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Posted 3 years ago


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Of coarse we were poor and when we needed snow Mom made us some from freezer if it was a swimming pool because it was hot well Mom put a plastic liner in laundry basket and I had my own pool . I love how we survived without store bought things and we all lived to see what so many will never know . Of coarse I never thought I would expose myself on CW LOL but I think this is precious and we all did it as kids . I swam in my own little tub and it may as well have been a whole ocean to me .


  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    Precious memories, so many of today's generation would never guess or ever know what we call precious moments today.
  2. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Your first Playboy shoot! lol
  3. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    LOL official . Ya'll can send 1 dollar :-)

    Life was simple and wonderful wasn't it walksoft and kids were safe . Imagine a kid in a plastic bag lined pool now CPS would take your parents away from you .

    Bellin I am glad you boys will back me up if anyone tries sneaking up on me !
  4. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Phil,& kerry
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Love it, this reminds me of when we would fill up an old gas barrel with water & go "swimming". lol I think I have a picture of that somewhere.
  6. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Well put it up if you find it Walksoft :-)
  7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    We still have a soap saver washboard if you need to do some laundry. We had a galvanized wash tub as kids but it was strictly for laundry and taking a bath. It was to precious to let kids just go for a swim in it.
  8. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    fhr gee you were rich you had a real metal tub ! I don't recall seeing one of those around the house till collected one as a adult :-) I have all the washing items I need as you can see from Christmas the year before . My own washing machine, iron,clothes rack to dry clothes . Imagine an electric hot iron for a 11 mo old :-)
  9. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you walksoft,official,phildavid,kerry ,bellin and hedge !
  10. lundy lundy, 3 years ago
    thats a nice pool a bit small, ours was the street when flooded in the city of lynn dirty water ,but we lived ,maybe a little brain damage
  11. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    lol Lundy . I don't think I saw city water lines we had a well and that would have been a bit deep ! I could have suffocated a bit on plastic bag or put my eye out when basket fell over and rusty handle got me . So I may be a little brain damaged too :-) of coarse with that glass in my hand in slippery plastic pool I could have really got cut bad falling . How did we live ? because we knew better ? or luck ? :-)
  12. lundy lundy, 3 years ago
    yes manikin luck as you say
  13. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you packrat !
  14. junkmanjoe junkmanjoe, 3 years ago
    Love it Manikin!
  15. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you junkman !
  16. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 3 years ago
    I have a similar picture of me in an old metal tub. I'll look for it when I get home.
    I wasn't topless tho.....
  17. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    That is fun Macro . I guess my Mom did not not want to get a shirt wet :-) will look forward to your post !
  18. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks Scandi :-) I like your little bird he is so sweet I think I hear him chirping :-)
  19. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you packrat !
  20. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 3 years ago
    Safest pool in town!! I lived for many years "off the grid" so to speak, countryside, well water, wood stove heat, we got so creative and never felt that we lacked for anything. The garden would last us through winter<(in mason jars), and for meat we would trade with the local peasants. I have photos of myself grown in a tub this size, trying to get a "Hot Bath", by heating water on the stove and filling the biggest tub we had. This really makes me nostalgic for a time when stress was very low, because we were in charge of everything, food, water, lights(did have a generator), but we had NO BILLS, ah, that was a peaceful time, we worked hard, and lived so very well, and we were technically poor, but we lived exactly like all the peasants with tons of land. Rural France is not big on classism or showing off what you have. What is the term, oh I'm waxing nostalgic??
  21. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 3 years ago
    Being poor is much more enchanting when you are young and the imagination is endless...!!!
  22. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you michelle and scott , your memories were so interesting to read ! I loved them both !!!!!!!!!!Thank you both for enjoying this photo :-)
  23. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 3 years ago
    Well, you are wearing "tighty whities", and I feel, considering the occasion, that you fit the "dress code" to a tee!! Both photos of the poor kids swimming pools are enchanting, to me, as they bring the memories tumbling out. Thank you, Mani, and walksoftly(?) for sharing these beautiful and adorable photos. Worth=Priceless!! Mich
  24. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you be-nice LOL .
    Thank you Michelle I love these old memories too :-)
  25. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you much mustang for finding this one :-) Walksoft has one like it also :-)
  26. nldionne nldionne, 2 years ago
    Thanks for posting these and sharing your stories. There were 5 of us kids living on the farm when we lost my dad. He was 32 and left my mom with an 18 month old, 2 yr old, 4 yr old, 6 yr old and 10 yr old. Mom was 30 years old with the five of us to take care of. We didn't have everything we wanted growing up but she somehow gave us everything we needed. We never knew we were poor until someone told us:)
  27. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you so much nldionne and your story meant a lot to me . I also lived on a farm and I can not imagine how your Mom did it with so many children but she brought you up as beautiful lady :-) A walk down memmory lane for us xo
  28. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for sharing your story with us nldionne, your Mom sounds like an amazing woman.
  29. disneypoppop, 2 years ago
    Guess we were well off, we had a galvanized one. But we had to share it, at least two at a time. Made ya get along with siblings or get out of the pool!
  30. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Disneypop, you were for sure wealthy no plastic liners to slip on :-) memories . Thank you for stopping and leaving such a great comment :-)
  31. Aimathena, 1 year ago
    Hi Mani, looked like fun. Very inventive and caring of your mother. What an adorable baby you were. We call those bushel baskets. They come with lids, the handles double as locks for the lid. We use them to transport live crabs.
  32. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you Pack :-) always glad to see you !
  33. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Aim I promise I was not a crabby kid lol :-) Thanks for the love xo
  34. Aimathena, 11 months ago
    LoL I didn't see your cute *crabby* comment until now. I posted a couple bushel baskets filled with crabs. I wonder what year these baskets were invented.
  35. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 11 months ago
    I love your memory Manikin, the small things are sometimes the best things of life.

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