It was my birthday last Sunday….I was 46. I’m kinda noticing the obvious signs of aging and thinking ‘why does life pass by so quickly?’..it’s rather scary don’t you think?
I was very lucky on my birthday. I got an iPod touch from a wonderful, special friend who I totally adore, some money from my parents and simply delightful 1940s gifts from my husbands (we have been separated for 3 years and he lives with a lovely lady called Deborah) parents Dorothy and Simon..
The gifts included tea bags from the UK (yay!), a gorgeous card, some dollars, a ration book coaster and an amazing tea-towel with a 1940s poster image that says “where there’s a woman there’s a way…”
And today I am thinking about those women on the Home Front during WWII who kept their families cared for and bravely “kept calm and carried on” , the Land Army Girls who supplied extra manual labour on our farms to ensure the population continued to be fed and that farms could remain productive, the women who took over from the men and learned skills and trades to fill those gaps in the work force ensuring that the economy thrived as best as it could.
So here’s to women god bless ’em. If there is a way a woman will find it…
PS Jan left this comment which I wasn’t aware of… thanks Jan
“And please don’t forget the women who had to carry on looking after the family when the bread winner lost his life for the cause. There was no family allowance in those days. The only money they were entittled to was a small widows pension. I’ll drink to these brave women any day….”