A home of their own.
Posted by Big John on September 15, 2006
You may recall that I mentioned in a recent post that I had found a collection of old postcards in a box in the attic. Most of them were from the 1920s and were the usual assortment of seaside views, with a few ’naughty’ ones of comical large ladies in bathing suits.
There were also a number of birthday cards in postcard form from the same period. I imagined that birthday cards had always been the folded kind that arrived in an envelope.
Then I remembered that my parents had lived in Penge when they were first married and had told me that they rented a couple of rooms above a hairdresser’s shop, and there it is, their first home, right behind the sign bearing the rather grand name of … ‘Maison Charles’ … Pity my dad’s name was Jack … I wonder if…
… that’s him standing on the corner ?
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