“Get us out of here Brian before the press turn up.’
Brian handed her the carrier bag with the fish and chips in then drove away.
They drove about a mile before pulling in and then sat in silence as they ate their supper,’ until Alice broke the silence by saying.
“At least she put plenty salt and vinegar on them and then laughed.’
They drove home after they’d eaten their supper. Gordon placed the wrappers in the bin in the corner of the building then set it out for the binmen that would be around to collect it in the morning.’
The smell of Kippers permeated in the kitchen as Dawn and her father and Rosina ate the fish to celebrate her mother Heather’s birthday. Jim said that it would be nice to celebrate the anniversary of her mother’s birthday this way.’ They had been to the cemetery where her mother was buried and left a large bouquet beside the newly erected headstone which read:
HEATHER REID died aged 16- 16th November 1958
Daughter of Alice and Brian Reid
Mother of Dawn Gales
Until we meet again.
Dawn also laid flowers at Doreen Laws Hart’s grave in the garden of remembrance.’
She stood talking to both of her mother’s as if they were both in front of her. She wiped the tears from her eyes and then walked to the car where her father was waiting with Rosina. They took her home and Rosina set about frying the kippers for them.
“Have you worked on your new song yet Princess?’
“Yes, I’ve been trying to come up with the chorus. “ How are you doing with yours?’
It’s coming along.’
“What is yours called again?’
“Going to Leave You a Memory” I’m going to work on it later dad I feel a bit tired.’
“Well just leave it honey, you can do some tomorrow.’
Yes, I think I will I’m going to have a lie down.’
Dawn got up and went to her room and lay on the bed then picked up her note pad and her pencil thinking of what to write.’
She had two verses.
“GOING TO LEAVE YOU A MEMORY”
I’m not going to tell you goodbye
Because your love for me will only make me cry
Nor will I forget the good times we had
Those times we shared good and bad
But I can’t forgive the love you hurt
You broke my heart and dragged me through the dirt
Going to leave you a memory
You may even cry now I’m gone
But it won’t bring me back
Now you’re all alone