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The secret life of the GA Pt II

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Posted by wdmtgts on December 06, 2018 at 05:25:55 user wdmtgts.

(Starting a new thread as previous one had become longer than the GA's knitting-wool) My grandmother had a most adventurous life, accompanying her merchant-sailor husband on trips to S America and during his years as a Colonial officer in Nigeria in the 1920s/30s; but when he died she retired to the UK and became very stuffy and GA-ish. I remember on visits to her having to dress properly, and being given some elastic and sewing kit and made to spend the afternoon making sock-garters - all sounding a bit familiar? I'm not sure what message that has for us about the GA, who presumably didn't have a husband - or perhaps there was a dashing, mysterious man (or, heavens, a woman), and when all that ended she went to the opposite extreme on an 'if I can't have fun any more no-one else can' basis.

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