Sundays always are the most difficult day of the week and regular readers will know that three or four of us always go out for lunch -four today.
After lunch we sit in the Bar and chat for an hour and a half. Today we reminisced about 'the old days', Our ages range from early seventies to ninety six and we all enjoy a good laugh.
Today it was out parents' life styles, what they did in their spare time - things like bowls, billiards, whist, dominoes, walking. Some of these things have largely died out nowadays - but even when I first married the farmer twenty four years ago we still went to quite a lot of Domino Drives on Friday evenings. Every village had one during the Winter months and they vied for the best refreshments. I had never played Dominoes before and made quite a lot of 'boobs' which were always pointed out by someone in a loud voice. But I learned.
Then we got on to our childhood games. We soon found regional differences in the HopScotch layout and also in the rhymes by which we decided who could go first. Do you remember:
One potato, two potato, three potato, four, five potato, six potato, seven potato more?
I don't suppose these things exist any more - but they were fun while they lasted and gave our old friend in her nineties much to laugh about. There might not have been much money about in those days but there was certainly plenty of laughter and fun.