13 December 2016

13th-16th Nov 1947: fragment of flying bomb... & around the World radio

13 Thur. Rather cold, dull, a little less wind. To the butchers. Met Arthur Swift; to Donaldsons with him. To fish shop of course. To Doris to inquire after Aunt Liza. She is a little better but the doctors have found something that needs an operation but she is too weak yet. Still clearing the further end of garden where the shelter stood; found a twisted fragment of flying bomb.

14 Fri. Rather cold, dismal, rain almost all day. Did the usual Fri. morning shopping. Also further shopping in afternoon: all locally. Donald called: he said he had got some spots coming, so it seems he is or soon will be a victim of chicken pox. Bought a nice picture of two kiddies playing in the sand from Ann Conley; the proceeds go to the National Children’s Home and Orphanage.

15 Sat. Very cold, frost at night, very dull day bitter wind. Gwennie called. Took her shopping with me. She went to the laundry and to the public library; borrowing the nature book “Out with Romany”. I bought fish and a coloured mat at Robins. Met Laura and walked home part of the way with her. Started covering wing of small spar model. Ciss went to Anthony’s birthday party.

16 Sun. Sharp frost, very cold day; very dull. Ciss went to see Aunt Liza who was a little better. Len Garrad called; was glad to see him and walked part of the way home with him. John Child called in evening. Tried the short waves for him and received Colombo, Canada, U.S.A. Russia, France, an Eastern station and Australia.

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