Once a month the free magazine drops through the letterbox to brighten my day. It advertises hundreds of local businesses, from lawyers and psychics to dog-groomers and plumbers. There are notifications of jumble sales and art society meetings and a speech at the Methodist Church on ‘Collecting Old Documents’. There’s a reasonably challenging wordsearch. The best bits, though, are the readers’ letters. Only three people ever write to the free magazine – Colin, Ian and Marjorie. I would like to share their letters from this month’s edition, exactly as published.
Thank goodness for the door step delivery “My Milkman”. I have always known a milkman from a child in the family home to the present day, 76 years. I always think: - “If I can’t get out and about I can rely on milk, eggs, potatoes etc.” Long may they continue.
Dear Sharon and Mary
Bet the kids had fun and games in the school holidays with the duck pleasing weather. Speaking of games a strange one I recently came across is called Knur and Spell. What is it? Well it’s a game played mostly in Lancashire and West Yorkshire. The Knur is the ½ oz diameter ball the Spell is the trap fixed to the ground. The ball is then released by a trigger and is struck by a player with a wooden hammer or pommel. The longest drive on record is 314 yards.
And Ian, apropos of fuck all, has sent in a long letter all about the eruption of Krakatoa.