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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Solihull, Christmas Eve Day 1960: Loss

Christmas

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Solihull, Chapter 7, Part 1 — Solihull, Christmas Eve Day 1960: Loss [Note: the featured picture is a very early postcard of High Street in Solihull (you can see St. Alphege’s Church at upper right). Except for an absence of horses and presence of cars, the […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Some Christmas

Christmas

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall. Chapter 5, Part 2: Solihull,  Christmas Eve Day 1960 : Some Christmas [The featured picture is another of Robbin’s early studies of Reggie. We set him aside for this book. We came back to him as a prototype for the 10-year-old Reggie in the upcoming sequel, […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Choir and Harmony

Choir

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe From Soggyhall, Chapter 4, Edgbaston, November & Early December 1960: “Choir, Harmony, and the Coming of Stan’s ‘Didis’” Aside from allowing us to finagle Saturday mornings at the ABC Minors Club, our additional swotting paid off in that we did well in our academic studies. But as […]

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