Where has the Age of Innocence gone?
Many young children of school age now have I pads and Moblies
And.. They can use them better than some adults too
They lose interest in Childrens games and Dollies and Train
They prefer Computer games instead.
Also tiny children with angel faces walk about swearing, obviously copying their parents.Their parents do not correct them, but think it is highly amusing .
Years ago we did not mature emotionally until age sixteen.
We all went out with mixed groups of girls and boys, and the boys were just the same as us girls. Boys were very polite and did not use bad language or take drugs.
They all had Mother’s who would ‘Wipe the floor with them’ if they misbehaved.
Most of the boys had dirty necks until the age of sixteen …then what a change overnight!
They washed every day and wore smart clothes and well brushed hair.
Instead of making fun of them, the girls became aware that they were really rather nice.
They even asked if they could kiss you and got a chaste kiss on the cheek.
We shared sweets and Chips and the boys smoked Woodbines they had nicked of their older brothers, and some ‘forward girls’ smoked as well
Also, I distinctly remember boys age ten, smoking behind the Bike Shed at School
All adults seemed to smoke, male and female. The danger had not then become apparent
We did not have much money, but were happy to be with our friends and an occasional visit to the Cinema usally with Dad Or Weekly Ballroom Dancing lessons.
I remember dancing with a boy who worked on the Market selling vegetables. I tried to avoid being his partner as he always smelled of cabbages. Quite mean really!
Oh! And girl got a copy of her brothers ‘Lady Chaterly’s Lover’
We read it in secret. How we laughed!... We did not know what many of the words actually ment. I had heard one word said by Workers digging trenches. I told my friends never to say that word as you could go to Jail if a Policeman heard you.
Years ago swearing in public was an offence, usually you got fined
How times have changed. Some things for the better, and some things now worse.