EDitorial ± 4-Mar-2007
Frank Walter Talbot
A Sunday afternoon, a stifling room, and a beclothed table set with filled rolls, profiteroles and those retro coconut marshmallow cakes. It can only be a family gathering, though this one's a bit special, celebrating the 90th birthday of Mr Frank Walter Talbot, my grandad.
In his four score years and ten he's:
- seen active service in North Africa and picked up a little Swahili
- been a truant officer (straight out of The Beano)
- served as the President of the Ipswich Co-operative Society
- et cetera
There were turns from assorted kiddies, inc. songs and joke-telling from The Boy, quoting the puntastic riddles he finds on the back of the Choobs. Sample: where do cows go on a Saturday night? Answer: to the moooovies!