Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Thursday 20th April 1939

Blazing heat! Very green countryside. Burnham-on-Crouch, Southminster, Great Baddow and Chelmsford. 15 calls, 3 cheques, 4 orders. Turnover £5-10-0.

In a country lane I found a broken box of fresh radishes which had doubtless fallen off a lorry. Guiltily took 10 bunches and gave them to selected customers. How amazingly these very small gifts were appreciated! Apparently radishes are not properly in season yet.

Finished work 8 o’clock. Tea at Mary Teresa’s in Chelmsford, then called at no.5 for two games of chess with Bisley. Won both. Lovely summers day. And despite the depression I’d taken four orders – one a new account.

Had a puncture near Southminster. Took off my jacket, and after some pondering learnt the use of various tools and changed the wheel. Felt it was a hell of an achievement.

Hardly had time to eat today!

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