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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Fifteen and growing.


Where were you when you were 15? What did you love or hate about the place? Write about the town/city where you spent the 15th year of your life.

(photo taken by my brother in the fields around our small town/village)

When "I" began...

This was the year "I" grew...
Now school was a serious thing.
O'levels and leaving school only months away.
What would I do then?
Teachers wanted me to go to college...
I knew even then that wouldn't happen.
Labourer for a father....
I would leave school and find work to help with the bills.
I had no real plans.
I came from the wrong village.
Maybe I would marry?
The boys had finally started to see me as a girl...
not their mate George.
I was voted "most likely to marry a farmer and have 10 kids".
Didn't sound like a bad plan...
Didn't happen.
I was confident enough to go with the flow...
and felt safe, walking alone
across fields and through woodlands that had watched "me" grow.



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8 comments:

  1. I truly suspect those early years defined you as a person, not one that fits the mold and not one willing to accept life as it "is".

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  2. You can see the beginning of a quiet sort of confidence - one that didn't have to beat its chest to be noticed. Nice. :)

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  3. You can see the beginning of a quiet sort of confidence - one that didn't have to beat its chest to be noticed. Nice. :)

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  4. Nice write and love the picture. A field of red flowers. Also, I second what Rommy said. She got it just right.

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  5. Ditto what Rommy said. Knowing your circumstances and their limits and you grew anyway! Wonderful!

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  6. So your village was in the shadows of OZ! Red flowery filds gave it away!
    xoDebi

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  7. That first line says it all. You grew... or began to grow into yourself. I can hear a younger Gina in this voice, calling for her future self. Not know exactly what her plan was, but certain of where she was going to go.

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  8. A farmer with 10 kids! Wow! I love the way you described everything! A confident young lady ;o)

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