..in Memoriam, Miss Kerr… Born 18 ? ?— Died 1962…

We, all of us, know someone or maybe several someones living alone. What a grand idea to call on them “just to say hello” and make sure they’re making it alright. Why not take it one step further and invite them to share in your own festivities? Seumas shares a heart-touching tale from the mists of his far distant youth…

Seumas Gallacher

..a wee change of pace from my usual content, and I’ll ask yeez to bear with it, and read it through to the end… when Master Gallacher was all of fourteen years old, most of the non-school hours were spent playing football with my pals on the spare ground close to our home in Glasgow… an open piece of grass on which our pitched jackets served as goalposts, was bounded by tenement buildings… overlooking the area, one of these  buildings was tenanted exclusively by older folks… single, either spinsters or widowed individuals, well beyond even the age that I’m now skirting with… one day I heard a call from a third floor small balcony… a petite, white-haired lady beckoned me to come up… I did so, and met for the first time Ms Kerr… she needed some help and asked if I would be kind enuff to carry her…

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About Ol' Big Jim

Ol' Big Jim, has been a storekeeper, an embalmer, a hospital orderly, a medical biller, and through it all, a teller of tall tales. Many of his stories, like his first book, New Yesterdays, are set in his hometown of Piedmont, Alabama. Since 2009 he has lived in the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Amman, Jordan where he spends his time trying to visit each one of the thousands of Ammani coffee shops and scribbling in his ever-present notebook.
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One Response to ..in Memoriam, Miss Kerr… Born 18 ? ?— Died 1962…

  1. …thank you for the reblog, that man 🙂 cheers , Jim:)

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