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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bess hard times again

I quickly rediscovered hunger it was such a contrast to my previous employers' It was the kind of hardship that l had always endured; but I did not like deserting my sister, as it was her first appointment. There was more life in a varied kind of way, boys played football on the village green' I was... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bess working girl

Dad has been killed I began to lose interest in life. I just stood in a small shed at the back of the cottage and mourned. I couldn’t concentrate at school. I sat by the pond in the churchyard; Albert followed discretely, at a distance. Eventually I made him a fishing rod with a safety pin for a... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Bess continued My brother Albert was about to take an apple from the tree in the next garden. Mary-Anne frequently shouted at him as she kept watch on the progress of her fruit. She beckoned in a conspiratorial manner and handed him a plum. 'Now hear young Albert, she whispered. 'Could you kill a... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Continuing Bess Life in the Cotswolds!910 -1918 Continued An aunt visited occasionally she was rather grand in her way. once she took me on a visit to one of her previous acquaintances. It must have been in the war years because we were offered a plate of sandwiches; bread and lard. I just could not... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Notes. It was strange in a way the father always took this one child with him the second was not very attractive because she had glasses with one side blackened presumably to cure a lazy eye. He never appeared to take the boys who were younger. Of course when one is seven one does not question the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 11, 2010


The good old days revealed as they were for some. After the pig killing. Billy came back on to the scene and the pig was dragged onto the straw. Soon the singeing of hair smelled like roast pork to the small onlookers. We waited as the butcher cut off the trotters; he tossed one to me. I suppose I... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

This a true story written as it was told to me, I did enter this first page in the journal site once Page l Growing up in a village in the Cotswolds.. Bess. 1910-1918 One-day dad brought a sheep's eye into the kitchen and placed it on the hob It stared at us and gradually grew dimmer. We were always... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Wooden. Today I will try and acts naturally perhaps sprout a few leaves And be the most upstanding tree in the forest. Please don’t believe anything I say. Nature deceives the unwary. I am already covered with imaginary acorns And my feet are rooting deep in a track. It is scary at times. The track... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Electricians Only

Electricians Only “I don’t want to put my hand up your shirt, Its just that I wish to study your brain circuits.” She blew ten fuses. “I suppose that amuses you.” She retorted. I suppose I could have been amused I might l have tried to have made light of it all, but she was hard to call. Perhaps... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Sometimes I can't remember if a poem has been posted before or if it is odd so I thought I would use this spare site for miscellaneous snibbits. Unmade. You were among knives and forks, but nothing works. Bread crumbles; a sentence is passed. These sheets of paper can be wrapped around odd feelings.... Sign in to see full entry.

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