Out of the Blue - A Little Book of Inspiration
We worked hard as children but our parents made sure we enjoyed ourselves too. We loved to dance and on Sunday afternoons in the winter the house would fill with people. A violinist, an accordion player and sometimes a flute player would get feet tapping and in no time we’d all be sweating from the set dancing.
A quieter old time waltz or foxtrot would follow, allowing us to get our breath back.After a couple of hours the treacle cake would be brought out, the tea made and we’d relax for a while. As we got older we’d go to house dances in neighbours’ homes.
Some houses were well known as visiting houses. These were houses known for story telling, recitations or singing. The history of the area and local families was learnt and passed on in this way. Ghost stories were popular in the winter especially at Halloween and we’d cling to each other on the way home.