Mum could embarrass me very easily especially if she stepped outside the strict rules of our school. My sister and I would get a call to go to the 'parlour' and with a little suspicion on my part we'd arrive at the parlour to find Mum. A surprise visit! But, as far as I was concerned it was outside normal hours, so not something my rigid young brain approved of at all! Worse was to come, as she told us to come on out to the car. She had asked permission for us to go outside the gates as baby Lily was asleep on the back seat! Oh, I'd be so mortified although it was lovely to sit in the car outside the gates and cuddle little Lily! My older sister and Mum couldn't understand my weird attitude, and I'm sure thought me a grumpy and arrogant child when I'd say, "But we're NOT SUPPOSED to be out here!"
Marie: And yet another story!
It seems to be a trait of the elderly to tell stories and often repeat the same stories. As our family has a major Reunion in February 2015 I will tell a family story each day and NOT repeat it for 100 days. I will use christian names from our earlier generations as pseudonyms.