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Past reality — 3 Comments

  1. Ian

    You are right, there is always someone who is worse off than us or some time when things were a lot worse than now.
    There were no luxuries in my childhood like my boys have now, but I was happy and made the best of what I had. The boys do get reminded of this from time to time!!

  2. Moving story, Ian

    How could anyone ever forget Charlie telling us to tighten our belts while he was busily dipping his grubby paw in the coffers. Two of my brothers crossed the Irish sea in search of work, and never returned to live in Ireland.

    My son is the same age and stage as I was at in the early 80’s (early stages of a career) and when I compare his life now to how it was for me then, there simply is no comparison. He was based in London last year and it was cheaper for him to fly home to Ireland for a weekend party than seek entertainment in the big smoke.

    You sound just like me with your newspaper cuttings – I’m a real hoarder of articles that have interested me. Baino wouldn’t be able cope with us at all! 😀

    btw Thanks a million for visiting Laura. Sadly, she was moved to intensive care yesterday and her blog has been removed. I’m very worried for her.

  3. I can remember clearly the preparations for the funeral, I was a curate at the time and it was conducted by my Rector, but I have no recall of the funeral itself. Perhaps the mind closes things out.

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