Bomb Alley kid N0 24
Mum says she is going with the lady that we stay with to see if she can get a job where this lady works,so she will have to make new friends if she gets this job,so in some respects we are both in the same boat, and it will be strange untill we settle in here,My Mother has never had to work before,except when she was a young nurse way back in her twenties. now the day has come when I have to report to this new school,I feel very nurvous about this, as its is a very large school,and I feel lost in it,but after a week or two I have been able to make some friends, and before long I can meet some after school, and go out to play with them so I think now I have settled down with this new place.and also I am one of the gang, there is another estate quite close to us,and in this estate there is another gang,and they have fights with the gang I am in in this estate these fights are really rough,and they throw stones, and things at us,so we do the same back to them but some of them have catapults which gives them an advantage,so we decide to make some of our own,sometimes there are some nasty injuries on both sides as it happends it is our side that usualy wins the fights.I must admit I never knew that thse things went on because it never happend in my village but I must admit I do enjoy battles and trying to hit one of the otherside with a stone from my catapolt,must say life here is very different from what I rember at home.I must admit I dont like this estate very much,or the kids that live here,so I dont care very much if I hurt any of them,perhaps this is oneway of getting some of my frustration out of my system .My Mum has got a job at a place called Trinly Park, so at least we have some money comming in to add to what my Dad sends us,and mum buys little things to make us feel more at home in our room.My Dad sends us letters, and he seems to be enjoying this job at Short Brothers,he say he has to deliver lots of aircrafty parts like wings and tailplanes all over the country, and he has made many new friends, He says that the air raids are still pretty heavy,but he says he is so tired at the end of the day that he sleeps through most of them,He hopes we are enjoying where we are but misses us very much, but in some respects we are lucky to be away where there are no air raids.or not very many. But we must just rember that we can all be togther once this war is over.God willing. but one day when I come home from school I find my Mother comforting the lady we stay with,she is in a terrible state,the same as Mrs,Rose was when she heard that her son Raymond had been killed in action,now its this womans husband that has also been killed, and she is holding the telegram, telling of terrible bad news.he was killed action in Africa,I can feel for her a little because I know how I would feel if the same thing happend to my Dad,Mum say I should go out to play with the boys,and she will call me in in due course.
We have now lived with this lady for about nine or ten months, so the sooner we can win this war the better for all of us.Now that she ha lost her husband she says she will move and go and live with her sister somewhere up north,I hope this means that we may go home now.But no such luck as dad says our house has not been re built as yet.so we cant go back home.so what now I think,what will we do,Meanwhile I have moved up one form at this school in Shinfield Estate. so this means that if we move away again I will have to make new friends just as I was getting on with the friends here.I feel fed up with having to keep moving from place to place.