Thursday, 15 August 2013

Funeral Morning

Only one of the 33 refugees didn't make it through the night.
She had hidden herself away in the undergrowth 
And a pile of feathers laid testament to the fact that one of the field badgers had found her
The other hens, spread through the untidy collection of coops that make up theUkrainian village,
are awake and foraging with the field hens
Peace has returned.
The gravedigger arrived early this morning.As we speak, he is working away opening one of the graves in the new cemetery 
It is Sylvia's funeral today at 11
I am helping out with other Flower Show Committee members and helpers at the memorial Hall 
after the service
We are " doing the teas"
It seems right that we are helping out
The Flower Show Committee 2012 ( Sylvia 2nd from left)

39 comments:

  1. I say it again - I am fascinated by the lady with the hat and bobbles, but will refrain from making another comment about the bobbles unless you ask me to - again.

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    1. I cannot stop myself
      Ok, I'm asking

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  2. Yes, I agree with Tom - that lady does rather stand out as being shall we say 'different' from the rest John.

    As for the funeral - glad you are helping and I know that
    Sylvia will be there with you in spirit.

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  3. I hope you all give Sylvia a good "send off" - even the young lady with the weird hat bottom right. I assume she's the village idiot?

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    1. No, you hold that title, YP.

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  4. YP is so subtle. I too am fascinated by the Welsh titfer. Is she perhaps a pawnbroker?

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  5. That's a dreadfult thing to say
    That's Hannah, our youngest committee member.. Who was only having a bad hair day
    She's a delightful character

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    1. Bad hair? Oh, I thought that was a woolly hat. What do you call that traditional Welsh hairstyle? ...Sorry we shouldn't really be jesting as the village says its last goodbye to Sylvia.

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    2. I will be most impressed if she made that hat herself though.

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    3. I wish I did, MissFifi, but it's from TopShop! And yes, a very bad hair day!

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    4. Take no notice of YP Hannah
      He's a lovely old buffer usually

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  6. i think hannah is cute! sylvia would like the turnout i am sure!

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  7. Hannah's gorgeous, and you can't beat a bit of young fresh blood on any committee, especially if they have the individuality to wear such an amazing hat!!

    I'll be thinking of you all as you lay Sylvia to rest, so nice to be a part of a village where you know each other and are a valued part of each others lives.

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    1. Agreed.... We needed someone pretty and talented
      ( she's a wizz at photography and making carrot doggies!

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  8. Even though we live in this thing called a global village, it is nice to get the sense of a real village through your blog, and read the village news each day. Well done on your 600 badge BTW.

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  9. Well, Hannah certainly knows how to make a fashion statement!

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  10. Comfort to Sylvia's village. Good memories with the tea.

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  11. This is common head gear of the students at the art college in our city. Actually it's the norm. If you see a handmade Viking cap walking down the street you know for certain they are an artist in the making!

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  12. I would like to believe that dear Sylvia would appreciate the humour here re: Hannah's headgear. LOL! Can't beat some of those comments and won't attempt to!

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  13. Seeing Hannah my first thought was "Biggles!"

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  14. I would just like to point out that I don't always wear this hat! It was cold (November, I think) and I was having a very bad hair day ;-)

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    1. Now you've disillusioned us all Hannah ...Lol!

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    2. Haha!

      Photographic evidence: me sans hat

      http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g369/finleyjon/image_zpsdc1948fb.jpg

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    3. Totally beautiful (with or without your lovely hat). Now you'll just have Tom Stephenson going PHWOAR!!!!!! all over again.. Lol

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  15. John, we're going to have to take a new group photo at the next meeting :-P

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    1. Agreed
      Could I have my photo taken through gauze?

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    2. A soft filter and candle light will do wonders for all of you.

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    3. With the hat, I trust!

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  16. Hi John, I think Hannah is a real looker, to bad YP can't see that, and to think that Hannah is a photographer, my kind of gal.

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    1. Horst in Edmonton - are you the 700th follower that John has dreamed about all his life? Do you used to put film in your old 35mm?

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    2. My dream is 1000

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    3. Is that a carpet-cleaner?

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    4. Hey Tom, yes, I was a Pro photographer for about 38 years so I have put a lot of film in my cameras over the years. A 35 MM camera was just a toy to me but I did have a few.

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  17. Well I LIKE your hat, Hannah! Wish I had one just like it and I would wear it all winter long, bad hair or good. I think YP is just jealous.

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    1. Oh, and by the way, so sorry about Sylvia... poor Sylvia, spotlight taken by a hat....

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  18. I also like the hat, and the flower shower committee looks like a fun group.

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