LIKE MOTHER LIKE SON

The story focuses on three families. The Kinnear's, The Millsap's, and the Owen's. All different. They live very different lifestyles. Albert Kinnear the Librarian, who's parents came from Swindon but live in Pinetree Gardens, his father Jack is an engineer. He is a keen gardener and Pigeon fancier. Albert meets the daughter of Charlie and Elizabeth Millsap. They live on Kenton Road, in a bought property. He also is a pigeon man who has wangled his way into a chairman's job. he is a welder down the docks. No one is good enough for their daughter and they resent the relationship between Laura and Albert. Then there is William Owen(Willick) a roofing builder who lives in Cedarwood Avenue with two son's and a daughter. Alan is a jack the lad; he will sleep with any woman given the chance. Harry the youngest is a joiner and the brains in the family. Evelyn his daughter is twenty five and her father is pushing her to meet a man and get married so he can have grandchildren.

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He came to where they were all sitting and asked where they were going.’

“I didn’t recognise you Evelyn, it’s me Tommy Glass we were in school together.’

“Yes I remember you Tommy.’

“I remember you an aal said Alan, you used to wipe snot on your sleeve.’

“Aye, no hankies in those days was there, well there was but we couldn’t afford them.’ It’s nice to see you Evelyn you’re looking very smart I must say.’ “Are you going somewhere special?’

“Aye she is said Alan butting in again. Her boyfriend is fighting tonight at the Mayfair; he’s a right big bugger an aal isn’t he Harry?’

“Oh aye and he’s a right jealous bugger an aal.’

Tommy’s face turned a shade of red; “look he finally said; I meant no offence, “I was just saying hello to an old school friend is all.’ “You can all get on for nowt but don’t say owt to the driver.’

“Thank you Tommy said Evelyn,’

Tommy winked then went upstairs to check the fares.’

“You see Evelyn said her father proudly, you put a bit of slap on your face and fix your hair and all the men notice you.’

 Well that’s saved us a few bob eh dad said Alan, that’s an extra pint for all of us.’

“You better not show me up mind wi yor drinkin’ or I will never speak to you again said Evelyn scornfully.’

They got off at the Hay Market in Newcastle and walked down towards the Co-op then crossed the road. A man walking along looked at Evelyn so long that he bumped into a lamppost knocking his cap off.

Alan and Harry let out a huge roar of laughter as the middle aged man picked up his hat then walked on embarrassingly with his head down.

The doorman who let them in was obviously an ex-pug. He had a flattened nose and a scar across both eyes.

They showed him the tickets and he said that they were sitting down in the front row in Isle B.

“Someone zigged when they should have zagged said Willick as they made their way into the hall that was already starting to fill up.

Alan went to the bar and bought the drinks he watched as his father found the seats.

 A young woman asked him what he’d like and he replied “I’d like to take you out sometime if you’re doing owt.’  

“My you’re a fast one aren’t you?’

“Shy bairns get no sweets pet.’

“So are you having a drink or what?’

“Aye, I’ll have four pints and a lemonade for my sister.’

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