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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that she did eventually marry the man she really loved. Don’t blame her she only wanted a little happiness. I won the money after we were divorced and she had remarried so she has no legal right to the money but she is your mother and if you want to give her something then that is fine by me. There is enough for you both to live the rest of your lives in comfort.

I wish you both good fortunes; spend wisely and try not to think too badly of me.

Love dad X. Ps, Bobby I have left you my country music collection. Please look after them as they are worth a lot of money.




Bobby handed the letter to his sister and she read it over.

Short and sweet, she said as she folded it up and replaced it back into the envelope.

I still don’t know how he managed to keep it secret all those years.

He could have had a better life.’

“Dad was just a simple man Maggie; he would not have fitted into a posh lifestyle. As long as he got his tabs and a pint or two he was happy.’

“I guess you are right.’ What do we do about Judith and mam?’

“I reckon if we give both mam and Judith a hundred thousand pounds each they could buy a small house or even buy the council house they are living in and still have enough to live comfortable enough on.’

“Do you think that they will think us mean for not giving them more Bobby?’

“A hundred grand is a lot of money Maggie.’ I wished someone would have come along and given me a hundred thousand pounds tax free money.’

“I don’t even know what I am going to do with it all Bobby.’

“Well if I were you I would invest it in property, because property goes up in value year after year and you could double or even treble what you have.’

“I want to buy Dad a good headstone Bobby.’

“We will don’t worry about that we will get him one with his photo inserted and gold lettering. There’s ones that have a surround filled with gravel so you can keep the grave tidy.’

“Could we get that for him; I want the best we can get.’

“Not a problem Maggie it will all be taken care of.

Once they had finished their meal Bobby walked up the street to the Estate agency and opened the door for his sister.’

“Hello sir said a young man wearing a blue coloured suit, how can I help you.’

“My sister and I would like to look at some properties for sale near the town.’

“Certainly sir we have many properties on the market at this time. It is certainly a buyers market at the moment.

How many bed rooms would we be looking for?’

“Three bed roomed properties please.’

The man brought out an album with coloured photographs in it of the interior and exterior of many houses.

Maggie was spoilt for choice with houses on Preston Grange, the Broadway in Tynemouth or some new houses that had been built by Bellway homes near Rake Lane Hospital. They looked lovely and Maggie got her eye on one that she liked.’

How much is this one asked Maggie?

“This one is one hundred and twenty thousand pounds it has not even been lived in yet. It is the show house on the newly built Abbots Way.’

“I could take you down now if you would like to view the property.’

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