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Your stories have me questioning what kind of life my grandmother lived in the course of the war. All I know is that she was a teenager at the time, functioning in London as a secretary in a single of Winston Churchill’s offices. I would do nicely to interview her and post her story on Squidoo! Congratulations on getting LOTD, by the way. It is effectively deserved!
There was lots of this stuff about in the 1940s. Horse manure! Just after the war, there had been nevertheless numerous horse-drawn delivery automobiles on the streets of London. Bread, milk, coal, and different other commodities had been brought to our doors by horse and cart. And, of course, all the horses sometimes produced their own individual delivery!
So many of your memories are familiar to me, while mine had been in New Zealand and a couple of decades later. I had to laugh to see ‘fag packets’ in writing, because I now live in California and I was warned against using the term fag (it slips out once in a even though even ten years later)….lol. What a great lens, full of fantastic details. Well Completed on receiving Lens of the Day!
Chatkath,thank you so a lot for your amazing comments. I knew when I read your hub about cats that our hearts beat to the similar rhythm. My Dad died suddenly on Friday and I flew to South Africa on Saturday arriving Sunday and we buried him on Monday. I will write about it quickly. He will live on in my heart …Read More