U stands for UP
When I was a child I was often asked 'What are you UP to Miss Moss?
Not that my name was Miss Moss it was a pet name my grandpa called me, when I was UP to mischief! On one particular occasion I was tying my Grandma's pinafore ties to a door handle whilst she was gossiping to her next door neighbour, keeping her UPDATED with the latest activities of another neighbour, referred to as 'that Trollop', who's husband was away at sea in the Merchant Navy.
Apparently she'd been UP to no good with the Insurance Man from The Prudential who collected the premiums on a weekly basis, as they did in those days, sic 1950
There was no such thing as direct debits then.
It seemed that 'The Man from the Pru', had been collecting more than the premiums from said 'Trollop', who according to Grandma, was 'no better than she ought to be'!
'What's a trollop Grandma, and what does 'UP' to no good mean,' I enquired innocently? .......Go UPSTAIRS and wash your hands, ready for tea', retorted Grandma. It always seemed that when I asked a question about matters that didn't concern me, I was sent UPSTAIRS to wash my hands........ I must have had the cleanest hands in the road !
UPWARDS AND ONWARDS!I have, at last, started using my new Panasonic Lumix TZ40 Camera and have UPLOADED, some
pictures of our grandchildren UP to mischief and generally having fun.
playing on the garden swing. Freddie UP to mischief teasing the girls!
Picture of the parents togged UP and ready for a night on the town.
Mike and Ingrid, Kirsten and Dean
all togged UP and ready for a knees UP !
Time's UP folks!
My thanks to the UBIQUITOUS Mrs Nesbitt for devising the ILLUSTRIOUS AbcW and the UNIQUE Roger for his UNSWERVING administrative skills!