If you were in trouble, you could go to a neighbour’s house

We could play out in the street all the time. We would have the neighbours out and play water fights and Tig, and kick-the-can. You knew where everybody was.

You knew if you were in trouble you could go to a neighbour’s house. My mother’s phrase when I was growing up was always

I hope you’re not took with anything bad because if you are, somebody will tell me.

And they always did, she always knew.