London in the Blitz. Fred French, 66 Chestnut Road, Raynes Park, Wimbledon, London SW20 kept this diary, blogged 69 years later, during WWII and peacetime. He loves music, model aircraft, radios, railways, roses. His sister Theresa (Ciss) goes out to work - Fred does the shopping, etc.
'On this day' and other notes by Tony French.
By the same editor Poems Please Me
13 May 2014
13th May 1944: coming up roses
Climbing Mme Edouard Herriot
13 Sat. Rather warm and sultry, fine morning but thunder clouds and some rain later, getting cooler. Cycled to Tooting to buy fish, also got accumulator at Whitbourne's. Dig over and weeded part of the garden. Doris stayed the night. Trust roses out on the Climbing Mme. Edouard Herriot at font door; the blooms are of good quality and firm (?); they have three centres with the petals prettily coiled. Got Dinky to purr into the microphone.
Dear Fred, this is a cat loudspeaker on a thing called eBay on a thing called a computer 70 years later found via a worldwide communication system called the Internet. Simply dinky!