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Lily

 

I just woke up... it’s day time... looked up on the wall... there’s a clock up there and that tells you the time... I saw it’s about time I got up...

Get up... put my socks on... put my shoes on... comb my hair... went in... open the door in case that woman comes after half past eight... go to the toilet...  then I come out... feed the cats... Sophie and Rosie... take my tablets... two arthritic tablets, two aspirin with a cup of water... I put my coat on... put my keys in my purse in my pocket... go in the sitting room... look out the window... sometimes I see a lovely lady in a black hat or a red hat... but I haven’t seen her all the week... oh she’s such a lovely lady...

I pray it wasn’t raining and it wasn’t... dear God... I put the telly on... it tells you the time... it’s wonderful... I left home at twenty to nine... went up to Sainsbury’s... with my shopping bag... it still gives me time to go home... when I get off the bus in Cheston Road... I was going up... I went up to the bank to get my stamps... the car was there... he took me up there after... I got twelve stamps... If my clock don’t wake me up at half past eight... a woman comes at half past eight in the morning... and I hear the front door bell ring... I pray that my clock will wake me up.

I get up.... put my socks on put my shoes on... comb my hair... go in the toilet... pray that I can go for my backside... dear God please, amen.... then I go and sit in the sitting room and put the telly on.... it tells you the time... I got a clock in the.... bedroom...  I see if it’s twenty to nine then I leave home... and go up to Sainsbury’s...

I pray when I’m walking up Lad... Bassett Road I don’t miss a bus... I was very clever to get one today....  and I went into Sainsbury’s... and I bought some... white... little white beans... I bought some yesterday but they was all in... not the ones I like but the ones I got today were... they were perfect... little... little white beans... I used to suck it.... they made me sneeze... I’m so pleased to sneeze... once a wish... twice a kiss... three times a letter... four times something better...

I pray that I might I open a letter there might be a genuine cheque in it... so I can open up a bank account here... fly to Benidorm... in Spain... where I’ve been going twice a year for thirty years... open up a bank account... buy myself a holiday flat... travel out there twice a year... on my own... I’m a sun worshipper... I love to be on my own... please dear God... amen.

I get up... put my socks on put my shoes on... comb my hair... go out... open the door... go in the toilet... pray to God I can go to the toilet for my backside... dear God... please... I get up... go and feed the cats... take my tablets with a cup of water... then put my coat on... put my keys in my purse in my pocket... and checked... go in the sitting room... check the time by the clock... with... with the what it’s name... look out the window... pray it’s not raining... put the telly on... they usually tell you the time on there... I leave... leave there at twenty to nine... go up to Sainsburys... walk up Bassett Road...

I pray to God I don’t miss a bus... I missed one bus... but I got another bus when I got up there... I wish I could run but I can’t... I’m terrible... being at the hospital it’s made me worse... Going to the hospital made me forget... they said I’ve forgotten peoples names... they made me forget a lot... I’ve got no friends anymore.

I get up... put my socks on put my shoes on comb my hair... a woman usually comes at half past eight... and I let her in... go to the toilet... I pray to God I can go to the toilet for my backside... dear please... amen... then I get up... go in the kitchen feed the cats... take my tablets two arthritic tablets... two aspirins... with a cup of water... then I go and put my coat on... put my key in my purse in my pocket... go in the sitting room... look out the window...

I pray that I see a lovely lady in navy blue hat or a red hat... but I haven’t seen her all the week I pray to God I might see her... she’s such a lovely lady... she used to hold her dog ... I pray every day... I pray all this week to see her... but I haven’t seen her at all this week... I pray tonight I might see her please dear God... amen... I check the time by the clock... do the two clocks in the siting room... they’re perfectly right... and I go to bed at half past seven and read the letters... and post them up Bassett Road... come back at about eight o’clock... pray that clock goes off... it goes off at eight thirty five... thank God... she used to be running out of time... but a man done something and she’s perfect time now... I pray she rings... wakes me up at half past eight in the morning... or eight thirty five... she does... thank God... or if that woman comes at half past eight I have to get up put my socks on put my shoes on... comb my hair... go out... let the woman in... go in the toilet... I pray to God she’ll let me go for my backside... dear God please... and then I wash my face... go in the kitchen feed the cats... give then half the tin... when I go home tonight I’ll give them the extra half... I say to them; “Do you meow... meow... Rosie? Meow Sophie... do you think I’m a cat... meow... meow”. They look at me... and they don’t... and I kiss her on the lips... and I kiss Rosie on the lips... I go “Meow... do you think I’m a cat? meow... meow”... and they don’t... I’ve never heard them meow... I say, “Stop doing that you stupid cow”... and I laugh at myself... and start coughing... leave home at twenty to nine... to go up to Sainsbury's...

