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#1 by astoness , Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:41 am

right then folks lets have your memories of what christmas was like as a child..i will post mine later on


 
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#2 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:08 am

I can remember one Christmas I was about 7 or 8. My mom and dad brought me a chess set. Not unusual you might think but my sister was about 2 my mom and dad had not got a clue how to play, even if I could play which I couldn't who was I supposed to play against. Brilliant.


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#3 by astoness , Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:52 am

Quote: denniscarole wrote in post #2
I can remember one Christmas I was about 7 or 8. My mom and dad brought me a chess set. Not unusual you might think but my sister was about 2 my mom and dad had not got a clue how to play, even if I could play which I couldn't who was I supposed to play against. Brilliant.


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oh dear dennis...bet you would have prefered a yo yo

 
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#4 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:56 am

I would have preferred anything apart from a game for 2 with one player.

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#5 by Voltman , Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:05 pm

I used to play chess for one.

Just rotate the board and try to beat yourself.


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#6 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:31 pm

That's very easy to say but not so easy to do especially when you've never seen a chess board at the age of 7


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#7 by Sheldonboy , Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:41 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #5
I used to play chess for one.

Just rotate the board and try to beat yourself.

If you wanted to beat yourself I would have given you a piece of wood.


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#8 by Voltman , Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:48 am

My first chess set was made of wood, I still have it.
I had to use the draughts board that came in my compendium set.


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#9 by astoness , Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:50 am

being one of 6 children money was short as was it with most families but we always had a little sack of bits and bobs and main present but nothing as expensive as a new bike or the likes..in fact i cant ever remember any of us having one..our dad used to make our go carts himself from a plank of wood 4 old pram wheels and some rope...we had things like colouring books and crayons....maybe a small doll for us girls..touches for the lads and a new annual every year..oh always a stocking at the end of the bed...one year i had a small metal working sewing machine and another year a pair of rollar skates as a main present..loved making the paper chains and putting up the christmas tree..christmas dinner round the table in the back room and listening to the queens speech and the coal fires in both rooms going full belt(usually the only coal fire we had going was in the front living room but as the back room was large enough to sit us all round the table to have the fire going in there was a treat)...may not seem a lot but boy did we love this time of year...dont know how our mom and dad managed it but i suspect with a little help from the provey man and another club call blundells who had a shop on the soho road...3 of us shared the attic and we would lay awake on christmas eve waiting for our dad who was trying to be as quiet as he could bring up our sacks but he couldnt fool us lol and as soon as he was out of ear shot up we would get and open our presents..scoff a bit of choccie that was always in our stockings and then go back to sleep...always be grateful to mom and dad for giving us what they could and making christmas so special..like i said we may not have had a lot but their love for us well made up for that..its something you cant buy and i do know that other children were not so lucky as us and had very miserable times at christmas so thank you mom and dad..god bless you both..


 
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#10 by Sheldonboy , Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:02 am

I will post my memories when I have time, can't do it on the B/Berry I'll be here till lunchtime.
Parties at our house were something special with a houseful and Mom on the piano.


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#11 by astoness , Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:07 am

look forward to reading them SB..i was filling up a bit writing my memories..as you know i only lost our dad in may..dare say i will think of more things to write when ive gathered meself again...

 
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#12 by Sheldonboy , Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:26 am

Take it easy lyn there is plenty of time.


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#13 by astoness , Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:33 am

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #12
Take it easy lyn there is plenty of time.


thanks SB..happy memories are what i thrive on i just got took short for a min...looking forward to hearing about your sing alongs and parties around the piano...bet you had a good voice[Little LOL]

 
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#14 by Sheldonboy , Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:32 am

You are jokin I had sit on the stairs in case I got trampled.


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#15 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:51 am

Did you get an apple and orange in your pillow case.


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