So much joy in Let’s Talk
I have just finished reading Let’s Talk’s September issue and found so much of interest and reminders of years gone by.
The article on typewriters made me recall that I taught myself on an Olivetti while working at Thompson and Morgan between 1941 and 1948.
The picture of Boss Hall Farm reminded me of my mother telling me that uncle David Laws and aunt Shib (Bethsheba) managed it years before the war.
Then there was a picture of the Co-op Juniors, of which my daughter Marilyn was a member for several years, when it was run by Pat and Joy and had shows at Felixstowe.
The mention of ‘pochet’ eggs brought back memories of egg and spoon races at East Bergholt and then Capel St Mary schools when I learned they were not real eggs.
Also, the lady taking her child to the doctor ‘with a push’. I well remember those painful boils, ‘mini boils’ we called ‘pushes’.
Then on page 64 there was a lovely photo of my friend Bunny Bowers, the smart white-haired gent in the back row next to the man in the forage cap. Sadly Bunny, who was an ex Japanese prisoner-ofwar, is no longer with us, but his wife, who has been my friend for 46 years and lives in the same close, keeps me on my toes. We share the same birthday. But she is a year younger, at 91, so only a girl!
So thank you for all the memories and for a truly excellent magazine.
VERNA R TITMARSH Haverhill