This is the true account of Mary Grant [nee Neilson] as a child living during WW2. in Bishop Auckland Co. Durham. It tells of the simplicity of life; written in great detail humour and warmth making ordinary life interesting. Her love of her family, school life, steam trains, history and interest in people makes for a delightful humorous story. When Mary decided to take on the challenge of writing this account she had no idea what she was to unearth from her long ago memories lying dormant in her mind. Mary writes about make do and mend, recycling and the general running of the household in those desperate times and how at an early age sorrow and the tragedy of war intermingled within her childhood.