Childhood Memories

Childhood Memories

Childhood Memories

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I grew up in Galle and I never once questioned my mother’s income or my father’s!!  It was never a discussion. We ate homemade meals, lot of fruits straight from the tree and bathed washed clothes at the well drawing water with a bucket. We didn’t talk unless told to, hence we were known as the silent generation. We never touched anything that did not belong to us.  We were taught to respect other people’s property. And we were rewarded for acting properly.

We grew up during a time when we mowed lawns, pulled weeds, lighting lamps and helped with all chores.  We by no means were given everything we wanted. We went outside a lot to play, run with friends, play hide and seek,  or go bike riding. We rarely just sat inside. 

Bottled water was unheard of. If we had a aerated water, it was in a glass bottle, and we didn’t break the bottle when finished. We saved the bottle for the return money.

We had to tell our parents where we were genuine going, who we were going with, and be home before dark. 

You LEARNED from your parents instead of disrespecting them and treating them as if they knew absolutely nothing.  What they said was LAW and you did not question it and you had better know it! We watched what was said around our elders and neighbors because we knew if we DISRESPECTED any grown-up, we would get a real good whopping, it wasn’t called abuse, it was called discipline! 

We held the doors for others and carried the shopping into the house. We gave up our seats for an older person without being asked. 

“Please and Thank you”, were part of our daily vocabulary!

The world we live in now is just so full of people who hate and disrespect others. 

Friends, consider Re-posting if you’re thankful for your childhood. I will never forget where I came from and only wish children and people nowadays had half the chance at the fun and respect for real life we grew up with! And we were never bored!

Copied and pasted (change where YOU grew up). I received this from a good friend.   This is exactly the way I grew & I agree!!


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