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Carry on Dad!

Over Christmas my Dad came out with a little bit of history from his life I had never heard before.

While working for a firm called Peacocks of London he was the salesman responsible for supplying four Ford Cortinas for use in the film "Carry on Cabbie."

Now I have to watch the film. Dad says he had contacts. I wonder who they were? I also wonder what other interesting things he has never told me. I hope there are some more to come. Other gems include things like "your Great Grandmother used to nurse budgerigars injured in magic shows and that Great Grandma and my Grandpa had a mind reading act they did in a music hall somewhere near the Elephant and Castle.

Then there was the time when my Grandpa was an actor in silent movies and played a cowboy who got into a fight in a saloon. He forgot that he was acting and knocked the guy out.

I do hope my Dad remembers more. My family is pretty eccentric to start with so I am sure more wierd memories will be revealed.


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LeaPea2417 wrote on December 30, 2015, 6:20 PM

Family stories like that always interest me and make me think how many other stories my parents and grand parents may not have told me yet.

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 30, 2015, 6:46 PM

That does sound like an interesting family

CalmGemini wrote on December 30, 2015, 9:33 PM

I do hope you get to hear more of such stories.Waiting to hear more such interesting stories.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 30, 2015, 10:58 PM

I'm sure your father has many more interesting stories to tell. I hope you write them all down, as you did these, so you will have them to share with the next generation.

Paulie wrote on December 31, 2015, 1:47 AM

I wish I knew more about my dad's early life. Some things were revealed by my uncle which my dad didn't really appreciate.

BarbRad wrote on January 3, 2016, 12:32 AM

Sounds like you could get lot of writing material from your family history.

bestwriter wrote on January 20, 2016, 6:55 PM

That reminds me when we just waited for grandma to arrive as she had weird stories to tell us much of that I am sure was her imagination (lol)