(I know this makes me ancient!)
me and my dad hurried through the snow to a local newsagent where
an important phone call
was to be made.
Back in those dark and distant days there weren't even public phone boxes where we lived.
Can you imagine!
It had been snowing then, as it has been now,
and it wasn't often I went anywhere with Dad,
so that in itself was exciting enough.
More exciting still was the news we got
from the phone call that was made for us.The shop owner,Miss Perkins, took the piece of paper
with the number to be dialled,
and made the call to the maternity home in the depths of the country,
and made the enquiry for us.
Dad didn't even get to hold the receiver,
so we both got to hear the news together when
Miss Perkins leaned over the counter and said to me,
"You've got a baby brother!"
My Advent gift!
Life was never the same again so
Happy Birthday Broas you roam around the Motor Cycle Show
just down the road from me in Brum.
(He'll won't see this, but never miss an oportunity to bless somebody with good wishes).
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Keep warm and safe, and