Friday 10 December 2010 11.02pm
Java, for once I'm lost for words.........Almost.
Thank you for your encouragement. This is a great site and I think of everyone on it as a friend, but there are certain people who I feel I've particulalrly clicked with from day one. Jan is one of them. I'm sure it's down to being of a similar age, sharing the same rose-tinted memories and not being afraid to be sentimental about them. They may not be to everyone's taste, but they're harmless.
If our joint reminiscences have really made interesting reading to you and hopefully others, then what I would say to anyone who's lucky enough to have parents, or even grandparents who are still alive is; ask, ask, ask! Because when they're gone, you can't bring 'em back.
Since I lost my parents I've thought of a thousand and one questions about my childhood I wish I'd asked when I had the chance. Where history is concerned, the best audio books are the living and breathing variety.
As for Jan and I pooling our reminiscences and converting them in to a book, well, we're not the only ones with good memories, we're just lucky in having this great site as a conduit. But we could have some fun thinking of a title. 'Too old to rock 'n roll, too young to die,' would be a goody, but I think that one has already been thought of. As has, 'All our yesterdays.' Any other ideas? (Please, be gentle.)