16 November 2016
1st - 3rd Aug 1947: Dad is eighty
Fri. 1. Becoming rather warm, fair, sunny morning, dull later; slight showers. Did usual shopping in morning locally. To Wimbledon in afternoon to get Albert’s umbrella from Trotts where it has been recovered and repaired.
2 Sat. Very mild, dull, strong E wind, showers. Did some shopping locally. Dad, Alb, Lily, Anthony and Mr. Stopford* came in afternoon and had tea. Dad will stay till Monday.
3 Sun. Rather warm, dull morning, fine sunny later. Walked along Arterial Road in evening as far as Shannon’s corner. Mr. Waldron called to see Dad: he is 80. He wears very well. He asked after Uncle Dick but had not heard he was dead. Cousin Len, Doris and their little boy Joseph called with Aunt Liza. Little Joseph is a lovely boy with very large blue eyes.
*Note: the name Kenneth Stopford comes to mind, a lodger with Fred's brother and sister-in-law.
Posted by Tony