I mean, you didn’t have many boyfriends did you dear. I think you could have made a bit more of yourself with your clothes. Always black. Always dressed in black. Black this… Black that. You should wear brighter colours, I think.
“I’m wearing an orange jumper.”
Yes. But that’s just plasticine, isn’t it.
Of course dear, when your father was older he grew a …
“No Mum, don’t… Not the …”
… Beard “Beard.”
Your Dad … had a “Ronald Colman” moustache.
He was a good-looking man your dad. All the ladies were after him.
I had to give one or two a piece of my mind.
We used to make our own hats … your Aunty and I … back in the 1920s when we were young. You bought your own felt shape, steamed it to fit, put on the trim and …
People used to say I looked like Gloria Swanson … which I did, if I do say so myself.