Looking for Yesterday

"Looking for Yesterday." Bobby Wray returns to the North East after an absence of fifteen years. After the sudden death of his father. he has been estranged from his mother since he discovered her affair. He stays with his sister Maggie and she tries to get him to build bridges with his mother when the truth is revealed about his father.


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“Can we open some beans as well.’

“Alright pass me the tin opener.’

Maggie placed the sausages on the tray then placed them in the oven.’

Tomorrow I’m going to clean that oven out because I’m not having folk talk about me.

“You only cleaned it last week Maggie it’s spotless.’

“Well it will be done again then all I have to do is wash it down on Thursday night as they are collecting early Friday before we hand the keys over. You can disconnect the washer late on Thursday and I will scrub the fridge with caustic soda. All the freezer stuff we can take to the new house on Friday and put it into that chest freezer in the garage.’

Did you ring your friends about the packing boxes and the van to take them to the new house? I will sort all the bedding and our clothes tomorrow before my driving lesson’


Steve had peeled the potatoes whilst they were talking and Bobby came from the bathroom wearing a new shirt and a pair of tight Levi jeans.

“Steve tells me that you’re going out again.’

“You know me Maggie; I don’t do the sit- in television thing.’

She must be a keeper, this will be your third date.’

“Yes she’s nice.’

“You can bring her along to the new house for dinner later this weekend; once we get sorted out.’

“I’m not planning on staying Maggie; after the funeral I will be going back to Portsmouth I have things to do.’

“What about the girl, have you told her yet?’

“Yes, there is such a thing called a telephone you know Maggie.’

“Don’t expect a girl to be hanging on the end of a phone line forever Bobby.’

“I told her that I’d get up here when I can.’ I’m a truck driver, that’s my job.’

Bobby; you don’t need to keep running away anymore. You have enough money to retire and do anything that you want.’

That money you have is making money as you sleep and speaking of which I wrote you a cheque for what I owe you.’

“I’ll pick it up later Maggie there’s no urgency can I ring John and Simon I thought we could go out for a drink.

I thought you had a date with this girl.

“She works in a pub Maggie and that’s where we will be going.’

“I see so will you be home tonight?’

“I don’t know, she may ask me to stay over.’

“Well you have the key anyway.’

He picked up the phone and rang John.’

Hi matey, are you coming out tonight?’

“I know its Monday but we could go out for a couple; look I’ll pick you up after tea okay be ready to leave.’


After ringing John, Bobby rang Simon.’

“Where have you been; you haven’t been seen since you picked up Susan was it?’

“Simon told him that they had been seeing each other after that night out.’

“Hey mate, don’t make the same mistake twice eh.’

“I won’t, look where are you going tonight; maybe we can meet up.’

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