100 Days Project

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.

Ah well, it wasn't all rosy!  Mum didn't appreciate Dad spending too long in the club and the Club was for MEN ONLY!  So Mum would drive into town and park directly at the entrance of the Club and scream on the brakes. Dad did not appreciate Mum tooting the car horn OR screaming on the brakes, which embarrassed him in front of his friends. They would then tease him about being 'under his wife's heel' or some such insult. My brothers remember well, walking into the pub to this jeering, as they  tried to pull Dad out from the Club. The first thing the men would do was to offer the young lad a beer which didn't help the situation at all!  It was many years later, and we were well grown-up, before the Club opened up to women. Maybe this was helped along by one of my younger sisters who walked staunchly into the Pub to have a beer with Dad, stating "WOMEN ARE EQUAL!" 

Day 84:

84) Gentlemen's Club!