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.

Jamie Graham

My pocket money story

Before life was
one big supermarket,
Logan’s on the Brae
had all my heart desired.

After Swap Shop on a Saturday,
the boys of the house
would make the trip
to a sugary land that also had toys
to fuel bright imaginations.

Cowboy guns hung on the walls,
keeping frisbees company until they flew off.
Candy skulls, placed in silver trays,
Gobstoppers and cola bottles, making up
a 10p mixture.

I loved those days.
A Saturday fixture.

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