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what do you miss? and dont miss?

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Miss: Sunday league cricket on BBC 2.  Corporation buses.  Newspapers with summat worth reading in them. Football worth watching. Watersheddings. Humph. Spike. AJP Taylor. Eric Morecambe. Bill Shankly. Richie Benaud. Motor racing. Jim Clark. Cheap entry to sport. My grandad.

 

Don't miss: Smog. Cod liver oil. School. Jimmy Hill. Alex Murphy. Mudbath rugby. Eddie Waring. Early shifts. Hay fever. Don Revie. Bernie Winters. Bill Maclaren. Murray Walker. Show jumping on TV. #### Craddock. No central heating. No air conditioning. Stringy underwear. Top of the Pops. Vinyl records. British Railways. Thrum Hall. Oldham.

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Miss: Sunday league cricket on BBC 2.  Corporation buses.  Newspapers with summat worth reading in them. Football worth watching. Watersheddings. Humph. Spike. AJP Taylor. Eric Morecambe. Bill Shankly. Richie Benaud. Motor racing. Jim Clark. Cheap entry to sport. My grandad.

 

Don't miss: Smog. Cod liver oil. School. Jimmy Hill. Alex Murphy. Mudbath rugby. Eddie Waring. Early shifts. Hay fever. Don Revie. Bernie Winters. Bill Maclaren. Murray Walker. Show jumping on TV. #### Craddock. No central heating. No air conditioning. Stringy underwear. Top of the Pops. Vinyl records. British Railways. Thrum Hall. Oldham.

u didnt give it much thought then?

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u didnt give it much thought then?

Pure stream of consciousness, mate.

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MISS: Central Working Men's club (membership number 1214), affordable made to measure suits, my mate Mac Price, My Gran's living room at 16 Albert Street: all human life was there supping from her seemingly bottomless teapot, having a new class in front of me in September, hitch hiking, writing letters to people.

 

DON'T MISS: 1970s Rugby League, zits(although I don't mind the odd one as a leisure activity), being inadequately clothed in winter, being skint all the time, vinyl records, radio 1 in its smashie and nicey era and  its current form, radio 2 during its every other record being a walk in the black forest era, breathing second hand cig smoke all the time and perpetually stinking of it, having to pay bus fare.

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Miss: Local small gigs of well known bands.or great bands that have fallen from grace. Pre-match drinks on the doorstep of the ground. The long journey home from work on public transport with time to read the evening paper and get stuck into a good book.

 

 

 

Don't Miss: Getting up at 6:00 every weekday to travel on public transport for an hour to get to work for a 7:45am start. Greenhall's beer. Clocking on.

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Miss being skint!

Miss my Toyota Carina.

Miss decent Summers.

Miss family and friends now gone to heaven.

Miss our Stu being little and taking him to all the Saints away matches.

Miss most of my ex-clients now that I'm retired.

Miss going to Fev, Oldham, Workington, Whitehaven and other clubs to watch the Saints. 

Miss my Army mates, who were the best.

Miss the atmosphere at Central Park.

 

Don't miss night-shifts.

Don't miss our Stu's horrible ex-girlfriend.

Don't miss going to work in the snow.

Don't miss the verbal abuse suffered for five years in a factory, and all just over ageism. 

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dont miss- hours of the "test card"

 

did you not think to turn the channel over?

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Miss:

Playing rugby

Having women be really keen on going out with me.

South Wales

:)

 

 

 

Right, that's it. I'm off to bed to sulk.

:(

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Miss: me last job, 6th Form, middle school, being less fat.

Don't miss: this place on a weekend, the dartboard, taking the bus, Bradford Bulls 2010 and 2011.

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miss -snooker players who were personalitys with character

 

dont miss- false leather sofas that split on sight

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There's all sorts of things and people that I miss.  But one thing I really don't miss.  Sitting in a pub with someone standing next to me holding their cigarette right in my face.

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Miss: Pre-match drinks on the doorstep of the ground.

You still think they are.

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Miss: my late mum and dad who would have both been 101 this year...regret not documenting more of their life's experiences. My company car 14 years ago, my A reg Land Rover 110 County, waking up at 6.30 am in a frosty and snow covered tent with my son in the high alps. I miss the time when my daughter was not striken with fibromyalgia

. Going to Wembley to watch Wigan win the Cup.again.

