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Sharing My World 12-12-2022

Here is my post for Share Your World, hosted by Di.

As a kid, did you have roller skates, a go-kart or a push bike?
I had a bike. It was like a right of passage in those days. We used to cycle everywhere, even across town to visit friends. There’s so much traffic on that route these days, even walking it you have to be a bit careful!

Also, did you belong to a gang or just hang out with your friends?
Well, we called it a gang. And there was even a rival gang too! But we just tried to outsmart each other over in the woods and fields by the river. We weren’t displaying gang colours or popping caps in each others’ asses or anything.

What is the best present, birthday or otherwise, you can remember as a child?
My Dad made my brother and I a wooden fort when we were kids. That was awesome! I don’t know how long it took him to cut out all the battlements and everything.

If a friend stayed over, did you have a midnight feast or did you go to bed and sleep?
I don’t remember any friends ever staying overnight. I had friends over all the time, just not for the night. I wasn’t Billy No-mates or anything ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  1. December 18, 2022 at 8:25 am

    Nothing wrong with being Billy No-mates! ๐Ÿ™‚ I never had any friends staying over either. Why would I share a bedroom if I didn’t need to?

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  2. December 18, 2022 at 9:27 am

    That fort sounds awesome.

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  3. December 18, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Were sleep overs ever a thing then? I think it’s another American import designed to make the less fortunate feel even more less fortunate (that looks grammatically horrendous) Is this displaying my cynical side?

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    • December 19, 2022 at 7:29 am

      Cynic or realist… ๐Ÿ™‚
      I did wonder about it maybe being a more recent American import. I never heard about “sleepovers” when I was a kid.

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  4. December 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Maybe what made it a rite of passage for me as a kid too was that bikes are the first real taste of freedom I think. Wind in your hair like standing on Jupiter or something, as a half-wit movie line goes.๐Ÿ˜‚

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    • December 19, 2022 at 7:31 am

      Yes – onto our bikes and off out for the day, all on our own ๐Ÿ™‚ And not even any mobile phones for our parents to keep track of us!

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  5. December 18, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    What fun is a gang with no popping caps in asses?

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  6. December 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    The fort sounds amazing!

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    • December 19, 2022 at 7:33 am

      We had fun with it for years, my little brother and I ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. December 18, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    I gave up riding because of the traffic. I had a very narrow racing back — a beautiful bike — but it tended to slip on sand. If you slipped and fell in that traffic, the odds of you surviving the truck behind you was close to nil.

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  8. December 18, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Bike not back. Ooph.

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    • December 19, 2022 at 7:35 am

      I wouldn’t do it now. You have to be a confident cyclist to handle the traffic these days.


      • December 20, 2022 at 12:23 am

        I’m not even sure confidence is enough. The roads are not great and the drivers are worse than the roads. I just decided that anything I found that terrifying was not going to improve my world.

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  9. December 22, 2022 at 8:05 am

    We hadn’t sleep over’s either, only when family came to visit us๐Ÿ˜บWhat a great dad you had, Draliman, that fort sounds amazing! Granny made us a mouse-box with three open entrees to shove our balls and mousies in, big fun as she has to shove them in…MOL…Double Pawkisses from us to you๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐ŸŽ„

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    • December 23, 2022 at 6:02 am

      Your mouse-box sounds really cool ๐Ÿ™‚


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