When I was about 8 I used to play my Grandmother May Ross at cards and she would win every time. Out of sheer frustration I turned to my mum one afternoon and asked her “Why does granny always win at cards?”. Leaning over my mum whispered ” Granny has a secret”, “What?” I replied,…
“I have a use for you” – James Keziah Delaney
Sugar as a drug, as ex president Obama said “Come on, man”.
About 15 years ago I worked in an office with two other protagonists in central Liverpool. While working there it is safe to say that we achieved in our minds legendary status as pranksters getting up to absurd antics that beggar belief.
My friend David Hughes seems to enjoy reminding me of one particular event that happened while I was in Blackpool where my family owned and operated a Hotel.
It was a lazy day at David Hughes house, sitting in the front lounge of his home, drinking milk and eating biscuits. Now David’s home was semi detached and being Saturday afternoon we could hear next door watching the Football match and being rather vocal to boot.
When I was about 10 my best friend was David Hughes. We were like brothers really spending practically all our spare time together and getting up to all kind of mischief.
My Dad was very resourceful when it came to tricky problems out on his insurance round.
The following happened some 40 years ago and throughout that time through many tellings details get added and then lost but it’s always been a little treasure to me.
Funny isn’t it how people remember the strangest things. Talking with my childhood friend David Hughes he reminded me of a story of my Mother and her acquisition of a very rare lace bobbin called a Cow in Calf.