|Not one of the original posters mentioned, but|
better than nothing. Image copyright DISNEY
I'm not a parent, but even given my status as non-participant
in that category, I'm smart enough to realise just how difficult -
and even heartbreaking - the position must often be. There's an
ad on telly at the moment featuring The MUPPETS (the full ver-
sion is very funny), and seeing it just a few moments ago took my
mind back to an occasion involving my father in the late 1970s.
Allow me to relate it to you now, as I'm sure it'll remind you
of similar incidents concerning your own parents.
a few years later when he brought back a poster of Scottish Steam
Trains for me, although I'd never shown any interest in railway
matters. Again, my lack of enthusiasm or gratitude for his
parental thoughtfulness must have hurt him.
to the house we'd not long vacated to take some final photos of
the place (ah, ever the nostalgist), and the tenant with whom we'd
a photo of him holding the poster, while feeling vaguely
ever have kids even at my advanced age (hey, you can get many
a nasty sting from a dying bee), it'll remind me to try and be pa-
time. C'mon, help assuage my sense of guilt, eh?
|Looking at this photo, I see that we also left the|
light-shade. How casually we abandon things
that have served us faithfully, eh?