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RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble

 by PJ , Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:46 pm

Hi Paul,
Poor, Poor, compared to me, you, Denise Phil John and Toady were wrapped in cotton wool, and SB, the mans a Toff.
The first time I saw a butchers shop window I thought it was the scene of an accident, and we all thought knives and forks were jewelry. For heating our Mom used to suck an extra strong mint and we would sit round her tongue.

I couldn't resist it, I miss Les Dawson, and a few other comic's.

Five sisters and two brothers and just our Ma to bring us up, who worked when she could and in the early days reluctantly accepted hand outs from the St, Vincent De Paul Nuns, that's the Nuns with those fantastic winged hats, I say handouts but its said that there is no such thing as a free lunch, so the loaves that Mom received came with the assurance that all the children would attend Mass every Sunday, (in their dreams) We all got to work as soon as we could to make ends meet.
Mom used to dress us lads out of the Army and Navy stores on Spring hill, it wasn't just the British forces either. I lived in fear of having to go to school dressed as the Tzar of Russia (see Les Dawson). No, I was quite Hip as they used to say, and fitted in well with the early couldn't care miss match fashion that left the Mods and Rockers looking square. White well, nearly white pumps with busmans trousers with the a narrow red strip down the sides a gold silk shirt that I was given by a trapeze artist when I was mucking out the elephants at Chipperfields Circus all finished off by a Firemans double breasted tunic with the silver buttons. I might have looked like one of the Rolling Stones, but I have the sneaky suspicion that I could have looked like one of the circus clowns.

Being poor never did us any real harm. We, each of us, has Moms grit, and understand the things that have real value, as we see the world.
PJ.
P S yes, wrapped in cotton wool.


PJ
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Date registered 12.27.2009

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Being A Child Was It Hard In Brum Did You Get Into Trouble? paul 01.16.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble Sheldonboy 01.16.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble phil 01.16.2010
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RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble phil 01.24.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble PJ 01.24.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble phil 01.28.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble Sheldonboy 01.24.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble Sheldonboy 01.28.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble Sheldonboy 01.17.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble phil 01.25.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble PJ 01.27.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble phil 01.17.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble 01.17.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble phil 01.27.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble PJ 01.27.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble Sheldonboy 01.17.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble phil 01.17.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble Sheldonboy 01.27.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble PJ 01.28.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble Sheldonboy 01.17.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble phil 01.17.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble PJ 01.18.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble PJ 01.18.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble phil 01.28.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble phil 01.28.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble PJ 01.28.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble Sheldonboy 01.20.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble PJ 01.20.2010
RE: being a child was it hard in brum did you get into trouble Sheldonboy 01.28.2010
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