Open Book Blog Hop – May 30th   Leave a comment

Stevie Turner

My US friends have chosen how they spend Memorial Day as the topic this week.  Being from the UK, we do not have Memorial Day here, but I am told I can write a tribute to somebody I know who has passed instead, so here goes…

John, my father was born in September 1927, the second child of my East End grandparents Frank and Nell, and the only one of their three children to inherit the luxuriant black curly hair from a Spanish ancestor.  Thankfully Nell had had some experience of motherhood by then with Tom, her eldest son, and so Dad was spared the saveloy and pease pudding incident that one month old Tom had suffered, necessitating a trip to Bethnal Green hospital.

Nell had 14 sisters and 2 brothers who all lived nearby with their families, and John could not go anywhere or do anything without one of his aunts noticing and reporting…

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Posted May 30, 2016 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

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