The Gay Mother Said…

Wednesday 2nd November 2022

‘Will they revive jumble sales?’ The next idea she had was British Restaurants. ‘Perhaps they’ll bring back British Restaurants.’ ‘Did you ever go to one?’ I asked. ‘I think, once,’ she said.

These revivals would help with the Cost of Living crisis, you see.

Otherwise the Gay Mother’s theme is apples. On windowsills, on posts in the garden, on shelves in the larder are dotted apples, both cooking and eating, from trees she planted 7 years ago at the age of 91. A friend of hers said, ‘What to do you think you’re doing planting apple trees at your age? You’ll never live to see any fruit.’ Unfort that friend was took (although hardly to be blamed, at 97), but the Gay Mother was not.


Posted Wednesday, November 2, 2022 under Adrian Edge day by day.

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