Gordon’s Man Bag

NaBloPoMo_1115_465x287_THEMERecently a tax on carrier bags has been introduced here. You now have to pay 5 pence for every supermarket carrier bag, where they used to be free. This is to hopefully address the problem of the accumulated rubbish of millions of these bags.

We haven’t always had the luxury of being given free bags for our shopping. As I was growing up it became a source of constant amusement that Dad would always have a bag with him. Looking back at photographs I see this was something that began on his wedding day, if not before. Dad – you were before your time with your bag! It was so nice that one of us would always have a bag to put things in.

The newly married couple ready to leave for their honeymoon, both of them with a bag.

The newly married couple ready to leave for their honeymoon, both of them with a bag.

Gordon and Enid on their honeymoon, with their bags.

Gordon and Enid on their honeymoon, with their bags.

Gordon, my daughter and me on holiday at Camber Sands ... with the bag. And I have mine too!

Gordon, my daughter and me on holiday at Camber Sands … with the bag. And I have mine too!

Gordon and Enid on one of their last holidays together. With the bag.

Gordon and Enid on one of their last holidays together. With the bag.

Dad and me on holiday at Alum Bay, the Isle of Wight. With a very nice red bag.

Dad and me on holiday at Alum Bay, the Isle of Wight. With a very nice red bag.

Dad and me building sandcastles on holiday. Red bag in background!

Dad and me building sandcastles on holiday. Red bag in background!

Dad with me and my good friend Karen (front). His bag is there on the left!

Dad with me and my good friend Karen (front). His bag is there on the left!

About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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3 Responses to Gordon’s Man Bag

  1. Su Leslie says:

    My dad had a very similar bag which I remember being filled with lunch and a thermos to take to work. That was when we lived in Scotland. I don’t remember it resurfacing when we moved to New Zealand. Your parents’ honeymoon photos are lovely.

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