The good old days?
I´m so tired today because I just couldn´t fall asleep yesterday and the heat at work was tough. It is a bit strange that it is that hot at work since it is rather cool and windy outside today. Thanks to the strong wind the walk got perfect 🙂 Not a single fly could get out in to the open so I was left alone by them almost the entire walk 🙂 I´m hoping to reduce the amount of flies and mosquitoes in my garden now when I´m cutting down the lilacs by the entrance. If the weather permits I´ll continue with it tomorrow. This will give me enough wood chips to cover the pond area and some other places as well 🙂
The owners daughters works with us in the factory and You should have seen their faces when I talked bout how it was where I grew up. The oldest one is perhaps 25 and the younger is 20. To them it sounded as if I lived in the stone age 🙂 🙂 The apartment building where I lived in the sixties to early eighties all had either a wc in the apartment os shared one with the neighbors on their floor. Most only had cold water but some had a water heater that worked on gas. In the neighboring apartment buildings they had toilettes outside instead 🙂
We had central heating, that is if the landlord was sober enough to remember to order oil in time 🙂 🙂 🙂 Other buildings only had tiled stoves and if they could afford it they bought wood or coal, if not they put in what ever burned. The fire department knew our neighborhood well 🙂 🙂 🙂 We had gas stoves and we had to buy tokens to put in a gas meter. I remember the different colors and how much they cost as well 🙂 The big red ones was the most expensive but they lasted well over a week 🙂 I grew up in what I later learned was the slum of Gothenburg but really never understood that while I grew up.
These were the days when neighbors came and borrowed a cup of sugar or an egg and everyone was poor. Not many had money the days before the pay check so every one borrowed everything from each other, especially food so that they could get something to eat at least to breakfast and dinner.
Those were the days when everyone in an apartment building kept an eye on the children. Even the worst alcoholics did and if they saw any of us kids in a place they new was bad they made sure we got home alright, weather we wanted it or not 🙂 🙂 Now days kids must stay away from people like that or they might get robbed or raped. It do sound like I grew up in the stone age 🙂
Well it´s time for something to eat. Today I think I´ll have hard thin bread with cheese, ham, perhaps liver pate and blue cheese. I´ll most certainly have both paprika and tomatoes on them 🙂 Have a great day!