Running Errands as a Child

Close up of the author as a child, smiling at the camera
Smart boy wanted (My own photo)

When I was a young boy, I would often run errands for my mother, and occasionally one of the neighbours, to the corner shop at the top of our street.

When requisitioned for such a trip, I would be given the usual briefing to hold on tight to the money, and I would demonstrate my co-operation with this request by clamping my little fist around the coinage…



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Joseph Yossarian

Joseph Yossarian


Freelance writer and blogger from the north-east coast of England, specialising in true crime, childhood memories and whatever takes my fancy.