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Ailz's Childhood [Nov. 22nd, 2008|12:19 pm]
Tony Grist

All she wants for Christmas is her two front teeth

With her grand-dad Rogers

Marching in a Whit Walk. (She's the one in the background in the little white hat)

[User Picture]From: craftyailz
2008-11-22 05:23 pm (UTC)
Grandad Rogers was English - from Manchester. He was working in N. Ireland - with his father or brother, I think - and met my grandma (whom I never knew as she died when my mum was about 12). My grandma had a fall from her bike and damaged her back, they came over to England on the day that war broke out and settled with grandad's parents in Moss Side, Manchester (they were posh and living in a big house, it was a nice area then). Grandma spent the next 2 years in hospital. She came out briefly and they bought 28 Neden Street, Openshaw, but then she had to go back into hospital (this was 1942 and she died there).

When my mum and dad had been married a while and had run a shop but gave it up, they bought the house in Neden Street off my grandad and he went to live with some friends Auntie Nellie and Uncle Jud - he had worked with one or both of them. Uncle Jud was a boozer and I think Auntie Nellie needed the money that a lodger would bring. He stayed with them for the rest of his life - even when we moved to a bigger house that would have had room for him - Neden Street, was a 2 up 2 down with outside toilet and a tin bath. Though my parents bought a railway carriage or bus shell and had it attached to extend the kitchen.

We moved after I had TB as the doctors thought that living in what by then was an inner city slum was bad for my health.
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[User Picture]From: jubal51394
2008-11-22 06:02 pm (UTC)

Except for the hair color...

You have not changed one bit! I'd recognize you anywhere. ;)
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