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Celebrating Father's Day

Fathers Day BN

This afternoon, we all gathered to look at pictures of our residents' fathers in celebration of Father's Day. Brian, our Colten Companion, kindly photocopied them, so we could all share them and guess whose father it was in each photo. The residents shared lots of their memories of years gone by: cardboard boxes to carry their gas masks; the German bomber over Poole Quay; being put to bed in sleeping bags ready to be carried out due to the air raids; fathers being sent home from the army with malaria before having to return to the front line. One resident even remembers the Home Guards visiting, requesting people draw the curtains and turn off the lights, before tape was placed on the windows like a cross to stop the glass from shattering. We finished the afternoon with a reading from Brian and a lovely Father’s Day poem.