I remember a story my grandma used to tell about my mother when she was small. My mother had a beautiful "best dress"; my grandmother had a flatiron. Can you see where this is going?
One day, as my grandmother (Minda Mary Edgcombe BALL) stood chatting with her neightbour at her kitchen window, she saw my mother (Audrey Ball HAYWOOD) rocketing past. Immediately, my grandmother's suspicions were roused: "What's she been up to?" she wondered. She soon found out. My mother had seen my grandmother using the flatiron, and obviously thought there was nothing to it - so she decided to iron her "best dress" - except the iron was very hot, and she left a perfect iron-shaped print on the dress...
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