Selling Smiles

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  1. kernowmaid

    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    Going off-piste again ...

    All this talk of Barnardo's reminds me of selling "Smiles" - do you remember? Little books (like raffle tickets) of photos of smiling children, which I had to sell to friends, to raise funds for ... was it Barnardo's?

    Now I cringe at the thought. It seems almost criminal.

    Jane
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    I remember those as well.

    (Forgiven for going off-piste ;) )
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    I remember those books too - I think they were for the National Children's Homes.
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Me too.
     
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    I remember selling "Sunny Smiles". It was a long time ago, as it was safe for me and my younger sister to go round the houses in the village where we lived on our own. Wouldn't dare let kids do that these days.
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Now I can be off piste legitimately :cool: does anyone else remember the National Savings stamps with photos of the very young Prince Charles and Princess Anne on them?
     
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    Yes! :D

    Oh heck.... I am older than I want to think....:eek:
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    You and me both :sceptical:
     
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    Of course, I don't remember them at all :p:D
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Bet your nose has just grown a couple of inches :cool::D
     
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    :D:D:D
     
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    Sadly, I have to admit to remembering them as well:(
     
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  13. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    I don't think I do... :confused: Seriously.

    (And I'm old enough).
     
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    You obviously led a sheltered life........:rolleyes::D
     
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  15. Londoner

    Londoner Will always roll up her sleeves and dig around

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    I think I remember them but I might be getting mixed up with the Startrite kids, walking off into the sunset!
     
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    Once upon a time I used to go round "my patch" selling them door to door.
     
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    This is all like Concord to me, it's going right over my head. As a kid unless it had something to do with damming brooks, climbing trees or building camps I wasn't that much interested. It was such a simple life back then :)
     
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  18. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    You were feral, like me. Spent all day building dens and running wild over the mountain. :oops:
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Opposite our house was a farm. At the edge of the farm was the best climbing tree you have ever come across. I would spend hours up there, surveying the world.

    Our next door neighbour, Joyce, came hurtling round to Mum on one occasion crying out, "Your daughter's head is sticking out the top of that tree! What if she falls?"

    Mum's reply?

    "Well, she'll only do it once..."

    :eek:
     
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    :D
    We lived in the corner of an orchard. If I had a £ for every time I'd fallen out of a tree I'd be quite rich. Fall out of the tree, wind yourself :eek:, wait till you could breath again, then back up the tree and repeat :rolleyes:
     
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