December 9th 1972

“Bort Mums Presents” / “Dad gave me a Quid 4 pocket money” / “Mum did trousis”

I am sure  the first two elements of this entry are connected, Dad giving me an increased pocket money allowance so as to make sure I bought Mum something half-decent for her upcoming 43rd birthday.

Back in the day, my Mum was quite the seamstress doing all kinds of sewing, knitting, embroidery and more. She could never make clothes but she sure knew how to alter them where necessary, and if I was a guessing man I’d say this entry relates to a matter of amending the bottom hems of some new trousers.

As she got older and arthritis and other issues hit, I could watch her getting physically frustrated at not being able to do the same things as she once once able. Life can be a bastard like that. *sigh*

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