Friday, 28 April 2017

Isaac and Teresa...










4 comments:

rvi said...


Sad, but they both had a good innings, as my gran used to say.

She died in her mid-late 60s, one day after receiving a notice from the local council to say she was being moved elsewhere in the borough away from the house in which she was born in the late 1800s and had lived in her whole life and raised her family too. She had lived there through two wars and stayed there despite the London blitz. It was her home. She just could not face moving from her beloved 2-up/2-down terraced house in the east end of London. So she took to her bed and died late the same evening.

En passant, the last time I was in London I happened to take a drive right past what was her front door. The promised "redevelopment", the reason given for her eviction from her quiet little street seems, some 55 years later, not to have happened as the house is still standing, although abandoned and boarded up, as are all the others in that street. She died in 1962 a little before her 70th birthday.

The good old Labour party in action. Nothing changes, does it?


A K Haart said...

Sad but a good way to go. Very few of us will be so lucky.

Michael said...

Reevers, that's a touching story.

The Labour party have done so much to ruin this country, I'm afraid I'm not surprised, look what that moron Prescott did in Liverpool!

As an afterthought, it may well be worth checking who owns the house now, as such buildings are at a premium these days, but then I'm retired now, and wouldn't be clever enough to beat Wimpey or Countryside...

Michael said...

Mr AK, it is indeed a tale to remember. I only heard about it when listening to R5 Live at 4:00am (for my sins - couldn't sleep), and felt decidedly sad.

They'd had a full life too, so someone benefitted from their company which is a nice legacy.