Is there something you do, eat or hear that reminds you of someone else either in a good way or a not so good way………………….
Whenever I eat Fruit Tingles I think of my nan she would often carry them with her, other things that make me think of nan are Rod Stewart songs as she loved Rod Stewart and running over those reflective things that divide the road because whenever she would run over them she would go “what is that noise” and she ran over them a lot………………Nan also love Chocolate Heart Ice Creams.
My nan was a cleaner she cleaned a building in town along with a dental practice in the same building and from around the age of 13 or 14 I went with her to give her a hand and she would pay me a few dollars for helping her out it was how I earned my pocket money. Anyway when we would go into work of an afternoon we went two afternoons per week and on a Saturday morning as well, anyway she would buy us each an ice cream in the summer months she would have a chocolate coated heart ice cream and I would have a Gaytime and I still love Gaytimes…………….in winter she would buy me some hot chips instead. I went in with nan till I after I had Kathy-Lee and they were great times I enjoyed those afternoons with my nan………………..
I would also spend some of the school holidays at nan & pop and had my own room at their place and that was where I went if mum was in hospital. Mum has told me that nan & pop use to worry that I was bored their but I have no memory of being bored ever, I use to read every day back then and would spend hours either in my room reading or sitting out the front in the sun reading. Just the thought of those days gives me a good feeling; there was never any doubt at least in my mind that I was nan’s favourite and my sister Sandra was pop’s favourite…………..
I can remember walking up to nans house of an afternoon to go to work and entering her house some days to the smell of hot chips cooking if she was making hot chips for pops tea she would do extra for me and wrap them in foil for me to eat on the trip into town, which took about 20 minutes. Even now all these years later hot chips wrapped in foil make me think of my nan……………..