February 18, 2011

Young Ranty


Produced in response to overwhelming demand*. Ranty, aged 14 months. The early bondage was to affect your 'umble Captain in later life.It cost him a small fortune at specialist bordello's.

CR.


*(one commenter asked).

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

You look like I need a drink!

Catmar said...

Nah looks like he needs the potty!

Captain Ranty said...

Some things don't change.

I need the potty almost constantly now!

CR.

NewsboyCap said...

Captain,

Didn't think you were old enough to be living in the Black & White era.
By the way did you have the potty under your bed ?

Captain Ranty said...

Newsy,

At one point there were four of us sharing a bed. Two brothers, two sisters.

No potty.

I was the only kid in the street with a chapped back.

CR.

NewsboyCap said...

Captain,

We, me and Kid brother, had 'po' under our bed. Nothing can get you off to sleep like listening to him 'pee and trump' only a foot away!Then climbing over to get back in bed.
Then in dark winter mornings praying he had pushed it back under the bed, before I got out.

Captain Ranty said...

Yep. Nothing worse than that splash, and a freezing cold, wet foot.

We called 'em "gazunders". The real toilet was down the bottom of the yard. Squares of bloody newspaper for wipage.

Couldn't afford "comfy bum" in them days.

CR.

Anonymous said...

Ha - You are a girl.

Captain Ranty said...

Steady on!

That clobber was all the rage in '63.

CR.

NewsboyCap said...

Captain,

My Dad used to 'hide' a stash of Senior Service in the loo down the yard, I stated 'puffing' on them at a very early age, can't beat a smoke and a shite. Not allowed now with these fancy indoor toilets.

Captain Ranty said...

Newsy,

My dad used to smoke Texan. (Made in South Africa)

Check them out:

http://www.cigarettespedia.com/index.php/Texan_%28Toasted%29_KS-20-H_-_South_Africa

They were a bit harsh for an 11 year old so I moved on to Rothmans. (Mums brand). Then she switched to Consulate. Yuk!

Had to start buying my own then.

Still, at 1 cent each, it wasn't too troubling. Had to buy them at the black shops though. White folks wouldn't sell them to us.

CR.

NewsboyCap said...

Captain,

I bought my first cigarettes from the local 'sweetshop', one ParkDrive and one match,3d, on the way to school.The shop owner would ask us politely not to tell our parents, as if.