Sunday, May 14, 2006

SUNDAYS
Every Sunday Evan and I would go to chapel (Unitarian) in the morning and Sunday School in the afternoon. This meant crossing two roads, so from a young age we were escorted by the Taylor sisters - three blonde older girls. Sadly I have no photograph of the third one - Edith. She looked like a blonde Barbara Stanwyck.
The photograph of Evan and I and the peke was taken in the garden of a super B& B in Newquay on our magnificent tour to Land's End. We had our own rooms and I had a beautiful pink jug and basin in mine. Our last hooray before the war and petrol rationing. The peke owners also had a chow called Wendy but that photo has disappeared. Strange how - in those days we rarely had bare heads - men and women, boys and girls. A Hatters paradise.

11 comments:

FOUR DINNERS said...

An early form of 'hoody' perhaps?...no, maybe not!!

PI said...

4d: its based on common sense - we were noted for it. In the winter you lose most of your heat through a bare head and in summer - we all now acknowledge - we need protection from the hot sun. Not that we had much of that in East Lancs.

granny p said...

We were barely born when the war broke out - so 'before the war' was a mythical time for us - source of unimaginable goodies; not least holidays in Newquay. (Oh and those Japanese shells you put in water and the opened up full of paper flowers..)

PI said...

granny p: I wonder what Newquay is like today. It used to be quite elegant.

AndrewM said...

Was Norah Batty?

She looks it.

PI said...

andrewm: Har har har! She was a sweet girl with very pale eyes which used to flutter in the daylight. Gentle nature and not a lot of dress sense - or she wasn't bothered.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Well, see, most of your heat goes out your head and this was a way of keeping warm, which you needed to in England because it's so cold. Right?

PI said...

Hoss: you hit the nail right on the head! (no pun intended)

fjl said...

I don't know about unitarians, ( old catholic) but a hatter's paradise has always been my cup of tea. Does this help? x

R. Sherman said...

Hi Pat. Just wanted to pop in to say, "Keep it up." I don't always comment, but read everything.

Cheers.

PI said...

Felicity: I can imagine - to go with your beautiful shoes.