Posted: 03/01/2016 at 11:14
When I left home my toys were left in the huge toy cupboard in the playroom at the farm where I grew up - my first proper home of my own was a small bungalow with hardly any storage so Ma was happy for me to leave them there ... as she said, 'When you have a family they can play with them when the visit us."
A few years later my parents retired and gave bro the farm, he married, sold the farm and bought another one and moved ........ I have no idea what happened to my toys (the farm Pa made, my dolls house, Bako building set, child-sized weaving loom and sewing machine etc ....... Ma said they'd all been taken to the new farmhouse but when I asked Bro he just looked puzzled and said 'you'd left them behind ..............'
Ma had rescued my teddy bear and the scary doll Marion because, as she said, "they were expensive" ....... but I was never a 'doll person' ........ I liked making things and I loved my toy farm ................