Category Archives: Rewritten

Departure and diagnoses

Thursday 17 January 2013 Another very cold morning. Shortly after 08:00 the Explorer is to be seen on the drive of his family’s house. He is stationary on his microscooter, muffled up in winter clothes. A few minutes later, the … Continue reading

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Making waves

Sunday 13 January 2013 I am talking with Mrs GA, whose daughter Emilia celebrated her first birthday on 4 January 2013. Emilia is playing on the carpet in front of us, with two primary-school girls one of whom is getting … Continue reading

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Help the ageing

Saturday 12 January 2013 Not long after arriving at Suburbia Somnolenta, I encounter Mr Jebec and wish him a very belated Happy New Year. Snow is forecast for the coming days. Mr Jebec asks me whether I have plenty of … Continue reading

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Message from Naomi

Sunday 6 January 2013 When I arrive at the Old Man’s house, cousin Naomi’s Christmas card is on the hall carpet. She has written a message inside the card. To the left-hand side of the living-room window of number 35, … Continue reading

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Subdued celebrations in Suburbia Somnolenta

Tuesday 1 January 2013 I hear some fireworks at about 21:00 on New Year’s Eve, but remarkably little celebration thereafter. [Original posting 1 January 2014]

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News from two cousins

Sunday 23 December 2012 I phone first cousin Naomi, and then cousin Z. Naomi reckons that she was at home but asleep when I called to deliver her Christmas card on Friday 21st. Her friend Jen and Jen’s husband Davey … Continue reading

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Christmas essentials

Santa Claus is Coming to Town. One of those essential live performances by the Boss. Springsteen was once a backing musician for this legendary figure: [Original posting 11 December 2011]

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Departed old, absent young

Sunday 4 November 2012 When Mrs GM greets me at the door of the church, she tells me that Godfrey has died. Afterwards, I speak with Mr GM about him. He was 93 or 94. As a teenager, Godfrey visited … Continue reading

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Mr Xerxes and the classified ad

Small children say things that are unintentionally funny, and so do old people. An example is something Mr Xerxes, the Deceased Lady’s father, came out with in the late 1950s or early 1960s. He was reading the classified ads in … Continue reading

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Visitors and cars

Wednesday 31 October 2012 This morning, again, the Explorer and Mr CH set off from home without Mrs CH. Occasionally, relatives of the CH family come to visit, in their foreign-registered car. Towards 16:20 today, I see that car parked … Continue reading

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