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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 20:17
kellersphuket

At what age did you leave home?

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18 and a half.

 

To follow my adolescent dream of seeing the Old Dart and I had a wonderful time for four years.

 

My family was rather splendid about it all as it was a traditional thing to do-although usually they were dressed in uniform and posed as 5 bob a day tourists.

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enlisted when 18, discharged when 29, armed forces paid for my studies during my service.

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3 minutes ago, Lamkyong said:

14 half joined the ROYAL NAVY at HMS GANGES  thinking that would be the end of school  to my misunderstanding i had signed up for another year of intense schooling  still, worked out ok taught me to wash my socks and drink copious amounts of beer  and as you might of guessed more problems

14, wow thats young! Bet you saw the world at a young age right?

 

Good on you buddy!

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Left when I was 25.  Had finished my BS engineering degree one year before, was still working in family restaurant for no pay and had to get on with life.  Couldn't find any engineering work in Rhode Island so staying in the area just did not seem like it was going to happen/ Joined the US Air Force, went to Officer Training School at Lackland AFB Texas 1982.

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50 minutes ago, kellersphuket said:

It is not unusual for a thai family to be living in a small house together when their kids are well into their 40's and beyond..

What I find strange is the kids sleep with their parents even in their twenties, strange enough once they reach three or four years old to sleep with parents where I come from!

I left home at 17, by the time I was 18 I was on-board working on a offshore drilling rig!

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Not when I left home, rather when the home left me. In other words just over 16 and fending for myself. The world was a different place then.

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Just now, CharlieH said:

Left at 19 after the usual "cant tell me what to do" that occurs after 18 type heated argument. So that was it, "I''m off" and never went back again. Always lived where I chose after that.

But still on good terms with the parents, yes??

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Just now, thequietman said:

But still on good terms with the parents, yes??

Both dead now, but yes, healed the rift some years later when I got married (first time)

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19 minutes ago, Lamkyong said:

14 half joined the ROYAL NAVY at HMS GANGES  thinking that would be the end of school  to my misunderstanding i had signed up for another year of intense schooling  still, worked out ok taught me to wash my socks and drink copious amounts of beer  and as you might of guessed more problems

I recall attending some ceremony there, many decades ago, including watching some young sailors climbing up a bloody big mast. One of them stood on the top of it. Got a medal for bravery I think. We were from Harwich.

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