Sing in pain

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - OPINION -

On a long rem­i­nisc­ing phone call to my sis­ter last night I re­called a story from our child­hood which had been buried in the dust of time for over 60 years.

Our father not long back from the war, was at­tempt­ing to come to terms with the con­trast be­tween five years of hell and ad­just­ing into civil­ian life.

We were very noisy chil­dren who ar­gued and fought with each other all the time, on such an oc­ca­sion my Dad couldn’t take the noise any longer, he ap­proached us, stern faced grabbed hold of my wrist and led me to an­other room.

I was lifted up and firmly placed over his knee. I suf­fered six

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