Esther Annenberg: Sweetheart
Here Etty describes making friends.
TranscriptI had a boy there, he was my sweetheart.. He used to bring me sweets every day. He used to leave them on the desk. I used to say to my mum, 'I got a sweetheart at school' so she said 'Oh, bring him home to tea' and I said to him, 'My mum wants you to come home to tea'.
'Oh I can’t do that.' I said, 'Yes you can. Why can’t you do it?' He said, 'My mum won’t let me'. I said, 'Why’s that?' He said 'Cos she don’t like you'. I said, 'Well I’ve done nothing to her'. He said, 'I know that' he said, 'but she can’t help it'.
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