Peggy's frogs

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Accession No: TWCMS : 2009.315
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Peggy's story is about the time her house flooded.

By Peggy Conway

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The sirens went and everything so I went to my Grandma's and my Grandad's and my mam came to seek me and then I went to school the next day, stood up in the class and told all the children that we had been flooded out with water. I couldn't get over all these frogs leaping along the window sill, you know, see all the water drains couldn't handle it but we were never flooded out after that. I lived in that house from when I was five until I was twenty-two and I left to get married so that was half a lifetime really. About three, five inches just flowed and all the mats and that were ruined because they didn't have carpets them days. It was just like mats and that. So my mam had to scrub it all out and clean it but it never came in again and I still like frogs, I've got two frogs in my flower tub at home. I got the frog instead of the prince.

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This was very interesting and affecting. Thank you. -- Heather from USAPosted on 21/04/2012 at 20:16:10

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