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The Bol that Bust – January 1921

One of the articles in the Christmas box I sent (to the children) was, of course, a ball. It was not a football, nor a cricket ball, these being too dear — but a large bouncing rubber ball. I knew … Continue reading

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Giving that Makes Happiness – January 1920

It is a pretty custom  — the exchanging of gifts at Christmas — if we could afford to do it in a simple way without too anxious counting of the cost. It is especially good for the children to be … Continue reading

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Grandmothers’s Story – December 1895

We children were playing round grandmother’s chair, And grannie joined in with so cheerful an air, We forgot that she wasn’t just one of ourselves And wild ran round her like frolicsome elves. At last she besought us to pause … Continue reading

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Going to Church July 1921

On my way to church one morning I met four little girls under school age, bareheaded in private checked prints enjoying themselves in the sunshine. One of them carried a bunch of blue harebells. She stopped and held out a … Continue reading

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Fashion of Barelegged Girls – July 1918

(not sure what to make of this one!) This has not been an ideal summer for the present fashion of bare-legged girls. But they do not have the appearance of feeling the cold. And many of us are grateful for … Continue reading

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Pleasure from Children – July 1918

One gets a great deal of pleasure in life from the mere sight of children; passing them in the street, meeting them in a railway carriage, or getting casual glimpses of them anywhere or under any circumstances. Poor or rich, … Continue reading

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Harrowing at Five and a Half – June 1917

On the whole, Willie Winkie is fonder of play than of work in his holiday week, and elected to stay behind with Ailie when John was sent out with the new lads to dig up dockens. He did, to be … Continue reading

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How We Made a Haystack – June 1914

On a very hot afternoon I suggested to Winkie (two or three-year-old Willie) that we ought to help father to get that meadow hay stacked, seeing it ws such a heavy crop. So we started bravely up the hill, a … Continue reading

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Child Labour in Agriculture – May 1915

Since August of last year, local education authorities have had the power to exempt from school attendance children whose labour is required owing to circumstances connected with the war —- that is owing to the large number of men who … Continue reading

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All Together and “Fankle’t” in Bed – March 1916

(Ailie would have been my grandmother Mary, she was a strong willed woman. That this character started so early is not at all surprising) Fond as Willie is of Baby Ailie when they are riding together on the hobby-horse, or … Continue reading

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