A lasting memory

dolls-720x340The thrill of these parcels arriving is a lasting memory for me to this day. On the kitchen table we would open this exciting box, and inside we would find: Dried peaches, raisins, sultanas, tinned fruit, tinned meat, sweets, soap… and most exciting, wrapped in ladies and children’s clothes, were DOLLS! pretty hankies! and books!

All things we didn’t have as rationing was still very much a part of our lives. I still do not know how or why we were chosen to receive these parcels.

Rosemary Iszatt (formerly Rosemary May) and her sister Valerie lived in London after the war