OK so where were we?
|This is Sean, he wasn't born this size....|
|Sean in the Green and my cousin Dean in the blue. Take in the back lane of Stanley Street|
|Me and Sean. Me being obnoxious..|
Upon giving Sean my hand crafted hammer, he decided it would be a good idea to hit me over the head with it... Ouch!
|This is me around 16 or 17.|
|The height of fashion, what is that on the wall and look at|
hat black and orange carpet!
I really fancied Christina for ages only for her to ask me what would be the best way to go out with Jimmy. Don't get me wrong, this was years ago and I am so happy things turned out the way they did, I now have Susan who I love more than anything. The funny thing is, I still think Christina and Jimmy are together although I haven't seen them for a few years.
My mother allowed me to take my friends into my room and it seemed like most of the time is was full of girls, it probably was but they were all just friends. I wasn't experienced with girls and hadn't even kissed a girl (properly).
I remember one day going out to Linda's house and meeting up with a few friends. There was a girl called Donna who was, lets say, more mature than us. She had invented a game where each boy had to kiss a girl and the last one got the slap in the face. Because the boys were only allowed in one at a time, everyone took their turn of getting a surprising CRACK across the face. I had the slap and another lad came in, I had to kiss Donna, I didn't know what I was doing, as I went to kiss, she must have lost interest and I ended up kissing her ear. I didn't hear the last of that one for months.
The first time I tried smoking, I was 15 and at school. I thought about it for weeks. I put my little plan into action, borrowed a cigarette out of Neil's packet, hid it in my bag along with a couple of matches. In my break I ran into the burn on my own and lit up the cigarette. I remember being really excited and new I was doing something really bad. I inhaled the smoke, coughed a few times and inhaled again. After smoking about half of the cigarette I realised I didn't like it. My head was spinning and I felt sick, I remember feeling ill for about two hours. I was shaking a little for the rest of the day. I never tried it again until I was 16.
We all used to meet up an hang about behind a factory called "The Monitor". The factory had a big yard in the back away from the road and it was a perfect place for us to mess about and spend time without getting into trouble. We all used to drink Thunder Bird Blue and when we had extra money Red. Looking back, I do not know how I could stomach that garbage. Anyway, one time we were all getting pickled and Rab decided that he would take a closer look at the gas bottles that were stored at the far end of the yard. He come back with an eager look on his face. "They have helium", in his wisdom he decided he was going to inhale some and make his voice go high pitched.... Well this from the outset was a stupid idea, I remember him going over to the 6 foot bottle and attempting to turn it on, all of a sudden we all jumped as a screeching sound like an aircraft started hissing out of the top of the bottle. He had turned it on so much he had no way of turning it off, I don't know if it was the pressure or the shock, but the bottle fell over and with a clanking sound so did a few more. We all ran and to this day we still don't know if anything exploded.....
I spent a lot of time at home with my Mam, Neil, Sean, my Aunty Jackie and cousins, Emma and Michael and Lauren. Something that sticks in my head is a lady across the street. This is a funny story and hopefully will make you laugh to yourself. I am sniggering while we are talking. Stanley Street was a number of flats that were terraced. It was very easy to see into neighbours houses as the windows were not only opposite but it was also a very narrow street. There was a lady who lived across the street. I think she was about 20 - 25. She was of medium to chunky build and she was not the prettiest of ladies. What I do remember is she had very big boobs. I know this as she used to get ready in her mirror which was on the windowsill. She didn't have any nets or curtains and used to male sure I could see her topless. I was only about 15 or 16. Me and David used to watch her and she new this.
One day I thought I would get my mother so she could have a laugh too. Not only did my mother walk in the room but if I remember rightly so did Neil, my Aunty Jackie, and her boyfriend John and also my cousins. She was continuing to apply her make up in her bra, when she looked up and saw about 9 people in my room of all ages looking at her. The adults were all shaking their heads. This didn't even phase her, with a smirk she looked back in her mirror and continued what she was doing The next night she does exactly the same show for me and David but naked. She finished her make up, tweaked her nipples and walked out of the room. We used to call her booby lady.... hahaha
|My Mam, Me and my cousin Emma at|
Scarborough outdoor pool
Here are a few random pictures.
|Me, Johnny and Peter Sutcliffe.... ooops no its my Dad.... sorry Dad :p|
|Me in the middle on the left, notice how small I was.....|
|Me and my Granda Tom|
|Koo Stark who interviewed |
me for the documentary.
|My report card, notice how my Science results were very poor, this is because|
I asked questions that the teacher could not answer... Thanks Mr Parker!!!
|Aunty Jackie, Uncle Tommy's wife at the time Dot and Neil.|
|That's me in the paddling pool very young....|
|Holly as the Incredible Hulk, she got|
bored half way through....
Notice the one eyebrow....
OK that's it for tonight i'm really tired..... Hope you enjoyed it.