Thursday, 28 March 2013

An Old Red Landrover



A few observations of the day

Pat, animal helper was making a Simnelcake and needed a dozen more eggs,
Gentleman farmer Ralph scouted down the lane on a little quad bike looking for 2 lost sheep
Joanne walked her dog around the Marian, like me she still has a troublesome cough
And as Margaret and her sister brought fresh flowers to the new graveyard
and Auntie Gladys polished the glass bowl in her front room window
I talked to Bob on the icy pavements near High Street while a familiar battered old red landrover caught my eye as it sped towards Lloc
It was the RFWF's  landrover
I had not seen it since he died

The sight of it tugged at my heart just a little

26 comments:

  1. Yes, I'm sure it would do that. He must have been a kind soul to have someone like you feel some sadness. Deb

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  2. He is still making his presence felt.

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  3. a day in the life of Trelawnyd...happiness and sadness

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  4. Yes, the most mundane things can bring back the strongest memories... I have a simple mixing bowl that can bring back the fondest memories of my Grandma. Hope you have more memory making days, good ones.

    Cat

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  5. agree with Cat. The smallest, simplest things.

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  6. That read almost like poetry, John. "Trelawnyd on a Thursday". Here's to many more like it!

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  7. Who was driving the LR?
    Jane x

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    1. I suspect it was Ed the RFWF's son x

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  8. The grandest honor one can give or receive - being both remembered fondly and honestly missed - once departed...

    A beautifully written vignette of a Thursday and a life John.

    Issy

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  9. I know that feeling John....

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  10. Your ordinary happenings sound like a life well loved. Sad and wonderful that you can still feel the presence of someone passed.

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  11. A vivid little word picture of village life. Very evocative, John. There's a poet under that scruffy exterior!

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  12. I love post like this. A morning in the village.

    cheers, parsnip

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  13. Of course it would. That's understandable.
    Lovely post, John. *hugs* ♥

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  14. My friend, I can certainly understand how that would have tugged at your heart. Reflective thoughts and an old red Landrover.

    Peaceful wishes and at almost four in the morning, I reckon I should try to get some sleep.

    Gary

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  15. A day in the life...

    I presume the Land Rover was not the one in the above picture; I can understand your emotion.

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  16. Now that's a vehicle with character, battered and experienced. New cars always look a bit upset to me.

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  17. Of course it tugged at your soft heart - as it would that of anyone worth knowing.

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  18. Cars, tractors and old houses sometimes look like sad faces. You write some great poetic prose John. Love the picture of the landrover. Think it would look great at your open garden.

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  19. That Land Rover looks on its last legs (wheels?) to me John, but then - like people - Land Rovers can be on their last legs for many years.

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  20. That number plate must be worth a bit of money, looking at it dispassionately. EZ ('easy') 500 (a 'pony') - any horse lover would love that.

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  21. These are my favourite kind of posts, short and sweet like you John. No only joking, what I like is little bits of trivia, day-to-day observations, small bits of news and gossip.

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  22. That is one battered Landrover. It's certainly been uphill and down dale a few thousand times. Just how old is it, I wonder?

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  23. Yes, those everyday items associated with someone take on new meaning when the person has gone. I nearly burst into tears when in a thrift store, i espied a cookie jar like the one my mother had. It came home with me.

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  24. I can see the Red Rover moving with the same authority and kindness RFWF used. It still seems to have the same driver.

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