Had to reblog this from Seumas. Life used to be simpler. One to share with your kids, make you smile and warm the heart. 🙂

Seumas Gallacher

constantinople

…sum’thing stirs in the back of yer minds when yeez hark back to when yeez were school age… for ol’ Jurassics like me, it’s further back to go than most of yeez Lads and Lassies of Blog Land… we used to have wee games and pastimes yeez never hear of nowadays… Schoolkid 1: ‘’ ‘Constantinople’ is a very big WURD, spell it”… Schoolkid 2 (Smart-Ar*se) “i-t”, ‘it’”… correct!… oh, budding geniuses we were… clever, eh, Mabel?… in a time when a living wage was a pipe dream universe away from most of the families where I lived in Dockland Govan in Glasgow, we got by with no money at all… ‘pocket money’ was never heard of… sweets and confections were usually handed out to yeez kids when yer Da came home on a Friday night, usually via the pub, and the local sweet shop, where he picked up tuppence-worth…

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