not the typical 50's 60's parents.  Both of my parent's worked from the time I was 6.  No one walked us to school. We walked ourselves.  My grandmother lived with us when I was young and she did a lot of the housework.  My mother did do the cooking and my Dad did the typical man of the house stuff.  But workload was equally shared.  When a bit older, around 10 or so, would come home from school for lunch and make it myself.  Again, no one would be walking me to and from school.  As soon as we all hit our early teens, it was our job to do the housework to earn our allowance.  We had to have the house cleaned by the time my Mom came home around 5.  There were 4 of us, so we alternated doing the dishes every night.  Person who washed wiped down all the tables and the person who dried swept the kitchen floor.  Worked well for quite a few years.  Taught us all responsibility.  

Pretty good childhood actually.

 

Jill

That's wonderful, Jill. I had that once my mother remarried. Times were simple, and much safer. We lived in a small town of 9,000.  I never saw any parent walking their kids to school or needing to. That was when we walked with friends and a lot of best friend bonds were made.  I had two girl friends who stopped by my house every morning to walk with.  My kids walked to school also. 
Once my mother remarried, she didn’t need to work outside the home. I came home to waxed floors, starched curtains, and delicious cooking aromas. We kids did the dishes, swept the kitchen floor, washed woodwork twice a year, cleaned our room, changed bedding and helped with the ironing. We raked leaves in autumn back when we could burn the piles, and pulled lawn weeds! Ugh.

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7 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

Went to Liverpool on Thursday and met up with Edo, Andy and Fiona (Andy's lady friend). Great meeting people face to face especially when you have only conversed on the internet before. "You mean like this?"  "Yes, just like this."

 

Joined in a walk around after lunch and had some fun taking pictures. By the way Edo is a fountain of information. Even helped me to understand the nuances of picture taking. Yes I'm still learning and always will be.

 

Fiona took a group photo of Edo, Andy and me. It was a good one too. Maybe Andy will post it on here when he has time.

 

Nice to meet you in the flesh and thanks for a great time folks.

 

Allan

 

 

Lucky you! 

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55 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

Went to Liverpool on Thursday and met up with Edo, Andy and Fiona (Andy's lady friend). Great meeting people face to face especially when you have only conversed on the internet before. "You mean like this?"  "Yes, just like this."

 

Joined in a walk around after lunch and had some fun taking pictures. By the way Edo is a fountain of information. Even helped me to understand the nuances of picture taking. Yes I'm still learning and always will be.

 

Fiona took a group photo of Edo, Andy and me. It was a good one too. Maybe Andy will post it on here when he has time.

 

Nice to meet you in the flesh and thanks for a great time folks.

 

Allan

 

 

Sounds wonderful.

 

Paulette

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2 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

Went to Liverpool on Thursday and met up with Edo, Andy and Fiona (Andy's lady friend). Great meeting people face to face especially when you have only conversed on the internet before. "You mean like this?"  "Yes, just like this."

 

Joined in a walk around after lunch and had some fun taking pictures. By the way Edo is a fountain of information. Even helped me to understand the nuances of picture taking. Yes I'm still learning and always will be.

 

Fiona took a group photo of Edo, Andy and me. It was a good one too. Maybe Andy will post it on here when he has time.

 

Nice to meet you in the flesh and thanks for a great time folks.

 

Allan

 

That sounds great Allan, look forward to seeing the group pic

 

Carol

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Today I got my new Epson Sublimation Printer running and man it is awesome! Worth every expensive penny.  Will save me a ton of time in production and that is always worth a lot.

 

Set up a new feeder for the Blue Jays with the peanuts as the freaking mourning doves hog the other one.  I must have at least a dozen of those pesky pigeons dominating my feeder.

 

Jill

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7 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

Went to Liverpool on Thursday and met up with Edo, Andy and Fiona (Andy's lady friend). Great meeting people face to face especially when you have only conversed on the internet before. "You mean like this?"  "Yes, just like this."

 

Joined in a walk around after lunch and had some fun taking pictures. By the way Edo is a fountain of information. Even helped me to understand the nuances of picture taking. Yes I'm still learning and always will be.

 

Fiona took a group photo of Edo, Andy and me. It was a good one too. Maybe Andy will post it on here when he has time.

 

Nice to meet you in the flesh and thanks for a great time folks.

 

Allan

 

Wish I’d have been there. Wonderful for all of you!

