Quickly built homes for all those made homeless by the Blitz, they were the perfect solution to the post war problem . The were single story prefabricated homes. The populous affectionately called them the prefab.
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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19 thoughts on “Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Fab.”
Fun, and informative sis!
Thank you Sis, prefab was the only word I could think of that ended in Fab. When I was a child there were some prefabs at the bottom of our road. They are all gone now, well for decades now. As for the song When we was Fab it is my favourite George Harrison song. Have a great weekend Sis. 💜💜
You have a wonderful one too xx
Thank you 💜🍀
We had an entire estate of them in Poole, and they were still there in the late 70s.
When I moved away to live on the outskirts of Bath, the estate where I moved to had previously had fifty or so prefabs which had been replaced by neat little retirement bungalows.
The certainly did the job didn’t they 🌹
They lasted extremely well.
This is so lovey and true, Willow.
Thank you Robbie 💜
Reblogged this on LIVING THE DREAM.
thank you for the reblog ❤
And a little history lesson to boot
Thanks Dale it was a fun prompt this week ❤
Interesting. I love learning something new. Well something old because it is history but new to me. Great post and tune to go along with it.
I love history it’s always got something new to teach us 🌹🌹
After World War II, The GI Bill in the US made home ownership really easy for veterans, and we had lots of suburbs spring up as if by magic to fill the demand. Some were pretty well-built…
The prefabs were never meant to be more than stopgap housing 💜
This is a lesson well taught. (And nice use of the acrostic, too.) Nice post!
Thank you Laura a bit fun, and a little history 😁