So much joy in Let’s Talk

Let's Talk - - POSTBAG -

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

Suf­folk

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