The Ghosts of my Friends
Scandalous Octogenarian showed me this little book today - "The Ghosts of my Friends".
I've never seen anything like it. It is about 5 inches deep and 3 wide. Your friend signs their name in ink and then folds the page and a little figure appears (the ghost). All were dated 1940 so many may indeed now be ghosts.
She also showed me her first born's baby book - the son that died - the story of which she repeats most often. Birth date 15/3/1955. Weight 9lbs 5oz. First tooth 2 months. First steps 10 months etc etc.
The book charts his first 5 years and was complete with a soft, dark curl. Well that was it! We both had silent tears rolling down our faces.
This job of mine.....
As soon as the working days was done, Clive and I travelled to Streatham to see Flo's new home.