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Conversation, 1967

Shortly after the pound sterling was devalued in 1967, the Old Man said to the Deceased Lady and myself: “In this country, we’re enjoying a standard of living that we’re not earning.” Some things have changed, but… [Original posting 20 … Continue reading

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School of Silas Wegg

I have assigned fanciful names to some of the people who take part in the school-run to and from Acacia Primary. What their real names are, I have no idea. And I have no idea where most of them live. … Continue reading

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Conversation, 1990s

The Deceased Lady always voted Conservative, but she didn’t talk much about politics. On this occasion, the three of us were sitting by the fireside, and the Old Man made some reference to Conservative-supporting newspapers such as the Sun. The … Continue reading

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Early adopter

The Old Man equipped himself with a mobile phone — at a time when I don’t think many people of his generation had one — so that he could phone the Deceased Lady shortly before the end of a round … Continue reading

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