Posted by: granny1947 | June 25, 2012

Granny thinks back…..part five.

Hello All.

And we are back with my memories.
If you are new I think you will find the previous posts under the category “memories”

So, we left the farm from hell and moved to another one.
With a lovely house.
And gas lighting.
And an outside toilet.
Fortunately, on the verandah.
But it was on a pedestal.
And I worried about one of the kids falling in.
Because I didn’t know if I would try to fish them out.

It was also my first introduction to a wood stove.
I was to become quite attached to them.

I loved the place.
I would have loved ANYTHING after the previous disaster.
My father came up for a night and said he felt so sorry for me.
Thank God he had never seen the earlier place.
Think he would have packed me and the four kids up and taken us away.
On second thoughts….maybe not.

I don’t recall anything untoward about that place.
No snakes.
Or spiders.
Oh yes….I DO remember one incident.
Hubby number one hit a wild cat with the car.
Think it might have been a Lynx.
Anyway, he put it in the trunk.
When he opened the trunk on his return he discovered he had only knocked it out.
There were times when husband number one could move very fast.
I think someone from the zoo came to fetch it.

We didn’t stay there very long.
For Hub one the grass was always greener on the other side.
The next place will be the subject of number six.
I do hope you are enjoying these recollections as much as I am, writing them.


  1. I do think that after the first place with hub # one I would have called daddy and said come and get me! NOW. Can’t wait for the next memory and place.

    • Hi Linda…with four young kids Daddy was not about to do any recuing!

  2. I’m right with you Granny – I’m really enjoying your recollections. If you ever find photos of those places, I’d love to see them! It would be interesting to compare your memories of those places with your kids’ memories – theirs always seem to be different than ours.

    • I don’t think there is a single one RD…no digital cameras or computers in those days!

  3. Missing TC I see. Humbly I will admit it is paradise, but you are showing the new unknown up very positively.

  4. oh dear, wandering men make hard lives for women and children

    I suspect the man and the wildcat had an entertaining time

  5. It’s lovely to read about things from the past. Looking forward to episode 6 ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Pussycat…will probably do it tonight…it is more interesting than my present life!!!

  6. bet the cat was even more wild when the boot opened

    • Wild? he was furious!!!!

  7. You have had a very interesting past Granny ๐Ÿ™‚

    • In parts Optie…in parts.

  8. I am enjoyed them. You have had an interesting life!

  9. It’s good to remember the past, granny, but sometimes our memories surprise even ourselves.

  10. would so have loved to see his face when the cat “came back from the dead” ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hehehe Ruth…and the cat came back!

  11. I’m going to catch up…will read through. I love learning about your life, Granny.

  12. Catchinh up!

    • You have a long way to go Inzwakazi.

      • I’ll take my time ๐Ÿ™‚

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