The excitement of kids bubbled from a car that passed me as I was walking round our block with Puppy Stan this evening. It catapulted me back to Summer holidays and our wild antics in the back of the car. We spent our time waving madly out the back window at the cars behind, at people out walking, at policemen, at farmers driving cattle along country roads, at groups gathered at street corners …..
Those were days long before cars even had radios. Our singing was the blaring music and the song that still rings in my ears is Ten Green Bottles. Mother led the rhyme games ~ that’s when we got into the habit of making up rhymes with people’s names. When you have a name like Tubridy, people find it hard to get back at you!
And, we all knew that when we reached the outskirts of whatever town we lived in on our return journey, Dad would say: A penny for whoever’s first to see someone they know.
Funny, I haven’t seen a backseat of kids waving madly at me for years and years now but I’ll tell you, I knew the importance of waving and waving until the car had gone out of sight.
Many thanks to Willow for nominating me for this Challenge.
Here are the rules for the “Five Photos Five Stories” challenge:
“Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge.
My third nominee for the Five Photos/Fives Stories is Robin at northumbrian:light.