My Desk

My desk was given to my grandfather Walter Charles Lunnon, Postmaster of Swellendam, on his retirement on 1 November 1923.

I subsequently inherited it.

Today I found this envelope in its bottom drawer. It is addressed to Mrs H Lunnon, my late mother (Doris) and is from Doreen, at 93, my last surviving Lunnon (now Volsteedt) aunt.

Doreen congratulates Doris on the birth of Junior, and mentions a present of a blue blanket from Doreen and Grandpa for the little one.

The letter is dated 18 September 1956.

So now I wonder where is my blue blanket.

Yes, that was my present. That is my birthday and I am Junior!

I wonder what happened to my blanket.

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