Word Tins

At primary school we were given strips of card with words written on them to take home and learn.

Did anyone else do this?

This is my actual tin. One of granddad’s favourite brands of pipe tobacco. It now contains tacks rather than words but I’m glad I’ve still got it.

Crocodile written in marker pen on shirt cardboard in Miss’s bold capitals with the unmistakable, aromatic tang of granddad’s pipe.