Stationery from my grandad's country town general store. It dates back to the 1960's as you can see from the 196 prefix to which you can add the year. I found a wad of these pages whilst sorting through some boxes recently. There are 29 precious sheets of it, which I have absolutely no idea what to do with. My mum also has some, as does my sister. I can remember drawing on the paper when I was a child with a giant pencil (do you remember those?). I don't want to waste the stationery, but then I don't want to just file it away and forget about it again. Maybe I will frame a sheet.
My mum came over a few weeks ago to spend the day with me and with her she brought this little metal belt. She was no sooner in the door and I had it clasped around my waist. Mum remembers being given the belt when she was in her teens, and thinks it belonged to her Nanna Olive before her. I can remember the belt as a child also but it has a long time since I had seen it. It is very scratched but not tarnished so I'm not sure what metal it is made of. I need to lose a tiny bit of weight as it just fits me. In sitting and 'after meal' situations it is really uncomfortable (metal is not forgiving). I'm told that it is 'on loan', maybe indefinitely mum?
ps. I just noticed that the stationery says W. Gardner yet my grandad's first name was Henry (middle name William). I can never remember anyone calling him by his first name, ever. It was always Bill, Will or Willy. It was quite common back then to call someone by their middle name, I just wonder why?
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