Monday, November 12, 2018

Who remembers? . . .

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Sunny Boy ice blocks were sold in milk bars and tuck shops. They came in a tetrahedral shape called a tetra-pak and would freeze your fingers while you sucked, nibbled and drank it, which usually took ages. Production ceased in 2016 due to declining demand. A petition to save Sunny Boy ice blocks was unsuccessful, not achieving the required signatures. Illustrating that attachment is often nostalgia based rather than in purchasing. They were a great part of childhood though. 

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These days one would be hard pressed to find a wooden thread spool but French Knitting still goes on, using more advanced implements . . . 


What to do with the knitted strands once created? Here are some ideas: 



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Monday was banking day at school. I never claimed what I deposited, I wonder how much it is worth now with interest. And how much school money is the bank sitting on altogether?


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I typed my university assignments on one of the above for the first few years, being my mother's old typewriter.  I then moved on to one of these: 


I also graduated from this: 


to: 


but this remained constant: 


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We carried our stuff to and from school in ports (short for portmanteau), usually a Globite, although some of us had the forerunners of today’s backpacks . . . 


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And who remembers? . . .








(More to come).


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