Wednesday 24 January 2018

Another time

• With the nights being much warmer, it's difficult to sleep and my thoughts have been wandering to the 1950s and 1960s.

Of course, the '60s music will go on forever, The Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Kinks, the Searchers and the Hollies. I can still remember all the words.

Remember the Saturday night bath? It was usual to have one once a week -- yes once a week; now children are showered or washed away. The weekly bath was accompanied by the dreaded 'fine comb' pulled through your hair, with your head over brown paper, until it hurt because of the fear you may have had nits.

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