Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning


Enough is enough ! Parkin is the latest to be labelled racist !! That is (was) part of my growing up especially around the beginning of November. That particular cake treat is synonymous with the burning of Guido(Guy) Fawkes on on the 5th of that wonderful month. Mums/Mams (not moms!) would bake these delights and hand them round at our local bonfires (yes all races,creed,religions ate the delicacy )Almost daily on British radio I am classed as a “white privileged” person and I object to that very strongly! I am one of 7 kids who lived life as a kid from 1945 and we certainly weren,t rich! I wore jeans with holes that identified me as “poor” yet today those same jeans would have made me fashionable. Cardboard was placed in shoes that had holes in the souls,wellington boots (wellybobs) were worn to school on very hot days. Pocket monety we earnt by doing paper rounds,carrying holidaymakers luggage Mam worked at least 2 jobs to keep us fed,warm and occasionally well clothed, My peers ( mates) parents were Mr or Mrs and single lady teachers were miss and male teachers Sir. As kids we would offer seats to seniors as a standard issue. “Stick and Stones may break my Bones,but they will never hurt me” was often used ( of course they did!) My friends of the day went to either Catholic or Protestant schools BUT after school we were FRIENDS. Late 50 and early 60s Immigrants from all over the world started a new life in Britain and to this day I have wonderful pals of different denominations/colour ethnicity and I can never recall racial arguments mentioned ( because quite simply there weren’t any) My youngest daughter has an Aboriginal as her godfather because he was my good friend. I blame the press for stirring the racism card. 3 English footballers were called out because on their $600.000 weekly earnings they missed penalties and YES i called them out also not because of colour or creed BUT because they missed penalties !! Never mind they were able to console themselves by jetting off to the Sun ,while I have to stay isolated here in Australia with a son in London currently suffering the horrible disease that has virtually affected ALL human life. SO come on everyone live this wonderful life together as we are only here the once ( sorry I,m an atheist) Work to helping the poorest countries and making life livable for poor souls living in so called Third Word one man/woman should be worth Billions


July 22, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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