A collection of tales of growing up in a working class suburb of South Australia in the 1950's.
My Dad was the butcher, next door was the grocer. Milk and bread were delivered by horse-drawn vehicles, and what is now a busy highway was once an ordinary street with little traffic.
Welcome to a whole other world - so simple, so full of hope after the years of War and want. We thought it would never end.
How blessed to have lived in those best of times.
- Title Page
- PART ONE - The Butcher Shop
- The 'Master' Butcher
- Purveyors of Quality Meats
- When Maths was still Arithmetic
- The Butcher's Daughter
- He Called me 'Butch'
- The Butcher's Picnic - Part One
- PART TWO - Meet the Neighbours
- The Haberdashery Store
- The Grocer's Shop (excerpt +)
- The Barber Shop (inspiration+)
- Part Three - Schooldays
- PART FOUR - Entertainment
- Trick, But No Treat
- Author's Notes