Gee that title sounds rather serious ... what I really meant was ...as I have time on my hands with the ribs thing, I have spent time strolling through blogs ...blogs that I can not ever remember seeing before and who I will probably never visit again.
One of these was a chatty blog almost about nothing in general, but there was a picture on it that brought back memories ..... flooding back in fact ... so I borrowed it and here it is ....
Well I digress.... back to the story ... so I saw an advert for
"a Silver Cross Pram Navy Blue perfect condition with extras only 50 pounds for quick sale"
a bargain I should say so as they were about 200 pounds to buy new ...this pram was every new mothers dream back in the 60's 70's period.
So I went off and looked at it and was amazed as the pram was perfect and the extras consisted of a complete baby layette (baby clothes) and bedding, you name it it was there, baby woollies all brand new and never been worn, plus a pram seat for the end of the pram for a second child to sit on ... as you can imagine I snapped it up.
I felt like the bees knees when I was out walking with that pram ... I looked after it like a chap looks after a brand new car, always wiped it when it got wet etc and cleaned the chrome wheels regularly. When I no longer required it anymore it was in as good condition as when I obtained it and I sold it on for 75 pounds ( due to inflation around that time) plus all the extras but this time they had been used,
The young mother to be who bought the pram had that " how wonderful" look on her face when she wheeled it down my drive to take it home.
But one thing will always stick in my mind "why was there so many brand new clothes in it when I bought it"
I never had the courage to ask at the time and it was most likely a very private thing as the pram was sold by a lady who was may be the grandmother ... I have a feeling there was a very sad story in there somewhere... but I will never know, amazing how some memories linger in the back of your mind until you see a picture or you smell a smell of something that reminds you of the past and they all flood back.
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