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  Reply # 1518703 23-Mar-2016 21:59
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frankv:

 

andrew027:

 

my mother would give my brother and I $10.00 each...

 

You're not old.

 

If you were old, $10 would have bought a week's groceries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I first went away to boarding school I was 7 1/2 and it was 1975.

 

 

 

We had Tuck Shop on Thursday and Sunday. On Thursdays we were allowed to spend 5 pence and on Sundays, 7 pence.

 

No idea what that would have been in NZ$ then, but it was enough to buy quite a lot if you were careful and bough chews that were 2 for a penny etc. Also, you could get half a Mars Bar for 7p.

 

In current NZ$ that is 11c and 15c respectively.






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  Reply # 1518729 23-Mar-2016 22:21
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When I was a kid in the 1950's/early 1960's, we lived in Plimmerton, north of Wgtn. On a Saturday afternoon, parents would send us off to the local hall for the kids' matinee. We each got 1/- (one shilling) which was 9d (pence) for the ticket and 3d to spend in the dairy during the interval. Could get an ice cream for tuppence and some sweets for a penny. Happy days.


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  Reply # 1518798 24-Mar-2016 08:59
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....... even kids could do basic arithmetic in their heads without resorting to a calculator. And teachers could spell correctly without the use of an american spell checker ! 


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  Reply # 1518819 24-Mar-2016 09:33
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Movie theatres played "God save the Queen" and everyone stood up.


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  Reply # 1518820 24-Mar-2016 09:33
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sir1963:

 

You know when you are getting old when friends your age smell of urine....

 

 

 

 

By the way that is a sign of reduced kidney function and should be seen by the docs!


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  Reply # 1518827 24-Mar-2016 09:57
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You remember the shop that used to be under the Deka sign in Huntly.

 

You know why the Countdown logo is a stylized W.

 

You remember when Woolworths was a department store like Farmers. Then they bought out their competition, McKenzies, and briefly became Woolworths & McKenzies, before rebranding as Deka.

 

 


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  Reply # 1518859 24-Mar-2016 10:50
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Movie theatres played "God save the Queen" and everyone stood up.

 

 

 

 

Yup.  I remember when - early '70s - some people decided to not stand up.

 

That created a bit of outrage, news articles, letters to the editor etc, but the more the fuss, the more the numbers of people who refused to stand up grew, and the more the "royalists" bickered - including loudly issuing commands, insults and threats to those who didn't stand up, damned commies and long-haired hippie louts.

 

I suspect they gave up on the idea in the end as for a while it was such a debacle, even many royalists decided the whole thing had become such a farce, it was more respectful to the queen to just let it die a natural death.

 

 




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  Reply # 1518869 24-Mar-2016 10:54
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Fred99:

 

peejayw:

 

Movie theatres played "God save the Queen" and everyone stood up.

 

 

 

 

Yup.  I remember when - early '70s - some people decided to not stand up.

 

That created a bit of outrage, news articles, letters to the editor etc, but the more the fuss, the more the numbers of people who refused to stand up grew, and the more the "royalists" bickered - including loudly issuing commands, insults and threats to those who didn't stand up, damned commies and long-haired hippie louts.

 

I suspect they gave up on the idea in the end as for a while it was such a debacle, even many royalists decided the whole thing had become such a farce, it was more respectful to the queen to just let it die a natural death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Thailand (where I always go to the cinema if I am in BKK as the theatres are awesome technology-wise) they still play the anthem and show pictures of the King - and woe betide anyone not showing proper respect. Even treading on money is regarded as disrespectful because the King's image is on it.






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  Reply # 1518997 24-Mar-2016 12:36
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Geektastic:

 

Fred99:

 

peejayw:

 

Movie theatres played "God save the Queen" and everyone stood up.

 

 

 

 

Yup.  I remember when - early '70s - some people decided to not stand up.

 

That created a bit of outrage, news articles, letters to the editor etc, but the more the fuss, the more the numbers of people who refused to stand up grew, and the more the "royalists" bickered - including loudly issuing commands, insults and threats to those who didn't stand up, damned commies and long-haired hippie louts.

 

I suspect they gave up on the idea in the end as for a while it was such a debacle, even many royalists decided the whole thing had become such a farce, it was more respectful to the queen to just let it die a natural death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Thailand (where I always go to the cinema if I am in BKK as the theatres are awesome technology-wise) they still play the anthem and show pictures of the King - and woe betide anyone not showing proper respect. Even treading on money is regarded as disrespectful because the King's image is on it.

 

 

 

 

That might be short-lived:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/21/world/with-king-in-declining-health-future-of-monarchy-in-thailand-is-uncertain.html?_r=2

 

I expect that of those remaining royalists in NZ. many may warm to the idea of a republic when Charles takes over.  Perhaps not, but without wishing ill to the queen, I do relish seeing the panic when King Charles' opinions start ruffling conservative feathers.


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  Reply # 1519002 24-Mar-2016 12:42
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When you only use the car's mirrors to reverse as you can't turn your head around that far.


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  Reply # 1519004 24-Mar-2016 12:48
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A fibre plan has more to with breakfast than technology.

 

 


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  Reply # 1519005 24-Mar-2016 12:48
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You know what shorts are, in the context of movies.

 

 


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  Reply # 1519008 24-Mar-2016 12:53
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Geektastic:

 

Fred99:

 

peejayw:

 

Movie theatres played "God save the Queen" and everyone stood up.

 

 

 

 

Yup.  I remember when - early '70s - some people decided to not stand up.

 

That created a bit of outrage, news articles, letters to the editor etc, but the more the fuss, the more the numbers of people who refused to stand up grew, and the more the "royalists" bickered - including loudly issuing commands, insults and threats to those who didn't stand up, damned commies and long-haired hippie louts.

 

I suspect they gave up on the idea in the end as for a while it was such a debacle, even many royalists decided the whole thing had become such a farce, it was more respectful to the queen to just let it die a natural death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Thailand (where I always go to the cinema if I am in BKK as the theatres are awesome technology-wise) they still play the anthem and show pictures of the King - and woe betide anyone not showing proper respect. Even treading on money is regarded as disrespectful because the King's image is on it.

 

 

 

 

Knowing what woe betide means


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  Reply # 1519119 24-Mar-2016 15:40
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oxnsox: You could buy ' Valves ' at the local electrical store.
(What the heck was an 'electronics' store?)

 

Bloody heck !! I remember a couple of places in Victoria Street, AKL, that you could check your (thermionic) valves out ... around 1975 ?





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SepticSceptic:

 

oxnsox: You could buy ' Valves ' at the local electrical store.
(What the heck was an 'electronics' store?)

 

Bloody heck !! I remember a couple of places in Victoria Street, AKL, that you could check your (thermionic) valves out ... around 1975 ?

 

 

Last valve I bought they inserted into my aorta...!






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