The Sunday Post (Inverness)


Why we felt so lucky in Christmase­s past


Christmas coming again got me thinking of my childhood. Six bairns in two rooms, but it wasn’t a miserable Christmas for us.

A lot of folk in Montrose, Angus, where I was born, were the same. It was war time and we were working class. My dad was in the Merchant Navy. Mum told us to send our letters up the lum, or chimney as we call it now.

We got a stocking filled with an apple, nuts, sweets, maybe chocolate, no bananas (there was a war on), or an orange.

An annual, mine was Rupert Bear, a game and a toy. We all thought how lucky we were.

– Una Gahan, Runcorn

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