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Scots Kiwi Lass Posted 2nd Jun 2019, 11:23am
  Most of us are guilty of looking back with rose-tinted glasses....... but at the same time, I only remember the happy times in our tenement. Three generations sharing a room and kitchen, one cold water tap and a toilet on the landing shared with two other families.

While I am sure it was hard at times for our parents, my sisters and I always had a wee holiday each year (usually in Arran) and we were warmly dressed and as well fed as possible in the circumstances. We also had many happy Christmas days too and lots of interaction with wider family, aunties, grannies, cousins, etc.

The only sorrow I have is that our mother passed away in 1953, aged 42, leaving our Dad and 3 daughters. I am sure she would have loved the new 2-bedroom flat we got about 2 years later in Cadder.

Life was hard then in comparison to today's standards but are people any happier now?
dizzybint Posted 5th May 2019, 12:58pm
QUOTE (glasgow lass @ 21st Apr 2009, 10:31pm) *
As much as I love these photies I hate them at the same time, its horrible to think that people lived in such dire straights
I agree with you.. but some wax lyrical..
possilboy Posted 29th May 2009, 03:29am
  this was taken in garscube rd i think mid fifties
Rabbie Posted 28th Apr 2009, 08:03pm
QUOTE (murn @ 27th Apr 2009, 06:23pm) *
I think I put this on before but it is one of my favorites so here it is again

yee jist gotta luv the Dad tongue.gif


He reminds me of Ron Mael, he is the plank spanker <keyboards> from Sparks, the wan that looks a cross between Hilter and Charlie Chaplin.

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glasgow lass Posted 27th Apr 2009, 11:20pm
  thats cute wits, a wonder what he's got up his jumper biggrin.gif laugh.gif
witshisname Posted 27th Apr 2009, 07:02pm
  went through the photie album, and found this one of a boy & his mum in the Gorbals around 1936-'37.I think he was a friend of my Dad.
murn Posted 27th Apr 2009, 05:54pm
  I think I put this on before but it is one of my favorites so here it is again

yee jist gotta luv the Dad tongue.gif
possilboy Posted 25th Apr 2009, 12:08am
  bellahouston park
possilboy Posted 25th Apr 2009, 12:02am
  staircase nicholson st gorbals 1950
possilboy Posted 25th Apr 2009, 12:00am
  a close off the saltmarket 1868
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