finding all sorts of exciting things from my childhood! My favourite thing so
far is a story that I wrote when I was little (about eight, judging from the
handwriting) - so I thought I'd share an extract with you
At this point in the story, rather
boringly entitled 'About Sadie', Sadie's cousin Rosemary has come to stay with
Sadie and her pantomime villian aunt, Lady Margaret, whilst her parents are away
on business, when she receives a very shocking letter...
Rosemary got a letter from her parents once every week telling her they loved her and that work was going well or something very parentish. They were all ways (sic) hand written by her mother who had once been a jearnalist (sic). Anyway, her 7th letter wasn't hand written, it was printed by type writer and It (sic) said:
"To Miss Rosemary Arnold,
I am very sorry to say that your parents - Frank and Jane Arnold are dead. They fell into the polluted pond & got very sick. Just before they died they were sued because one of the workers fell in and drowned. So I feel horrible to tell you, you have been left nothing. In their wills it said you were to cared for (sic) by your Aunt, Lady Margaret.
James Smith, the Head of the health and hygiene department."
I hope this made you smile, because it really made me laugh when I found it. Hilariously, my parents are also journalists, just like the "jearnalist" mother in the story, and I was pretty obsessed with the environment and saving the planet at that age, so the mention of a "poluted pond" killing Rosemary's parents is no surprise either! The way the letter is so abrupt also made me laugh quite a lot.
Comment below if you think I was an adorable child, or if you want to hear the next chapter of 'About Sadie'! (Spoiler: the next chapter is entitled 'The hard Lady Margaret' which is already cracking me up, so it could be a good 'un.)