A Season for Marbles
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Gas Masks

There were big ones for babies, little ones for children –
the babies’ ones had a pump on! Mickey Mouse Masks
they were called

A lot of people looked better with them on than off!
All pillar boxes had special paint on. You knew if the
paint turned green you were being gassed

My mother-in-law’s brother was gassed and I knew
what it was like – like terrible asthma and terribly thin
All I wanted was my gas mask!

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