Since my father passed away and my mother has gone into a care home, I have been spending more time with my sister (mostly on a need to basis as we needed to clear their council bungalow)
While busy we would reminisce about the old days, and one day she suddenly asked if I ever remember getting birthday presents or even being made a fuss of by them, this is something I had never given a minutes thought to, until now.
I got married the day after my 21st birthday, I've often told people that my special birthday was overlooked due to the wedding taking preference, but was it just ignored like all the others.
I suspect they really couldn't afford gifts, they both worked but I remember things being tough, although we always had great Christmas presents and holidays.
Anyone else had experience of this?
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