Sunday 19 November 2017

Hazy Christmas memories bring back feelings of delight and pain

Dad’s favourite: Judy Garland
Dad’s favourite: Judy Garland
Dave Robbins

Dave Robbins

In my mind's eye, I see a Christmas from when I was a boy. It is hazy, but there are sharp points of delight, and of pain.

In the kitchen, my mother is preparing the Christmas dinner. She is in her dressing gown and slippers. There is a cigarette burning in the ashtray and a Christmas carol is playing on the radio.

The kitchen is a big room at the back of the house, with a fireplace, a table and a picture window looking out over the back garden. A grey light that is almost like fog comes in through this window.

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