Monday, 18 December 2006

Sally has decided not to be shy

Fifty years have passed, little has changed. I am sat down. I have a fringe, temporarily, almost. I smile and I am, generally, happy to be alive.


Blogger spotted elephant said...

You look happy in that picture!

Tuesday, 19 December 2006 at 00:55:00 GMT  
Blogger BloggingMone said...

What a cute little girl!!! I used to have the same shoes by the way...

Tuesday, 19 December 2006 at 14:54:00 GMT  
Blogger Charlesdawson said...

prefabs in the background?

Tuesday, 19 December 2006 at 16:05:00 GMT  
Blogger Sally's Life said...

Thank you all for the welcome :-)

SE - my sister was not yet born !!

BM - I think they must have been 'StartRite' shoes - but I was never allowed the red ones, only blue.

CD - yup, prefabs, which shows our age - did you live in one too ? They were so sophisticated given the housing stock at the time; refrigerators, back boilers for hot water, kitchen units and built in cupboards throughout.

Tuesday, 19 December 2006 at 17:51:00 GMT  
Blogger Charlesdawson said...

Alas no, but my uncle and aunt did - everyone else thought it was marvellous. We were living in a house that still had working gas lighting and an outside loo and no bathroom.

Course, that was years before they know about the dangers of asbestos.

Wednesday, 20 December 2006 at 10:13:00 GMT  
Blogger Sally's Life said...

Erm, asbestos in prefabs ?!

Wednesday, 20 December 2006 at 17:34:00 GMT  
Blogger Charlesdawson said...

Oh yes.....

But don't worry, it's when asbestos starts ageing and disintegrating that problems arise for the unsuspecting occupier.

That's when the disposal experts have to move in and charge an arm and a leg, though it may have been causing no danger for years previously.

Little Sally and her family were in no danger back then.

Wednesday, 20 December 2006 at 18:16:00 GMT  
Blogger Sally's Life said...

Thanks Charles - I didn't know that about ageing asbestos, I knew that when it was exposed it became dangerous, but as all asbestos now is old asbestos, when it is exposed now it would be old wouldn't it ! That makes sense.

Its all about manufactured processes - am I right that asbestos is a mineral and causes no harm in its natural state (whatever that may be), but we have taken it, done something with it and then put it where it didn't ought to be = dangerous to health.

I have been reading more of Dorothy Hartley, a wonderful writer, and can't help thinking that her books should be on the list of survival gear should the worst happen to the industrialised west.

Wednesday, 20 December 2006 at 20:38:00 GMT  

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