Marist Brothers Darlinghurst

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Old Boys' Union

Blue & Blue

WW2 Honour Roll

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Old Boys' Union

Blue & Blue

WW2 Honour Roll

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Old Boys' Union

Blue & Blue

WW2 Honour Roll

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Old Boys' Union

Blue & Blue

WW2 Honour Roll

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 All the girls had dowdy school uniforms

It took five minutes for the TV to warm up 

Nearly everyone's Mum was home when the kids got home from school 

Nobody owned a pure-bred dog 

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny 


Your Mother wore nylons that came in two pieces 

All male teachers wore ties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels 

You got your windscreen cleaned, oil checked and petrol served, without asking, all for free, every time.. 

Mum cooked every night and nearly every meal was meat and 3 Veg with a Roast on Sunday.

They threatened to keep children back a year if they failed the school year. .. .  And they did! 

When an FC Holden was everyone's dream car... 


No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked 

Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles?

Playing cricket with no adults to help the children with the rules of the game  

Bottles came from the corner shop without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger

And with all our progress, don't you wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savour the slower pace, and share it with the children of  today?

When being sent to the headmaster's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited you at home 

Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat. 
As well as summers filled with bike rides, cricket, Hula  Hoops, skating and visits to the pool, and bonfire nights with REAL firecrackers. 

Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say, 'Yes, I remember that'? 

I am sharing this with you today because it ended with a Double Dare to pass it on.  To remember what a Double Dare is, read on, and remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care.

Send this on to someone who can still remember the Lone Ranger and Sgt Bilko 

How Many Of These Do You Remember? 
Coca  Cola  in bottles. 

Choo Choo Bars and Fags. (That word had no other meaning then.) 

Home milk delivery before glass bottles (with tinfoil tops ) when the milkman filled your Billy.

LP's & 45 RPM records. 

78 RPM records! 

Adding Machines. 


Do You Remember a Time When.. 
Decisions were made by going 'Eeny-meeny-miney-moe'? 
'Race issue' meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
Catching tadpoles could happily occupy an entire day?

It wasn't odd to have two or three  'Best  Friends'? 

Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a sling shot? 

Playing War with pretend guns but "real" wooden swords. 

Cigarette cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle? 

Taking drugs meant being given half of one of mum's Bex tablets for a headache.

Lighting a whole row of Tom Thumbs and throwing them at your mate's feet, was the ultimate weapon. 

If you can remember most or all of these, Then You Have Lived!!!!!!! 

Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their 'Grown-Up' Life.