Doreen & Bevan’s House

Next door to my childhood home lived Bevan and Doreen. Bevan and Doreen lived in West End for over 40 years and knew so much history of the area, as well as all the gossip. They doted on my sister and me and were grandparent figures for us both. I’ll always remember their collection of china dolls, their furry toilet seat cover, the rock hard pure sugar eggs they gave me at Easter, and how friendly and loving they were.

 They moved out of West End when I was 10 and we’ve visited them at their retirement home nearly every Christmas since then.