Spoonings

I grew up in the 50s on a small Mediterranean island off the Italian mainland, where my father was “something in in… more

Smackings in class

I went to school in England in the early 1960s, at a time when corporal punishment was very common. I was beaten quite freq… more

Shona’s knickers

My mother was a schoolmistress in a small village primary school in Scotland in the 1950s, when the tawse was considered … more

Smacked by Betty

Betty was our matriarch; at 13, I think, a year older than me.

We used to go for long, innocent walks on Sunday mornings. Wh… more

Something better change

I lived in New Jersey all my life. I had a younger sister named Alex. At the time this happened, she was 9 and I was 13, in 1962… more

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