I am a grandfather of four and a father of four, I am 69 years old and i live in Kidderminster , Worcestershire in the heart of England. I have been happily married for 48 years.We lost our youngest daughter Vickie to Leukemia 7 years ago.
A Close Thing
Jean drew the curtains and stared blankly outside at the snow which had fallen last night, Her thoughts turned to David, she quietly sighed
Now follow me and don’t be slow Matilda! Please watch where you go! Try and keep in step back there Don’t dance around like Fred Astaire,
A Free Spirit
I wish I had owned my own little house I'd settle there as quiet as a mouse, I would cook and clean, get in a tizzy
In eighteen fifty gardener John Gray Moved to Edinburgh with wife and son Unable to find work during the day He took a job as a night watchman
Diary of a self-isolator
Diary of a self-isolator week 56 - A light-hearted look at a few memories and the situation over the last seven days in our house.
My Childhood - part two
Continuing my memories of my early years, this was my first day of Infants school, there were no prep schools or nurseries back then, well, not around here, only perhaps in the big cities, you just got on with it.
My bedroom resembled a closing down sale in a clothes shop, I was less than one hour away from my dream date and I was starting to get anxious. Mum had promised that she’d washed and ironed them, yet they were nowhere to be seen.
My Childhood - part one
My Childhood – part 1 My Mother – Wonder Woman! Being born in 1952 I really didn’t get to know my mother until I was about four years old. Although I can frequently recall her holding my hand or lifting me off the double decker bus that took us into town. The one thing that does stick in my mind from all those years ago is how hard she worked. She was always the first to rise and always the last to bed, I cannot ever recall her sitting down and having a catnap or five minutes break. I seem to remember that she was always with child and I would have been fifth of six at that time, with oldest being eight and the youngest 18 months. I was born and raised in a council house, we were lucky we had a three bedroomed modern house with an upstairs bathroom and an outside toilet as well!