JSDM’s Life-Story in ‘Pentades’ :-

IN FIVE-YEARLY ‘CHAPTERS’

#0 Pre-19101927 & Pre-1930.
#1 1930 -1935;
#2 1935 – 1940;
#3 1940 – 1955 – 1960;
#4 1960 – 1965 – 1970;
#5 1979 – 1975 – 1980;
#6 1980 – 1985 – 1990;
#7 1990 – 1995 – 2000;
#8 2000 – 2005 – 2010;
#9 2010 – 2015 – 2020;
#10 2020 – 2021 – 2022 -2023 -2024 – 2025 –
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ANNUALLY-TIMEFRAMED
#1
1930 – 1931 – 1932 – 1933 – 1934 – 1935
#1.0
1930 in Barnstaple,
my first
‘memory-of-family’
is of the rented terraced house’s front passageway;
of big grey dog
which my two older sisters
Barbara (born 1922) and Gloria (born 1923)
used to have rides on –

sometimes perching me up there,

and once or twice even my
younger brother James (born 1929)
but severely permanently disabled (late 1929)
was also given a held-on ride for a few seconds.

My first ‘outdoor social memory’
is of squatting beside
a nearby street rainwater-puddle
opposite a same aged little girl
playing ‘mudpies’ –
(and of abandoning them
for our respective calls home for Tea).

Memories increase, as one grows,
in timeframing, detail, and ‘subsequence’ :
I was the
‘lucky-little
post-depression
upper-working-class infant
to be taken and fetched daily
by one of my sisters ,
up a main street slope in Barnstaple
to a kindergarten.
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0430 –> Wednesday 02 June 2021
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