The Testimony of Benjanim Smith: The Survivors Club

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AuthorHouse, Oct 22, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
Despite growing up during the Second World War, watching the nightly vigil of German Bombers destroying the ship builders by the river,some of us did survive, had our fun, our adventure s, first loves and misfortunes. As young adults our circumstances changed. New pals, new loves, Dont forget to keep in touch, but as time went, you didnt. Untill one day by chance accidentaly colliding into my old school pal Graham, nearly seventy years after parting our ways, things changed. They say everything happens in threes, but in our case it increased as more, now grey haired delinquents from 4A joined the monthly meetings of the Survivers Club, to reminisce on old times over a few beers. Being pressured into putting pen to paper, and transcribe the tesimony of our memorable youth, this narrative was composed.
 

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Intriguing Collective Memoir This work is a chronicle of events told by the remaining school pals from the War Years who met by chance some sixty years later and meet once a month to reminisce on times past, and their present day dilemmas. It is a truly enjoyable book. Highly Recommended!! Read full review

Contents

A New Home From Home
1
Old FriendsOlder Faces
7
Old Times Remembered
11
The Start Of Funny Goings On
15
A Lesson From The Master
21
The Importance of Being Smith Jones
25
More Past Memories
35
Treasured Memories
45
Medals What Medals
137
Your Future In Leaves Palms
141
The Day Of The Mighty Hunk
145
Keep Your Eyes On The Shoes
153
In The Art Of Seduction
157
My New Love
163
The Art Of Paula Brown
169
The Stranger In The Closet
175

Meeting Graham Halfway
53
My Monthly Prescription
63
Is It Christmas Already
69
Happy New Year?
85
The Assembly of Old Minds
93
The Disappearing Axe Man
97
Poor Old Mike
101
Teaching Gropey A Lesson
105
A New Love For Paul
117
And Then There Were Four
123
Farewell Fishy
129
Mike Nobby And Mrs Noah
133
Being PressGanged Into Being A Scribe
181
The Art Of Being Cupid
189
The Big Smugglers Scam
197
A Shorten Counter With Espionage
209
Another Immoderated Spirit Bites The Dust
215
Honeymoon? What Honeymoon?
221
The Vanishing Denominator
227
A New Member For The Geriatric Club
235
As Time Goes By A Post Script
259
Little White Lies For The Kids
267
The Truth Of The Bullet Revealed To All
271
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Born on the Wirral, Cheshire UK, the Second World War unfolded and soon reached our shores. The May Blitz, as we called it, deverstated parts of our area. We lads were not put off by German Bombers, we had our adventures, our young loves, tomorrow might have been to late. Time rushes by, my old pals go their own way and I find myself married, now with six grandkids, six great grandkids, and you find out what life was all about, when your old and grey.

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