Christmas Past!

A World Apart

Christmas is coming and the geese are getting fat
Please put a penny in the old man’s hat;
If you haven’t got a penny a ha’penny will do,
If you haven’t got a ha’penny then God bless you!”
Nursery rhyme and Christmas carol (frequently sung as around).

When I was growing up in London following the end of WW2 we always had goose for Christmas dinner. Not for us a turkey. In fact, I don’t ever remember having turkey at home until long after I was married.

Now, with only three sleeps to The Day, my thoughts have turned to other Christmases. Most have been successful; one Christmas my DYS (Dashing Young Scotsman) decided he wouldn’t go to London with us but at the last moment changed his mind. No flights were available except a United one that went through Chicago on its way to London. Imagine the…

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One response to “Christmas Past!

  1. That’s a great Christmas story!


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