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An Irish childhood

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Pepe put together a great slide show for the Annual Meeting of the Cousins, chez Uncle Ted.

It comforted me in my outsider’s vision of what an Irish childhood in the 70s was all about:

  • Cakes. Loads of cakes. They were very much the central piece of any gathering. And deserved the most footage (super 8 was expensive back in the days, and kids had to be shooed away for the lengthy pavlova sequences)
  • Taytos. Cheese and Onion Tayto crisps were the staple food of the day for the under 12 population.
  • Sun burns. You could happily fry your kids, without any risk of the neighbours ratting on you to Social Services. Because everybody was at it. I guess that during these 3 annual summer sunny days, all the cameras were out, and neighbourhood contests were hastily organised. It looks like Mrs mememe2U was elected Little Miss Sunburn – Ballinteer District in 1975, 1977 and 1979.

 

Again, a good time was had by all. With lots of laughter and slagging. Thanks again Ted! 

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