PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Terrylin Backpackers
 
Comments: 7
Article views: 461
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Terrylin Backpackers's badges.
 

Hello, My 70's Friends

22 December 2013, 20:30

We were teenagers then and believed we invented free love, grass and rock 'n roll.

We wore caftans, bell-bottomed jeans, leather peace signs and everlasting soles. And mini-skirts, even if we did not have the legs for them.  Flowers and polka dots were everywhere.

We rocked to the Rolling Stones and Rodrigues' - I Wonder,  and smooched with boys to the Bee Gees and Bread.  We hung a sheet on the wall and watched Woodstock from a projector.  We were groovy.

If our friends did not answer their landlines we tried again later.  No sweat.  We also made weekend plans passing notes around during class.

We seldom back chatted our parents and teachers even if we did not like them at the time as we were too afraid.  If we bunked classes we went  to detention.  Our parents were not responsible for our nonsense and only the stupid used hard drugs.

We did orals on pollution and banning the bomb.  We wanted to save the whales and the world.  Those who should have listened, didn't.

We could trust the police, our priests and doctors and went to the dentist twice a year.

Only boring teenagers were bored.

Our history textbooks told us that white was right.  Our teacher told us not to ask questions as she didn't have the time.  So we discussed the government between ourselves and were determined to make changes once we went to work or university.

Some of you who were not at boarding school wanted to spend the holidays at Nahoon View Farm.

We made wooden buggies and hurtled down hills and dales.  We screamed blue murder as the wheels fell off and the steering wheels came loose in our hands.  We often landed in stinging nettles and agreed that rollercoasters were for ninnies as they were strapped in.

We went home at 5pm sharp.  My mother told us to 'wash up before dinner got cold.'  We had a vague idea of fast food.

We galloped on horseback and fished for eels which we cooked over a fire.  Burnt marsh mellows were for dessert.  We scared ourselves witless telling ghost stories.

When it rained we read books or played monopoly and cards and often cheated.  We experimented with make-up, swopped clothes and giggled over boys.  And, slept like the dead.

We suntanned with olive oil and swam in the sea for hours.  Even after watching Jaws we were not afraid.

Then TV came to South Africa.  We ate from plates on our laps and were told to 'shush'.  We also goggled at Commodore 64's.  Spread sheets was what we did on our beds.

We matriculated and had to grow up.  We hugged and cried and promised to stay in touch.

But, we didn't.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
7 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
fransvisserdsb
If I was the President...

It may not be perfect, but it would be a hell of a lot better than the current shambles. Read more...

6 comments 296 views
Submitted by
Julian Faasen
How can we drive real change at U...

Despite my positive intentions, friends have noted that I’m in danger of saying things that will result in me being perceived as a racist. Read more...

5 comments 353 views
Submitted by
Kalibanache
Saluting the bloody Aussies for a...

I just think back to our 438 Victory over Australia, That was after they set a world record of runs to chase down.. Read more...

8 comments 1196 views
Submitted by
ThatHumanist
What comes after religion?

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?  Read more...

75 comments 919 views
Submitted by
Elaine Bing
Why can't they see?

Why continue to vote for people that rob you and make promises they don’t keep? What is wrong with people?  Read more...

0 comments 351 views
Submitted by
Eric de Castro
Dark temptations

Have you ever been tempted by the Darkside? Have you fought back courageously; only to lose your confrontation with the Dark Forces?  Read more...

19 comments 1187 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.