My mother wept with joy

Isabelle Robinson, her father, mother and brother in the garden
I remember there being big packets of ‘Sun Pat’ raisins, peanuts, big tins of ‘shortening’ for making pastry. There were packets of rice, biscuits and tins of meaty things such as Spam… as well as sweets and ‘Chiclets’ chewing gum! I became very popular at school!

I think that my mother wept with joy when the first one arrived – at any rate, I have that impression, but I was only five or six.

Isabelle Robinson, Hove, Sussex