..ann repeated..

they lived in nottingham.

i remember their visits.

uncle arthur was a shoe

mender i was told. not a


he had a car, a shooting brake.

there were not many vehicles

then; we ran to the gate to see.

the family moved to australia, were active

in their church, the seventh day adventists.

i felt we should admire them.

ann came back one day on a needy visit.

she told my brother that uncle arthur was just a rogue,

a wide boy, a crook.

not a cobbler.