Memories of Yesteryear

30 Nov
The reserve near my childhood home.

The reserve near my childhood home.

Once in a while, I visit the place where I grew up.

I spent my early years in an inner suburb of Sydney: a place, mostly, of tar and cement. Though in fairness, there were a number of parks and reserves where I use to play. The footpaths, however, were all of the soulless variety, without a blade of grass, and those gardens that were in existence were quite small.

Luckily, one of these reserves was just a stone’s throw away from our house.

Here’s a photo of me, taken a few years ago, sitting on a bench in this little area.

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6 Responses to “Memories of Yesteryear”

  1. davidprosser November 30, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    What”s the big brick hole Margaret. Seems that would be dangerous where kids play. At least they provided little parks which is good.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp December 1, 2014 at 10:20 am #

      You mean the ramp, David? I can vouch for its lack of safety. I broke my arm there, when I was about seven. Fell of the back of a trike…
      xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

  2. marethabotha2013 November 30, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

    Hi Margaret, I still don’t understand what the ramp was for? And did it fill with water during the rainy season? I can well imagine breaking an arm there. 😱

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp December 1, 2017 at 8:02 am #

      The ramp was for access to the park, Maretha, but unfortunately, it proved irresistible to the local children to ride their trikes on. In the middle section, there was a memorial to lost soldiers. I haven’t seen it for years, now…

      • marethabotha2013 December 2, 2017 at 8:00 am #

        Yes, children always and only see the fun side of things, don’t they? Thanks for sharing a few of your childhood memories, Margaret. 🤗

  3. Margaret Lynette Sharp December 2, 2017 at 8:15 am #

    My pleasure, Maretha 🙂

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