Thursday, 11 December 2014

Sad Sack

When I was a kid I read a lot. I read books from the school library: The Twins Series; The Bobbsey Twins. I read borrowings from the town library: National Geographic, Seventeen, Life, Time. I swapped film-star magazines within my group of friends: Photoplay, Modern Picture. I frequently had to win at "marbles" to get my stake to enter this trade. We had no money, and my parents only bought the "Australasian Post". I also acreted a stash of comics: Phantom, Caspar, Scrooge, Archie, and Sad Sack
I was reminded of "Sad Sack" today, as Alannah and I scrubbed the Dutch Cream potatoes that we had dug on Sunday. They do, indeed, have a lovely texture and flavour. However, I managed to spear quite a few with the pitch-fork. There must be a technique for avoiding this. Alannah picked out the seed-stock for my next planting. I will set aside a garden-bed, compost it up, and turn the sods during December, then plant one seed-potato on the first of each month, in an attempt to spread the harvest.

I think she enjoyed herself. We were listening to Kate Winslet's rendition of Enid Blyton's "The Folk of the Faraway Tree" at the time. Alannah is addicted to Connie!


Kate said...

Your grandkids are gorgeous. Spending time with them is a real treat. They will treasure their memories with you. I spent more time with my toddler grandson because of circumstance when he was your grands ages; as a result, I have a much deeper and closer relationship with him than with my granddaughter. I do not regret one second that I have spent with either of them.

William Kendall said...

It looks like she's enjoying herself.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Your list of books and comics seems much like my own reading list, except for the movie mags. Ours were all second hand or library borrowed except for the occasional comic received as a birthday present.

That is quite a crop.