Sat Apr X
Went for a walk am. Did my gardening for dad. Did some H/Wk
Now this is a bit strange. Did I go for a walk with the rest of the family, or did I go alone? If I went alone, why did I walk and not run? Something tells me that this was a ‘get the kids out of the house for an hour or so’ kind of walk, but I can’t be sure. When I was married to Helen she was forever wanting to go for a walk, even if it was only just around the block. I am sure that I wasn’t the kind of kid who would just do that.
Actually, that isn’t quite correct, because I would sometimes take myself off if I was unhappy about something. But I would have to be very unhappy and there is no sign of that here or in the entries prior to this.
I think the gardening must have been a kind of quid pro quo for not having found a job. I don’t think it was a job where I was earning money for one worthy cause or another, I think I was earning my pocket money.
Doing my homework early? As I have said before, I was just that kind of kid. Frankly, at the age of fourteen Saturday nights just don’t have that kind of attraction that they do a couple of years later, so doing homework then was nothing special to me. It was something that had to be got out of the way, so I got it out of the way as soon as I could.