Good old days

The Northland Age - - Opinion -

Yes, Hamiora (How far we’ve come, let­ters Oc­to­ber 4), I re­mem­ber ra­tion cards, and liv­ing on the yummy veges from our gar­den, and her­rings from a net in the bay. Our bikes too were made from found parts.

We weren’t Chris­tian, but our mother taught us to “do unto oth­ers as you would be done by”. The Golden Rule taught by Aris­to­tle and Con­fu­cius 500 years be­fore Christ, and they got it from fur­ther back.

In the days of ra­tion cards the only peo­ple who had new mo­tor­cars were the cow cock­ies, be­cause they earned the over­seas funds needed to buy them. We kids were po­lite to the cow (and sheep) cock­ies, be­cause they gave

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