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21 hours ago, CAROL SAUNDERS said:

That sounds great Allan, look forward to seeing the group pic

 

Carol

 

20 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

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You look very cheerful, Ed.

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3 hours ago, spacecadet said:

 

You look very cheerful, Ed.

 

Caught my best side.🤪

Allan

 

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On 18/09/2021 at 10:40, Allan Bell said:

Went to Liverpool on Thursday and met up with Edo, Andy and Fiona (Andy's lady friend). Great meeting people face to face especially when you have only conversed on the internet before. "You mean like this?"  "Yes, just like this."

 

Joined in a walk around after lunch and had some fun taking pictures. By the way Edo is a fountain of information. Even helped me to understand the nuances of picture taking. Yes I'm still learning and always will be.

 

Fiona took a group photo of Edo, Andy and me. It was a good one too. Maybe Andy will post it on here when he has time.

 

Nice to meet you in the flesh and thanks for a great time folks.

 

Allan

 

Both Fiona and me enjoyed the day.  It was good to meet both you and Ed, finally. 
 

I fear you may have entrusted the group pic to the wrong person’s phone as I don’t have a clue how to post it on here.  Can anyone give me a clue?

 

Perhaps we can arrange another meet up the next time we’re over, which hopefully won’t be too long. 

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2 hours ago, Colblimp said:

I fear you may have entrusted the group pic to the wrong person’s phone as I don’t have a clue how to post it on here.  Can anyone give me a clue?

Iphone? I've just got one, you can select an image from "recents" in "photos" then email it to yourself. Apple really doesn't want you going outside The System.

Then put it up on an image sharing site and post the link. I for one would really like to see it as I have never seen anyone here bigger than 2cm.

 

 

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1 minute ago, spacecadet said:

Iphone? I've just got one, you can select an image from "recents" in "photos" then email it to yourself. Apple really doesn't want you going outside The System.

Then put it up on an image sharing site and post the link. I for one would really like to see it as I have never seen anyone here bigger than 2cm.

 

 

Image sharing site?  I've already emailed it to myself

 

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16 minutes ago, Colblimp said:

Image sharing site?  I've already emailed it to myself

 

I use postimages.org -there are others.

It's how you get images up here that aren't on Alamy yet, or will never be- see the "Nature pic" thread. Open an account, upload, copy the link.

On second thoughts, if you use the web browser for email you may be able to drag and drop. I can't because I use Thunderbird.

Edit_ no doesn't work. If you use Gmail you can link from MyDrive.

like this

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lV-rPFKwu7jsAuSjylryk7O8h8jt8Crn/view?usp=sharing

Sounds complicated. Maybe there's an easier way. But I just use postimages.

 

 

 
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7 hours ago, Colblimp said:

Image sharing site?  I've already emailed it to myself

 

 

Could you put it up on Farcebook?

 

Allan

 

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Just to see if this works from Marks instructions. As I am new at this please excuse any problems.

Hopefully this link will work.

 

Photo of Edo, Andy and me at the Metcenter Liverpool.

https://postimg.cc/fkZkntZb

 

Allan

 

Weee! It Works! It really works. Thanks Mark.

 

ITMA

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4 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

Just to see if this works from Marks instructions. As I am new at this please excuse any problems.

Hopefully this link will work.

 

Photo of Edo, Andy and me at the Metcenter Liverpool.

https://postimg.cc/fkZkntZb

 

Allan

 

Weee! It Works! It really works. Thanks Mark.

 

ITMA

Yes that works, well done all of you, lovely pic and thanks for sharing....😁

 

Carol

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On 18/09/2021 at 10:40, Allan Bell said:

Went to Liverpool on Thursday and met up with Edo, Andy and Fiona (Andy's lady friend). Great meeting people face to face especially when you have only conversed on the internet before. "You mean like this?"  "Yes, just like this."

 

Joined in a walk around after lunch and had some fun taking pictures. By the way Edo is a fountain of information. Even helped me to understand the nuances of picture taking. Yes I'm still learning and always will be.

 

Fiona took a group photo of Edo, Andy and me. It was a good one too. Maybe Andy will post it on here when he has time.

 

Nice to meet you in the flesh and thanks for a great time folks.

 

Allan

 


Good to hear and see you all had a great time. I’ve only been to Liverpool once, but never into the City Centre. Around 15 years ago, drove there and back in a day to collect a used electronic item I didn’t trust with a courier. 

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What a nice photo, and how great you could meet up!

My good thing is finally we’ve had a break from the heat, here. It’s downright chilly for a change.

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