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Thursday, 7 February 2013

A long while ago ...

Two verses written especially for today, which I am pleased to be able to share. More images are posted on my 'personal' blog - Wild Somerset Child - which I am equally glad to be able to share, as there have been times when today might never have been.


This (on the left) came to me as I was thinking of the anniversary to come; just before speaking to our elder son, on his 52nd birthday.

And this was written on this Thursday when I realised that snow was again forecast, as it was 55 years ago, and if I wanted to add flowers to the morning tea-tray, I would have to pick them the night before. The miniscule posy is tied with a scrap of ribbon and sits in readiness in a tiny wine glass. Now to make the tea!


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11 comments:

  1. Congratulations. we had our 54th on the 7th and are still together too.

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    1. Congratulations to you, too, Penny. Hope you had a lovely day. We are doing the things we both love today - R. refurbishing his ancient tape-recorder, whilst I will be stitching.

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  2. Lovely word pictures, the one being a sort ofmemory capsule--the other so evocative of a blustery evening which isn't quite spring.
    We will mark 50 years in June. My mother was the church organist, her friends had raided their gardens for the flowers and had provided the simple refreshments.
    I'm trying to imagine an elegant long cloak to be draped over the white satin of winter brides before they step outside for photos--velvet lined in satin to match the gown?

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    1. Oh how kind of you to comment - for I have been a very bad blogging friend of late. What a good idea a cloak would have been - I was frozen all day long, and on the long drive in a hired car from reception in a London hotel to Burford in the Cotswolds in the snow where we spent the first night of our honeymoon. No car heaters in those days, and no rugs either (well we didn't think to take one!) Lovely t speak again, and congrats on your 'golden' in June. Ann xx

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  3. Congratulations. You have penned beautiful words. My, 55 years together. What a blessing. Gorgeous wedding dress!

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    1. Thankyou Bonnie; glad you liked the wedding dress - those were the days when one's mother chose the dress and it was not what I would have liked! I altered it afterwards into a dance frock, and cannot recall what happened to it on the end!

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  4. Tears abound as I sit here thinking of you venturing out on a cold evening to "pick him flowers" - 55 years and you still pick him flowers... That says it all. Enjoy the day and may you have many, many more memories to make together ~

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    1. Oh Shena, thankyou. He did not think much of the flowers this morning (it was a poor, pathetic little bunch), but surprisingly he liked the poems. My dear R. has never really been one for flowers - files images he has taken for me as 'white flower'; but he did pick me the most lovely posy from the garden when I lay dying in hospital in 2000/2001 - can't recall which year now. It had gentians in it which I specialised in at the time. I'll never forget him kissing me awake, with those flowers in his hand. And I could still sketch them from memory.

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  5. Just lovely, it is soon our 43rd and like you sometimes we thought we would not make it this far.How lovely of you do share.

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    1. Carole, thankyou. We have had so many hiccups along our married journey, but have survived all the tribulations so far; now it is more a case of keeping well; afraid to go out for a meal tonight in case dear R. contracts yet another infection. So we fell asleep by the fire after a simple supper I made for him.

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  6. Congratulations on your 55th Anniversary, Ann !
    Quite an accomplishment theses days as it so easy to opt out rather that work it out.
    Just passed our 40th, 4 children and 9 grands !

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