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Memories as a child in early 40s

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:11 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

I remember, as a very small child, my wonderful Mother taking my totally blind father (loss of sight caused by gas during the First World War), his guide dog Skippy, and me, their young daughter, to the air raid shelter night after night. After these constant disturbances it was decided to not go to shelter anymore, but if we went, we all "went" together.


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Mr and Mrs WM McGarry, and Skippy (Official name Gossip in Ingon) plus Shirley.

Person who shared the story/items

Shirley McGarry

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

My Mother, Father and Guide Dog for the blind, Skippy.

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Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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