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Subject: Re: The past in ourselves
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 17:58:32 EDT
Yes, I remember, it was not only girls who had to wear liberty bodices with
the rubber buttons! I wore them too when I first went to school at 5 years
old in 1950.
I am thankful to say I was spared the lisle stockings! I wore long woollen
socks that constantly needed darning, kept up with elastic garters. My socks,
like everything else, had to have my name on. We were all taught to darn
using a wooden darning mushroom, I was quite good at it. It was certainly not
a throwaway society then.
I still have an Aunt, now in her late 90's, who's father served in the Army
as an aide to Lord Kitchener in South Africa and then on Lloyd George's
staff. It seems amazing when she tells me of snippets using actual words she
remembers her father using to quote Kitchener just before his ship blew up
outside Scapa Flow.
(Sorry, I digress, not near Devon!)
Forest of Dean, England
DFHS Member 3557
Researching PRIDDIS, PRIDDICE etc.