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(Date Posted:30/08/2011 12:09 PM)
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This is an email which was sent to me and is so true.    I am (only) 56 and I remember all of the following. 
Indeed my own son had terry nappies, not disposables. 
I was five years old when my family bought its first televison set and there were only two channels and all programmes were in black and white, not colour.


The *Green Thing*!


In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologized to him and explained,

"We didn't have the *green thing* back in my day."

The clerk responded,

"That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment." 

The older lady replied:

We returned milk bottles, pop bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.

We didn't have plastic carrier bags, we used and re-used shopping bags and wicker shopping baskets.  Fruit, veg and meat were wrapped in paper, not polythene bags and polystyrene.
 
Fish and chips came wrapped in newspaper, not polystyrene.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

Back then, we washed the baby's nappies because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry the clothes.

Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana.

In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us.

When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.

Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

We drank from a water fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water.


We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

Back then, people took the bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service.


We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

Isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the *green thing* back then?


Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smartass young person. 

The *Green Thing*!

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RE:Recycling is not new!
(Date Posted:31/08/2011 5:28 AM)

Ah, the green thing...

I like this, Yvette. I might just read it to my mum (who's 61) next time she calls; no doubt there's a lot of familiar territory here!

Do people still use the term 'carbon footprint'? I believe mine's fairly modest. And my parents invested in solar panels for their roof a while back, which are designed to last a whole decade! It was a bit of a palaver getting them fixed, mind. Workmen traipsing through the house and appearing suddenly at windows. At one stage my mum got the fright of her life!

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RE:Recycling is not new!
(Date Posted:31/08/2011 9:30 AM)

I love that Yvettea. It is true!!! I remember all of that as I maybe the oldest one on here.
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RE:Recycling is not new!
(Date Posted:31/08/2011 12:52 PM)

Its true, i remember a lot of this and i am not even 40. We didnt get colour tv till late in 1989. We used the line to dry clothes and i remember them being icy and jeans that stood by themselves!! We also saved the end bits of soap and they were pressed into a new bar. Our bikes were all second hand, we had a car that was only used if my brother needed the hospital(and for me on one occasion) We also didnt have food waste like today. Our shoes were polished every night and were expected to last the whole year. The gym shoes were cut out at the toes to last the summer too.

 

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Re:Recycling is not new!
(Date Posted:01/09/2011 4:06 PM)

>>We used the line to dry clothes and i remember them being icy and jeans that stood by themselves!! <<

I remember that too!  The jeans were as stiff as boards.

We didn't have double glazing - it didn't exist then!  And in the winter we'd have ice on the inside of the windows as well as the outside!!

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Re:Recycling is not new!
(Date Posted:02/09/2011 1:55 AM)

And milk frozen in the bottles on your doorstep in the mornings (back in the days when we had milk delivered by the good old milkman)
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Re:Recycling is not new!
(Date Posted:02/09/2011 3:10 PM)

I am still so fortunate to  have milk delivered by the milkman:   Monday, Wednesdays and Saturdays.   He delivers to other areas on the alternate days.
 
Or 'he' might be a 'she' as I never see who comes. 

Once a month an invoice is tucked in with the milk bottles (in a plastic money envelope) and I write a cheque, tuck it into the plastic envelope and put it in the top of a bottle the night before the next delivery.

I believe you can pay (and order) online but I can't bank online because of getting confused with numbers and I'm sure I'd end up in  a right old pickle.
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RE:Recycling is not new!
(Date Posted:02/09/2011 5:39 PM)

This may interest you - a few years ago the BBC asked for memories of shopping in the 1960s. 
Mine were of a way of shopping that was becoming obsolete even then and the BBC published them online (opens in new window).

 When my mother died (twenty years ago today) the wicker basket I mention came to me, and I still have it. 
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RE:Recycling is not new!
(Date Posted:02/09/2011 5:42 PM)

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Re:Recycling is not new!
(Date Posted:02/09/2011 5:44 PM)

 I had forgotten how shoes got polished every night, I guess part of it was people walked more.

I miss having fish and chips in paper, they always tasted better and the little plastic bags that meat, fish and cheese come in annoy me. Such a fight to get in and the bag is often too ripped to even store the cheese in when it goes back in the fridge.

LOL at second hand bikes, when I was ten I got my first bike and had to share it with my twin.
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RE:Recycling is not new!
(Date Posted:02/09/2011 5:51 PM)

I loved the smell of the black shoe polish you used to get in the round tin:)
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RE:Recycling is not new!
(Date Posted:03/09/2011 1:09 PM)

It may have been Cherry Blossom shoe polish you remember, as that  came in a round tin. Still does I believe.

I can tell you a tale about an incident with a tin of black Cherry Blossom shoe polish which occurred when I was sixteen or maybe seventeen years old - and have never forgotten!

I came home after an evening out with my friends and started polishing my shoes for work the next morning and mother said,

"That shoe polish smells funny."

I ask, "Does it?", and take a good niff at the tin.

It smelled ok to me, so I replied, "It smells fine to me."

And mother, (who had rumbled what I had been up to), says,

"Really? It smells of gin to me!"

Even though it was too late to backtrack by then, as mother obviously knew all, I desperately agreed,

"Yes, perhaps it does. Yes, it definitely does!" 

I must have stunk of gin for her to have noticed it.

She must have had a good old laugh with my father later, about the way in which she pointed out to me that she was aware of my underage drinking!! 
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RE:Recycling is not new!
(Date Posted:03/09/2011 3:36 PM)

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Re:Recycling is not new!
(Date Posted:07/09/2011 4:40 PM)

 Lesson No 1 in drinking undetected under age....
 Vodka is the one short that lets you get away with it in terms of aroma. Of course, you will still act the worse for wear and your parents are not stupid... They may choose to ignore the current evidence and present you with a fried breakfast at 7 am instead, as their way of teaching you a lesson.

If you don't like the taste of vodka btw, try it in a screwdriver cocktail, with orange juice.
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