Coffee Morning Question Time


If you went back to your childhood what three items would you bring back with you to your time now?

Whether you wanted to use them again or maybe sell them, what would you bring back and what era would you travel back to?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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45 thoughts on “Coffee Morning Question Time

  1. Good morning, Rory!

    I don’t know if I’d call them items but I would definitely bring back my maternal grandparents – would that count as one or two items? I’ll assume two; then I would also bring back my essence of innocent youth. 🙂

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      1. Oh yes. But when you’re grown up, you have different questions. They lived through the depression and the war. They were never well-off and I think for a brief time were basically homeless and lived in derelict houses.

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      2. Blimey.

        I didn’t really know my grandparents, and they weren’t interested in answering any of my questions when they were around in the yesterdays of my life and theirs. I think sadly they would be the same if they were still alive today.

        My mothers parents hated my father ‘s parents and vice versa. The result was l never got to know any of them.

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  2. I don’t think I remember many things from my childhood that I’d like to bring back. Perhaps my story weaving ability for one would be useful! Perhaps my day dreaming would come in handy too. And thirdly, my love of gardening. I’ve lost that aptitude since I’ve grown older.

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      1. But your youth is rekindled with your grandchildren no? They are of the age where gardening might be fun or are they at an age where digital fun is more entertaining?

        Suze and l had thought initially that her daughter’s children would love to be involved with the allotment – but they all turned their noses up and said they would have less time on ipads.

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      2. I know it’s a real shame. The irony is that one of Suze’s other grandkids he is on the spectrum, 15 going on 16 and is a devout gardener. Always the way. Yet the other one on the spectrum – the youngest coming over later this month from down under and all he can focus on are dinosaurs on the ipad, scared of being outside … strange world.

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      3. I agree. I was discussing that with Suze this morning. Suze was saying that when she had her daughter and son at home as children she did everything she could to make them more aware of the world around them.

        But neither of her kids have performed that way with their own children.

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  3. My Super Spirograph with pins. They have the game out now, but of course they’ve eliminated pins for safety, and it doesn’t work as well. I made gorgeous designs with the old Spiro!

    I can’t think of anything else…

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  4. Not a thing…I didn’t have much in material things so nothing there, nothing emotionally or intellectually either. My childhood is not somewhere I would like to go back to…it was awful enough the first time. As for any other time period of my adulthood – meh…nothing materially worth going back for.

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      1. Who would want a used hat? I just don’t get attached to things. Hopefully I use and enjoy the material things I obtain but when I no longer want or enjoy them I pass them on or dispose of them. I’ve sold furniture on, clothing items are usually tossed because by the time I get to the get-rid-of-it stage they are usually rags LOL I’ve been making a point of gifting my “good” jewelry. Unfortunately most of it is rather unique or antique and I’m finding it difficult to find folks who would like it. I suppose I will have to sell most of it. That makes me sad.

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      2. Well at least with selling it you can do something with the financial gain?

        There are very few things l am attached to so l can understand what you say. Although when l was thirty l had a fabulous green tartan soft cap that l loved, l would have liked to have seen that again. But it was stolen in 1992.

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  5. I would bring back my old 50s and 60s records I used to listen to. Also, I used to do a lot of sketching with charcoals, which I enjoyed but I don’t know what happened to them. I was an only child and had all the material things I always wanted. I would bring back the simpler life.

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  6. Hey, Rory!
    My best memories of childhood were spent wandering around the countryside alone, discovering the wonders of nature. I would love to be able to do that yet today.

    Bud said that is a silly question. He didn’t have a childhood. He emerged fully dressed in a business suit. 😂

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  7. I have everything I love and want from my childhood- in terms of possessions – still have my most beloved items ❤️😉

    Can I say my actual family ? And no I would not sell them lol ✌️❤️😘

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  8. Three things go from my childhood I’d bring back:

    My copy of The Velveteen Rabbit. It was the first book I read, and it inspired me to be a writer. It got ruined in a flood.

    A Christmas countdown calendar. It had a picture of Santa and Mrs Clause with cats on their laps sitiing by a fire. There were pockets that held a mouse and the moves moves to the next day until Christmas Eve! My dad accidentally threw it out, and I miss it terribly. It was a staple of my childhood, and it would be classified as vintage Avon, now.

    A soda called Josta. I rarely drink soda anymore, but I’d make an exception for Josta if they brought it back!

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  9. What three items to bring back is a toughie. I was born in 1956 so probably my copy of Where the Rainbow Ends by Clifford Mills, my Dad’s pocket watch, and a long black skirt that I loved to dress up in.

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