Don't miss: the financial poverty of my immediate post war childhood, the bullying that was endemic at my secondary school in 'real' Salford, the domination of the church in so much of the 1950s and 60s.

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Miss: not being able to play rugby (was the mainstay of my life from 18 to 42). 

My dad, who died far too young and before I'd really made anything of my life (settling down, going to uni, getting a decent job)

Living in on a Greek island.

The long snowy winters of my childhood in the hills above Blackburn. The longer hot summers on the West Lancashire coast.

 

Don't miss: having to be 'one of the lads' on nights out.

A string of crappy jobs (though I do miss some of the people and the laughs we had).

Being skint and hanging out for pay day.

Coming home from a night out and needing a shower before going to bed because I stank of cigarette smoke.

Having cancer. 

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My dad, who died far too young and before I'd really made anything of my life

 

 

 

I miss my dad (I miss my mam too) but my dad died when I was seventeen.  There are loads of things I love to have asked him, but when you're seventeen (or seven) you're not that interested in the past.  I'd love to have asked him about his war service in Italy.  The only question I asked him about this was when I was about 7 or 8 - did you see any Germans?  did you kill any?  Stupid. But it was less than ten years after WWII finished and our favourite playground game was "English v Germans"

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I miss my dad (I miss my mam too) but my dad died when I was seventeen.  There are loads of things I love to have asked him, but when you're seventeen (or seven) you're not that interested in the past.  I'd love to have asked him about his war service in Italy.  The only question I asked him about this was when I was about 7 or 8 - did you see any Germans?  did you kill any?  Stupid. But it was less than ten years after WWII finished and our favourite playground game was "English v Germans"

great post- its strange how we are robbed at different stages, my mate is 50 and he still works with his dad everyday whos 68 - theres no rhyme or reason i suppose

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I share a bit of that. I was 23 when my mother died. She never got to see me land on my feet so to speak. I would've loved the opportunity to take her out and look after her. I'm getting married this year and although it has been 12 years since her passing she will be missed.

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I share a bit of that. I was 23 when my mother died. She never got to see me land on my feet so to speak. I would've loved the opportunity to take her out and look after her. I'm getting married this year and although it has been 12 years since her passing she will be missed.

think a lot of this will happen a lot more in future with people having kids when they re older (not suggesting u mum was old when u were born) and there seems to be a new disease every week thats waiting around the corner to fell us the minute we are off guard, prob a lot of young adults are going to feel the same things.

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It's a bit harder for me at 29 but I'll give it a go...

 

Miss - enjoying RL without knowing about the bullsh*t that came with it, playing computer games religiously, my dad, performing on big stages, Widnes being the best, thinking Liverpool was so big it was exciting, feeling like I could still make it as a RL player, finding out about stuff for the first time, never having to diet, some social clubs, the lack of computers to constantly distract.

 

Don't miss - secondary school where people were genuinely nasty, church, missing the 3 O'Clock Good Friday game, the bitchiness of the music scene, worrying that I'll never get laid, struggling to find the answer to the simplest of things, hating everything and everyone associated with Union.

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It's a bit harder for me at 29 but I'll give it a go...

 

Miss - enjoying RL without knowing about the bullsh*t that came with it, playing computer games religiously, my dad, performing on big stages, Widnes being the best, thinking Liverpool was so big it was exciting, feeling like I could still make it as a RL player, finding out about stuff for the first time, never having to diet, some social clubs, the lack of computers to constantly distract.

 

Don't miss - secondary school where people were genuinely nasty, church, missing the 3 O'Clock Good Friday game, the bitchiness of the music scene, worrying that I'll never get laid, struggling to find the answer to the simplest of things, hating everything and everyone associated with Union.

your dont miss list sounds like my weekly life story now, apart from church and school!

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What I miss: getting on the bus on a Sunday morning, for a visit to Oriental City in North London. Then the property was bought by B&Q for a superstore that never got built. All the Oriental City traders and food stall owners were kicked out and the building now lies derelict.

 

What I won't miss: If all goes to plan, Oriental City will be reborn some time next year as part of a development bankrolled by Morrisons, so I definitely won't miss the last few years when it was closed down.

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