Our brother had done his travelling in the Royal Navy, mostly the Mediterranean, West Indies and South America. He had been to the Falklands when it was still an unheard of backwater.
At one time our family was living on four different continents. Post had improved from the original sea mail to air mail although telephone calls were few and far between. It was a time when letters from loved ones were cherished. I still wrote long if infrequent letters in those days. Absent from girl friends I awaited letters eagerly. The relationship between people was entirely different. I carried old photos with me, some of which I still have forty years later.