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Legless in a shelter

by cambsaction

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Contributed by 
cambsaction
People in story: 
Sue MacDonald
Location of story: 
Sanderstead, Yorkshire
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A4270015
Contributed on: 
25 June 2005

I was in a family of seven and we used to have a Morrison shelter in our house, it was really just a reinforced table. Unfortunately this shelter was far too small for all of us to fit in the conventional way and because of this our legs stuck out the side. On one night my father woke my mother up by laughing and when she asked irritably “What is so funny?” he replied, “I just realised what a load of twits we would look with no feet!”

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