Thursday, February 08, 2007

Pink pyjamas

"Very young (perhaps 12 - 18 months?) in my cot, unable to hear any noise in the house and feeling very afraid of being alone. Calling out for my mother. Eventually, my angry father appeared, shouted, smacked me and left. I cried. I remember particularly the cream paint on the cot, the wallpaper in the room, and my pink flannel pyjamas with little spots on (which may have been small flowers or something similar)."

from the BBC Radio 4 Memory Experience

Fabric from my early childhood, 1950s, Germany


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