An unexpected response
It came as a great surprise to me to find a comment on the post I did a few days/weeks ago regarding the “Doodlebug” & The Baby, It was from my sister the “Doodlebug” Baby herself who now lives in retirement with her husband in some little French village kilometres away from civilization. It brought a smile to my face, for once I wasn’t being lambasted for stepping out of line which I’ve been known to do. 😦
Knowing that my reader and follower doesn’t usually check on comments made to any post that I might add I thought I’d cut and paste my little sisters comment; so here it is 🙂
Interesting Brian, albeit a bit outdated regarding Brit., cleanliness…not sure if you have ever returned Bro.? P.s.
The birthmark was higher up than the tum and caused me much embarrassment years later when one of the Oakes girls came with husband to Australia with her husband and he asked to see my ‘Doodlebug’ Mark. At about 15 I was mortified. Thankfully it has faded with age and is now difficult to see at all. I thought you had been evacuated to Somerset not Lancashire…I guess I am mistaken.
I do know through stories told and also my own memories that you were very possessive of me, but then you and Sonny were both great older brothers. I did hear that you beat up some girls who tried to take over the pushing of my pram from you. But do you remember that you and Sonny almost had me run over by a double decker bus and at about four I was sworn to secrecy ‘ not to tell mum’? Trios to Matchstick Island? I told you I remember list of things.