Wednesday, February 20, 2008
ABC Wednesday - E is for ...
It wasn't as Easy as I had Estimated Evaluating the Enigma of the Essential Example for today's Essay. Two Early Earmarked ideas Evaporated into the Ether. I Envisaged Embarking on an Epic Expedition to the Ends of the Earth or Even an Excursion to Eccles. Eventually Exhausted, having Employed Elaborate Efforts, I Established that an Excellent Elegant Expression Existed Evidently in my Eyes.
E is for England, not the country nor the football team but Exactly Elderly me.
The top photograph must be at least fifty years old. I'm the "baby" of the family; next to me is my brother Eric, who is five years my elder; behind me is Miss England, my sister Jean, ten years my senior and last, fifteen years older than I, my brother Ken.
The bottom photograph shows Christmas dinner one year a long time ago. My father is carving the turkey. My mother is on the right; that's me with knife and fork at the ready and on the left is Ken's wife, my sister-in-law Daisy. Those four third-pint bottles on the table contain orange-juice as delivered by the milk-man!