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Old Sep 19th 2011, 10:14 pm
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My parents told me the ice cream van had sold out of ice cream when the tune played
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Old Sep 19th 2011, 10:19 pm
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Yeh, but that tree one was not a lie.

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Old Sep 19th 2011, 11:04 pm
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My mother told me that the sound of pigeons cooing outside our window were weeds making sounds... like Little Weed in Bill and Ben.
Freaked me out for years.
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My parents told me the ice cream van had sold out of ice cream when the tune played
We read this one somewhere a few weeks before our kids first asked "why is that truck playing music?" With barely straight faces, we told them it was consolation to make people feel better because they had run out of ice cream. We could hardly keep from laughing out loud. The oldest was 8ish. Next year at the pool the kids ran to the truck except ours who were yelling "No, it's run out of ice cream!" They still haven't forgiven us. We thought they'd realized we were lying
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Mum told me that Gran was ‘just sleeping’ ... a black wreath on the door, the neighbours coming round for three days with flowers, all having a butcher's ... but Grand was still ‘just sleeping’.

The other little gem was that self-abuse would lead to madness —and not whimsical ‘eccentricity’, oh no, straight-waistcoat, electric shock treatments, howling at the moon through the barred window of a padded cell— insanity ... just like Uncle Ralph. More fool I, I believed her, until I was 12, and learnt the poor sod had a steel plate in his head from the War.
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....until I was 12, and learnt the poor sod had a steel plate in his head from the War.
At which point you tugged it till it fell off?
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Easy the Tooth Fairy.
If I pulled a face and the wind changed it would stay that way.
If I was naughty then the boogie man would get me in my sleep.
Sitting on the wall or cement I would get piles
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We used to tell the girls the Ice Cream van one. And that they could sit on the shopping centre merrygorounds but that they only worked for the owner, everyone else just had to sit there and pretend.

The only one I remember was that by not eating my carrots, I was personally preventing children in Africa from eating at all. I never understood it, seemed a bit of a burden to a 6 year old.
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At which point you tugged it till it fell off?
No, could have never dreamt of such a thing ... left the plate alone. Have you no respect for the war-wounded?

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When mum swatted a bug my sister would cry. Mum used to say it was OK...she'd only knocked it unconscious.
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..... That I was planned.
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I remember being told that father Christmas showed his wares in the great universal stores Catalogue, and if it wasn't in there it was probably not going to make it on the sled.

Cabbage juice would build muscles, Carrots would stop any need for glasses nuns should be avoided at all costs as they were well known to carry knives and do major harm to little boys (in the manhood dept). All postmen were spies.
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"Don't pull that face at me . If the wind changes you'll be stuck with it."
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If you're bored, run around the garden three times. WTF??????
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
We used to tell the girls the Ice Cream van one. And that they could sit on the shopping centre merrygorounds but that they only worked for the owner, everyone else just had to sit there and pretend.

The only one I remember was that by not eating my carrots, I was personally preventing children in Africa from eating at all. I never understood it, seemed a bit of a burden to a 6 year old.
I used to be told if I left any food on my plate that children in Africa were starving and would live for a week on what I was leaving.

They have never tried my mom's cooking
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