Wednesday, 18 December 2013

People Are Strange!

My mother was born in London where her grandfather owned four houses. She lived in one of them and her mother used to collect the rent money from the other households. One of these tenants was a particularly awkward and cantankerous lady who came originally from Cambridge. "Oh, Cambridge people are a strange lot!", my grandmother would frequently complain as she returned home from collecting the rent.

When my mother was just nine years old, war with Germany was declared and the children were evacuated to safer areas of the country. For my mother and her brothers the destination was Cambridgeshire. My mother looked everywhere she went, but was surprised to see that people had just one head each and nothing strange about them at all!

But it's always best to be sure so I checked through some of my old photos......















There you are....nothing strange about us at all!

Take care.






17 comments:

  1. Life needs a little spice wherever you are, even in Cambridge.

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  2. an eclectic mix--wonderful!
    really makes the place stand out in my memory
    makes me yearn to revisit

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  3. They'd all fit right in San Francisco just fine.

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  4. I actually remember that last one, somehow - nope nothing strange at all!:) (They'd also fit nicely into New York City.)

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  5. Nope. Nothing at all is wrong with Cambridge people. Did you forget the folks at the burning championship?

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  6. HAhahaha! I'm from Australia ... so I don't find ANY of that strange at all!! Have a great day!!!

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  7. HaHa - all life is there! Interesting folks and wonderful photos:)

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  8. Perfectly normal to me.
    I'd heard that there was plenty music on during the Cambridge folk festival but that last picture seems to suggest that there are not enough venues to go around.

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  9. These are hilarious, John! The skeleton and the musician in the trashcan are priceless. Nice collection!

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  10. HA! LOVED this collection of photos. And you're right, all perfectly normal. ;))

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  11. She is enjoying her life by collecting the rent from houses. Collection of photos looks good...

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  12. At least you have a great sense of humour! One head or two - who cares as long as they work ...

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  13. I love your perspective. Cambridge folks do look surprisingly like people I see all over California. Wonderful glimpses into our beautiful world.

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  14. of course; not a moment did I doubt it John. Best wishes...

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  15. Merry Christmas and I have enjoyed your blog so much. cheers.

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  16. A totally normal lot. Haha needed that laugh

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