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by Bobbydem
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: My Scotland
Topic: childhood memories
Replies: 7
Views: 2208

Re: childhood memories

I remember my mother discussing a neighbour who had obviously upset her equilibrium somewhat, giving rise to my mother's somewhat dramatic statement that the next time she met this neighbour she would "spit in her eye". Always with the potential to be a little bit of a rebel ( I was about four or fi...
by Bobbydem
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: My Scotland
Topic: Starting Work
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: Starting Work

Tell me about it!!! I used to love taking my grandparents surprises. She had a singer sewing machine ...electric...with a long steel bar that slotted into base and you pressed it with your knee to 'make it go'. Long after she had gone I still used that machine which never needed as much as a service...
by Bobbydem
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: My Scotland
Topic: Starting Work
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Starting Work

When I was fourteen in 1964, I and all my peer group, couldn't wait to get a 'Saturday job' to inflate our pocket money ...and contribute to the household. My friend applied for and was accepted in C and A's (C and A Modes to be exact). I got a job in Terleys in Saracen. We mainly sold curtain mater...
by Bobbydem
Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: My Scotland
Topic: Poke hat
Replies: 31
Views: 10078

Re: Poke hat

We called them pokey hats. Our ice cream man was Capaldis, later joined by Gizzi Brothers...many an interesting chase we had for street entertainment between the two company vans. Our loyalty lay with Capaldis. You could buy anything off the van ranging from cigarettes, biscuits,crisps, bottles of p...
by Bobbydem
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: My Scotland
Topic: Hogmanay Memories
Replies: 14
Views: 4369

Re: Hogmanay Memories

Oh my! What a wonderful opportunity for reminiscence this has offered. Shared with my sister (70 this year) , I will be sixty eight and oh the memories. We lived with my mother and grandparents in Glasgow. The drop leaf table would be 'set' with the best China out of the china cabinet , the trifle b...