Monday, 22 July 2013
TAKE A WORD
Marie has chosen MEMORIES this week as our word for inspiration and that took my mind all over the place. What should I choose!
In the end I chose a DAY TRIP to the seaside. This was most likely a trip to Blackpool, and on the sands (we had never heard of a beach in those days), a handful of painted tin buckets between us, and we girls wearing only our underwear. A sensible precaution since should we fall into the sea fully clothed we could look forward to a very uncomfortable coach ride home indeed.
Mam took us on these trips a couple of times a year and I can still remember the butterflies of excitement I experienced waiting for that coach to arrive and our journey to begin.
In this snap you can see two of my sisters, two of my brothers, my cousin (who came everywhere with us) .. and that's me at the back. I was the eldest but looking at this I see my younger sister, by two years, was already as tall as me .. a trend that was to continue since all six of my siblings are now head and shoulders taller than me.
Ahhh ... precious memories.
Credit to Kubivet and HolliewoodStudio.
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