Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Poetikat's 80's day

Poetikat has asked us to remember the 80's as part of her Retro 80's blog day, also today is her Birthday - so Happy Birthday Kat!!!

Anyway, of course I can't remember the 80's personally, being so young and all, but I do have a handy eye witness account in the shape of my diary begun in the year of 1984 (when I was 5), however that diary is lost... it was a 5 year diary, and no doubt it's lurking somewhere, but in the absence of having the energy to look for it, I have found the one begun in 1989 when that first
one ran out (It was a 5 year diary, and I was fierce organised in those days)...

So 1989, what pearls of wisdom can be mined from its crusty shell? (real names changed to protect the people involved)

November 15th
"Today Ireland won a league against Malta. The score was 2 nil. The Malteze were throwing rocks at the Irish. The Berlin wall was knocked down lately. I got 12 books of tickets to sell for CASA today. On Home and Away today Carly wanted to go to bed with Andrew"


November 20th
"Today in school a girl bumped into a wall. We watched a prayer service about Nano Nagle the foundess of our school. Tomorrow we are getting a day off because of it. I'm going to the body shop for bath pearls"


November 27th
"Today is Monday, last Friday I went to Angela's to practise marbles and to write more of "Lines of Rymes" the poem book. On Saturday I went to my 7th lesson in French. I got a French magazine called bonjour. I was invited to a party and I was told about Mr Walsh's death on duty. Nothing much really"


November 28th
"Today I had PE, I scored one for our side. I went to Gerry Walsh's funeral rights with the school. The three daughters were crying. On Home and Away Steven found out about his uncle being burnt to death. His parents were already dead the same way."
So, in summary, the 80's were all about Home and Away for me. Nice to see poetry in evidence, as well as my trademark wondrous sensitivity...

I leave you with this one, my little bit of "art" from the 80's...

11 comments:

Gwei Mui said...

Oh the 80s! Happy birthday. I've posted my memories of the 8os
http://alittlebitofprose.blogspot.com/

Poetikat said...

I had to tick all the boxes in the "reactions" category for this. It ran the gamut of emotions - I laughed, I smiled, I cried (well, not really, but there was a funeral in there, so...)

"Home and Away" remarks were the funniest!

God, now I really do feel old. You were born in 79!


Kat

P.S. My diary went like this: Today, I asked "J" to ask "P" if he likes me.

Oh, and this: "Cousins came for dinner. "L" hog-tied me to the pole in the basement. Caused bad feeling. They went home." (My dad actually wrote that bit.)

Niamh B said...

Thanks Gwei, I enjoyed yours too.

Thanks Kat - Wow - you were forward! That's mad about your dad contributing to it too, mine was definitely top secret, all those juicy details about H&A!!

Vicki Lane said...

Aren't you glad you saved that diary!

Niamh B said...

Vicki, I am glad to have it, I was such a dweek (cross between a dweeb and geek) I really have an endless supply of things to laugh at when I look back - I guess it's kind of how I'll look on this blog in 20 yrs, if the internet is still goin! :-)

Poetikat said...

Ha ha - "dweek"! That's great!

Niamh B said...

Some of the best words are born as typos!

Pure Fiction said...

Classic - I love this. Even then you clearly had a real gift for picking out the pertinent details (eg: I'm going to the body shop for bath pearls) and peeling away the dross. But what about that poor girl who bumped into the wall???

Niamh B said...

Thanks PF, yes I think the girl who bumped into the wall went on to better things... I mean hopefully... anyway :-)

Domestic Oub said...

OMG - I remember those episodes of Home and Away! Yikes!

And if it makes you feel any better, I definately have details of an episode of Coronation St in my childhood diary...

Niamh B said...

Ha, when I was a kid and whenever I asked my mam what they were talking about (herself and whichever neighbour/ cousin or friend she was onto) she would say they were talking about something that happened in coronation street... instead of telling me the actual gossip