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Heavy, Hem, Hellbox, Hitch, Hijack, Hyphen,
Hastily, Human, Havoc, Hunch, Hemlock, Husk
Printer’s penance, that’s what they called it. The guys would tease him of course, being an apprentice and all, it was just human nature as they had all been there.
Fourteen year old Peter’s heart was heavy as he hunched over the hyphens, full stops, colons and letters of the alphabet in the ancient hemlock hellbox.
There was no short cut to sorting them out and type continued to be tossed into the havoc, sometimes accompanied by the partial husk of someone’s lunch which made the casts even more sticky to handle.
His brother’s trousers bagged around his ankles despite his Mam turning the hem up and the odd letter or two would hijack the folds and hitch a lift home. Next day he would hastily put them in the correct place before someone accused him of theft.
He often dreamt of how wonderful it would be if such things were automated.
Then he realised he’d be out of a job and Mam needed his three shillings a week.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
What a H… Heroic post! 😃
a bit haphazard perhaps, but fun to do.
I think that how you have fit so many h words in one post is great!
I like to do them as I enjoy word games.