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Aunty Irene's Quilt
Posted On 07/06/2014 17:23:03 by kiwibarb
Bedmaking was an art 70 years ago. It involved precision and more time than most people these days would devote to making their beds. I was initiated into this art at an early age, and besides having to make my own bed, I had to help Mum with the double bed. At 10 years old I was no stranger to bedmaking, when we went for a holiday to Aunty Irene’s. Her large house had enough bedrooms that Mum and I got one each. Most places we went we shared a room that had twin beds.

The first mornin... Read More



Just Thinking
Posted On 06/23/2014 15:40:49 by kiwibarb
Today something set me thinking about Bill, a friend who died 20 years ago. I’ve had a lot of friends and relatives called Bill, many of whom have died. It was a popular name in New Zealand, and still is, but they’re called William now.
This particular friend was known as Billy the Bus, due to his job as a bus driver, to distinguish him from others bearing the same name. Long after his retirement the nickname remained.
Eventually Bill met our ultimate fate, and his funeral was held in... Read More



BACK THEN
Posted On 06/19/2014 21:13:16 by Notgrnyyet
 
We slept outside on starlit, summer nights when the house was unbearable—no air- conditioning back then, and it was definitely over 100 degrees most summer days. No doubt the crickets, spiders, and no telling what else, crawled over us all night  lying on  an old quilt spread out.   Of course, my brother & I, and the cousins giggled ‘til much later than our regular bedtimes since we were out of earshot from the folks.
The sun was bli... Read More



The Old Brick House part one
Posted On 06/19/2014 02:58:39 by oppsgal
The old brick house. When I was growing up a part of my childhood was spent living in a big old house on the corner of East Smiley Avenue and Third Street.  My mother rented the bottom half of the old Victorian brick home.  We had 2 bedrooms a living room dinning room and small kitchen.  Four porches, two side yards a back yard and front yard.  I shared the bedroom with my brother, and my sister.  Brother's bed was on one wall a single bed with an old iron be... Read More



Thunderstorms
Posted On 06/03/2014 21:46:44 by kiwibarb
Thunderstorms are not a regular phenomenon in my part of the world. We do get them occasionally, but they never last long and are rarely violent. Consequently there have only been two of them bad enough to incur a lasting memory. I was 10 years old the first time I was out alone in a thunderstorm. It wasn’t a bad one. It was the situation that was bad. I lived a comparatively sheltered life and can’t imagine how it happened that I was allowed to be in such a situation at all. We didn’t h... Read More



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