We met and married a long time ago
We worked for long hours, when wages were low.
No TV no wireless, no bath, times were hard
Just cold water taps and a walk up the yard.
No holidays abroad, no posh carpets on floors
We had coal on the fire and didn’t lock doors.
Children were safe for to walk in the park
Then, old folks too, could go out in the dark.
No valium, no drugs and no LSD
We cured all our ills with a nice cup of tea.
But if you were sick, you were treated at once
No “Fill in the form, and then come back in six months.”
No vandals, no muggings, there was nothing to rob
And we all felt quite rich with a couple of bob.
People were happier in those far off days
Kinder and caring in so many ways.
Milkmen and paperboys used to whistle and sing
A night at the pictures was having a fling.
But now as we sit and look back through the years
We don’t think of the hard times, the trouble and the tears.
But we remember the blessings and all of our love
And we offer our thanks to God up above.
The people, who inspire us most, are those who plant trees they will never see mature
and who live at full tilt every day, even on the day they die.