Small change for a sea change

Most of us were lucky enough as children to be given pocket money. What was pocket money for you as a child is small change now. It can help us give our children experiences and support that will create a sea change in their childhood.

Andy Gray

My pocket money story

One sunny day in the middle of the school holidays a wee gang of boys (aka The Wasie Wanderers) sat next to the phone box, as usual, watching the world go by. Along came a rough looking man with a scruffy wee dog. “Does anyone want a dug?” he barked! “Naw mister” said BJ, “Naw mister” said TJ, “Naw mister” said JD, “Naw mister” said big Shannon. “Aye we’ll take him mate!” Andy exclaimed …
And so begins the story of Queenie (as we named him), a scruffy wee black mongrel with beautiful big eyes. We built him a warm den in the cemi (cemetery) under the big chestnut tree. All summer we spent every spare penny we had, and collected every ginger bottle in Glasgow, to buy dog food and doggy treats. Man, that wee dug could eat!

We had the best summer ever with Queenie, and then, as if by magic, just before we went back to school we went to the den in the cemi and he was gone.

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