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Your dad lives less than a mile from my little sister in Kelbrook Road, I lived with her for a while and worked at Blackfriars. I do have close family ties with my brothers, sisters and wife's families, but relationships with my family by my first wife are a complete disaster, I can make no excuses, it's all my own fault..
When I first started going out with Dot I was warned about her tough brothers who were very protective of their little sister, did not worry me cos I'm a white belt in karate and a very good sprinter.
Small world.. Init..😉
I lived in Elibank rd in Eltham, just down the read from the train station ..as far as I'm aware my father is still there.. I haven't seen him since 1999, when David & i was getting married, we went to see them, we weren't even invited in..!! (Kept us on the doorstep..?) So haven't bothered since.. As you can probably gather, i didn't have a particularly great family life.. But i think because of it I've become a tougher person..😆NOT😂
I'd love to have a close-knit family like yours.. Knowing that they've got your back..etc, your a lucky peep.. :0)
For a while, i was sent to live with my father.. Whom, I was led to believe he was dead!! Bit of a shock to find out not only was he alive, & had a new family, but also i was going to live with him..!!
He was a copper at Greenwich nick!!!
So i ended up living in Eltham, & attended kidbrooke girls sch..
(But prior to all of that i was born in Woolwich, & lived in Blackheath when the parents were actually married)!!
45 yrs later and you & Dot are still going strong.. Good for you.. :0)
And long may you continue.. <3
My grandfather came over from Ireland and was a policeman when he first arrived, it would have been the Catford area somewhere. My baby sister lives in Eltham and I have countless relations living in the Woolwich area. Mum used to live in the flats overlooking Mottingham station, so we have south-east London very much in common.
😆The school i attended was the one of hard knocks..😉
But hey.. I was lucky.. I made it out....!! It could've been a lot worse..
Like i said it was the punk era and i actually had a good time..?? Most if the time was spent seeing all different bands.. & plus I didn't care.. 😉
Bless Dot.. What a woman.. She deserves a star.. 🌟...
David & i had a great relationship too.. Just unfortunate that he passed away..
(He went to the same school👆)
Whishing you all a great weekend
My little sister gave us 6 months living together because we are so different, and we were both volatile. 45 years on, I'm still wondering how it happened
I went to South East London Technical school in Deptford, a place I like to avoid these days.
We are eating loads of runner beans virtually every day, we have never had so many
😉yes that probably will confuse Craig..💷💸...
Re homeless.. been there too.. My leaving or being kicked out the more accurate term, left me on the street's penniless & homeless.. (Ty mother).. It sure taught me a few hard lessons in life..
(I sure do appreciate i have a roof over my head, shoes on my feet & food in my belly..)
I ended up living in a big old hospital in Chalk farm ( up the rd from Camden town) which was being occupied/sqauted by a bunch of hippies & punks.. (I have to be honest i had quite a good time living there untill we got forcibly removed..!!)
Oh life's rich tapestry..what a tangled web it weaves...😉
In my case, I was kicked out by my first wife and lived in my car for a while until I was rescued by my little sister. Dot is her best friend (they spend hours each day chatting to each other). Dot certainly helped me get out of debt and in those days she even bought me clothes and has been in charge of finance ever since, thank goodness.
All in all, it sounds like you had it a lot harder than me, but it certainly makes you appreciate everything you mentioned.
Last time I was in Camden was 35 years ago doing some joinery refurb work in a pub