Joyce has always grown her own vegetables because, as a child, “you never, ever bought them”, you grew them.
Joyce has always grown her own vegetables because, as a child, “you never, ever bought them”, you grew them. David Darcy

‘Old-timers’ share memories in Weekend

THEY'RE the stories your grandparents and parents told. Maybe you lived them too. When going to school was walking two miles in bare feet in the frost along the dirt road.

When you had no toys, but made your own fun outdoors, even if it was drawing faces on mango seeds or catching crabs in jam tins.

When socks and undies, boiled lollies and a piece of fruit filled the Christmas stocking. When everything you learned was not at school but surviving on the land.

When you had pen friends, not Facebook friends and the social highlight of the week was the dance at the local hall. When life was slower, simpler and not about what you didn't have but being content with what you did.

They were the "good old days".

Inside Weekend, in Saturday's Weekend Bulletin, four "old-timers" share their childhood memories of a life lived on the land.

Plus, it is the season to sparkle. Weekend pops the cork on the best bubbles for the festive season.

Get your copy of Weekend Magazine tomorrow.



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