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A Birthday, An Expense and Pottering in a Boiler Suit

Young Michael's birthday, so put his card through early today. I walked to town and saw young Steven in the greengrocers. He has grown into a nice lad. Tried to get a refill of No 7 compost but could only get loose powder £1.35. So Expensive, but I consoled myself with the thought that it will last!!

 

Cliff very good, digging to sink new posts in where the fence fell down. Very hard work, it's a shame Len really must not help because of his hands.

 

Lovely day today. Len in his boiler suit, pottering all day.

 

Me: This entry, from February 1980, reminds me of how very good Mum's next door neighbours, Cliff and Rene, were to her and my Dad over many years. It also brought into my mind the clearest picture of Dad, in his boiler suit, pottering about in his beloved garden. How could I have forgotten that boiler suit?!

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Eleanor | Reply 26.03.2014 12.35

Lovely stuff! Does she mean compact rather than compost?? I do like your additional perspective, it makes your mum so real. What was wrong with Len's hands?

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