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Jim Byrne: The forgotten life: Memories: Part One Childhood

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I think children used to have much more freedom. Your story brings back all that out playing. We could have been gone all day and nobody batted an eye.

I also think that Scotland's football has gone downhill since all the kicking the ball in the streets outside your house stopped.

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Beautiful story, Jimbo. I was really interested in the characteristics of the asthmatic personality.... I was a very sickly child and share many of those traits....

We definitely had a lot more freedom and were lucky to survive the risks we took; jumping over spiked pailings, dreepin' and jumping the anderson shelters, walking the ice at Bingham's Pond and belting over GT Western Road to the Botanics at the age of 5... with no heed to traffic lights.

My London wean was never out my sight until he was at least 10....

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Thanks Harper. The past is a different country; as they say.

Jimbo

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The forgotten life: Part 2: Working, not working, half working: http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/the-forgotten-life-part-2-working-not-working-half-working/

In this part I do start playing with computers. :-)

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You've got a very good memory. Or did you make some of this up?

No it all happened as described. Nothing made up.

Jimbo

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Big cheer for ANYONE that can understand computer programming....

The Programmer's Cheer:)

Shift to the left, shift to the right!

Pop up, push down

Byte, byte byte!

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