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    Scenes from childhood.

    A scene from my childhood in the hope that it triggers off scenes from yours.


    This is a sad one to start with.

    The scene is mid 50's when London had severe winter fogs.
    My house was on the left.
    During the fog Bus Conductors had to walk in front of the buses with flares to guide them through the streets. A Shire horse pulling a cart full of coal saw the flame coming towards it and panicked. It attempted to leap over a stone wall at the front of the houses and never made it. The driver who had worked with the horse for 20 years is kneeling at the horse's head. It still haunts me over 50 years later.

    The kid leaning on the back of the cart is me.
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    thankyou for sharing this really emotive image with us AgedP ...its amazing how strongly images can stay with us years later and now you can carry us all ther to greive with yourself and the driver for the shire horse

    ...it makes me think of black beauty one of my favourite stories from childhood even though i always howled bucketloads reading it


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    Aged P,

    Sad and unfortunatly, part of our lives...

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    I remember being a flowergirl at an Aunts wedding when i was about 4 and I was proud as punch to hold the boquet and very pleased with the fact that i got new leather shoes with cutouts of silver flowers and leaves on them.


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    Hi Selby,

    Like most men, I suffer from shoe blindness. :cry: :lol:

    They obviously meant a lot to you to have recalled them so well.
    I find that painting memories , good or bad, sets off huge recollections.
    It's a great thing to be able to do.


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    Hey Aged P-well apart from the fact it was the first wedding i went to as someone old enough to remember which was a big deal at the time- the shoes were so exciting and shiny (much better i thought than my plain black leather ones)...funny i can still seem them so clearly ...lots of my early childhood memories are like that though just a clear image of a particular thing in a scene almost like a photo, but i know ive not seen photos of these things


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    Another Wedding, my daughter, on the left, and grand daughter. She was about 3. All the shoes turned out the same. ops:

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    @aged p

    did you that picture? it's great....

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    Beautiful images...

    I take the time to make a mental snapshot of lifes events. I will literally make the snapshot motion with my hands and squint with my eye like I was using a physical camera.

    The last glance around an old comfortable apartment before I move out..
    My wife absorbed in a good book...
    My parents playing with their grandchildren..
    A shadow racing across the fields as a cloud passes by the sun...

    I am full of albums of mental pictures that I intend to transfer to the digital canvas, I just hope I can do them justice like you have.
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