Pray that when I go up Bassett Road I don’t miss a bus... I wish... please dear God... takes me right round... I like to go... I like to get a seventy... I got a twenty three today... hope I can get a twenty three up to Edgware Road next Mon... next Tuesday when I’m going to Marks and Spencer's pension club... I hope to get a twenty three bus to Edgware Road... get of there... go up... turn left... go over to the other side of the road on the right hand side... go down to Marks and Spencers pension club... ring the bell and they let me in... that’s at one o’clock... I go down and sign my name... and buy raffle tickets for a pound... green’s my favourite colour... thirteen’s my lucky number...  go and sit on the right hand side... I’ve been sitting on the... yesterday... no last time I sat on the left hand side... I wished I sat on the right hand side... they bring you tea round and cakes to eat... say my prayers when I come home... but I don’t go... turn the light out until half past... half past nine by the clock up on the wall... I pray that I can sleep for eleven hours... and have the clock wake me up at eight thirty... in the morning.

I get up... put my socks on... put my shoes on... comb my hair... go and let her in... go in the toilet... I pray that I can go for my backside... please dear God... then I wash my face... go and feed the cats... take my tablets... two arthritic tablets... two aspirin tablets and a cup of water... then I go and put my coat on... put my keys in my purse in my pocket... go and sit in... sit... sit in the sitting room... look out the window... I pray it’s not raining... it wasn’t raining today thank God... I put the telly on it tells you the... time... thank God... and I leave there at twenty to nine to go up to Sainsbury’s... when I walk up the top of Bassett Road I pray I don’t miss a bus... I didn’t thank God... today... get up to Sainsbury’s buy a Daily Mirror... and some little white beans... I got that one... thank God... I got some the other day but they got... they was all in... little straps... and that’s not the type I like... I like the ones I got today... I suck em... I’ve emptied them out on a dish.

I pray that I get a meal with green peas... pray I get it today... I didn’t get it yesterday... I’d love to sit on a big table with three women... if they’ve got meals with green peas and they don’t eat it, I ask if I can eat it for them... I pray that I see a lovely lady in a black hat, or a red hat... I haven’t seen her all the week... I pray to God I might see her... she’s such a lovely lady...

I pray every night... that what’s his name... he suffers with arthritis... his legs... his feet… I pray to God... please take his arthritis away... which he’s had for many years... pray to God to take the asthma away from my brother in law... I said... he... went... it effected his heart... he went to hospital... but that’s all right... but he went to hospital for asthma... pray you cure him of his asthma... He’s the father of two lovely children... a girl of six and a boy of sixteen... and my other brother in law... Thomas Whiting... who passed away on the third of September year 2000...

I pray that he’s happy up there in heaven with my sister... Peggy... I pray that he’s happy in heaven with my late sister Peggy... and my late sister Irene... Joseph's wife... Steven's mother... my late mother and father... I pray that they are all happy together up there in heaven with you dear God... amen...

I also pray for dear old Edie who suffered with both her legs... and her eyes... I pray that she’s happy in heaven with you too... dear God... I pray you cure... what’s his name... Paddington... the hospital... that’s where I had my left knee operated on... pray dear... I pray that you cure her daughter of breast cancer... her husband of heart trouble... her dear old mother... I call her Mummy Ivy... when I give her a birthday card... she was ninety five on the sixteenth of September... I didn’t give her a card because I was in hospital... I pray that she’s a hundred percent fit and well...

Dear God please... amen.