Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Competition


Whilst looking for some important papers, by chance, I came upon this single telegram from my parent's wedding which took place in 1946. I have no idea who Aunt Grace was, but I was more struck by the telegram itself, which, I think, is a wonderfully old fashioned and much missed wedding  
tradition!
I would love some telegrams for our wedding
And so...I will set you all a bit of a challenge out there
With the wedding only 2 weeks away.....I want you to send me your best telegram message
You can type it in the comments box, or if you are feeling all technical you can email a photo of it
( jgshefield@hotmail.com) ..whatever way you do it, the winner will be picked out on the 5th March
( the night before the wedding)
The winner will receive a genuie welsh love spoon! ( ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh!!!!)

67 comments:

  1. third attempt to send this. I recall that when reading a telegram the word stop is said to indicate a period. So here goes

    may you never stop loving and respecting one another stop having more laughter and good times than tears and stressful times stop remembering the many blogreaders,family and friends who care for you and wish you a very happy marriage

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  2. Love knows no reason, no boundaries, no distance STOP
    It has a sole intention of bringing people together to a time called forever STOP
    My Best to you both on this wondrous occasion STOP
    Robert

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  3. John Grey and Dr. Chris (stop) May all good things come your way (stop) on this most precious of days and always (stop) lashings of good wishes are flying your way. (stop) Delores

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  4. all best wishes good things and hopes for many wonderful years of marriage together STOP

    may your love never end STOP

    Amy

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  5. JOHN AND CHRIS

    LOVE AND BEST WISHES ON THIS HAPPIEST OF DAYS - STOP-

    CHRIS PLEASE TELL JOHN THAT HE HAS A SQUASHED CANAPE ON HIS LEFT SLEEVE-STOP-

    AND THE M&S SCOTCH EGG IS SHOWING IN HIS RIGHT TROUSER POCKET-STOP-

    KKC

    There, I think that covers all eventualities.

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  6. I'm not sure if anyone can top KitKatCot's telegram, but I'm anxious to see them try :)

    By the way, this is NOT my entry! Going away now to think about it :)

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  7. Rarely comment but as it's a special occasion here goes!

    John and Chris

    May this day be blessed with joy love and laughter and for all time. STOP

    Remember that love is a book with many chapters and pages STOP
    And sometimes in the story of you both there maybe times when you are on different sentences STOP
    That's ok as long as you are both always on the same page STOP

    Congratulations to you both STOP

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  8. A Welsh Love Spoon. Great.

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    1. If you win ,ll send you a candle for your stick

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    2. Now you're talking.

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    3. HOLD EVERYTHING STOP GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH SHOWS CHRIS TO BE YOUR NATURAL BROTHER STOP I HOPE THIS DOES NOT AFFECT OUR FRIENDSHIP STOP WITH LOVE COMMA THE VICAR STOP

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    4. You're a contender!

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    5. oh dear god, i nearly spluttered porridge all over laptop then.
      i like you, you're funny.

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  9. Dear Professor and Merry Ham -

    I'm including a few words of advice from the telegram folks...

    STOP and smell the roses (stop)
    Don't STOP us now (stop)
    Don't STOP believing (stop)
    And if you ever (stop) Ever (stop) Want to say "STOP the world, I want to get off" remind yourselves to: STOP in the name of love! (stop)

    Seriously - Always and only the best for you both, with a big side-serving of laughter. (Full Stop)

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    1. Errrr, thought I should include that in my neck of the woods calling someone a 'Ham' means they are someone who likes to make others laugh, tell stories, etc...

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  10. this is my favorite telegram ever, from Jewish mother to son:

    "Start worrying. Details to follow!"

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  11. 'To dr. Chris and nurse John. Don't stop. Carry on.'

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  12. Thinking cap has gone on and I am brushing up my skills to photograph a telegram and send it to you (if I can manage that). Two weeks to go - getting near - keep off the Scotch eggs so that your suit still fits by the way.
    Are all the dogs coming to the wedding in their best bibs and tuckers?

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  13. I think KKC's comment is absolutely brilliant.
    To John and Chris. Stop.
    Have a wonderful day and a lifetime of happiness. Stop.

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  14. To John and Chris Stop

    Just remember Stop
    He is right Stop

    Love Shoshanah

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  15. I shall tell you two what Granny told me:

    Never go to sleep angry, you don't know who might not wake up.

    Marriage takes 110% effort all the time by both.

    Remember to listen and never forget to laugh together.

    Happy Wedding, y'all!

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  16. Will think about it...quality of my good wishes for you both not to be measured by the sharpness (or otherwise) of my wit. For my money, Shoshanah has a good one! Weaver of Grass has good advice too!!

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  17. John, whatever you're doing STOP It's annoying Chris so STOP
    Just stop STOP

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  18. Dear Chris and John - stop - best wishes as you sail into life together - stop - damn the torpedos - stop - full speed ahead!

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  19. Thank you all for your telegrams am loving these! Xxx

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  20. = JOHN AND CHRIS = MAY YOUR LOVE GROW STRONGER = CONGRATULATIONS = ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL+

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    1. I'm going to print all these out by the way x

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  21. Chris STOP Winnie STOP She's making a mess of that gentleman's leg so tell her to desist I mean! STOP

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  22. JOHN AND CHRIS ABOUT TO EMBARK ON A MARITAL JOURNEY STOP

    THEIR SATCHELS ARE PACKED STOP

    AN APPEARANCE IN THEIR FINEST IS EXPECTED STOP

    WINING AND DINING TILL THE WEE HOURS STOP

    FUN FOR ALL TO BE HAD STOP

    JOHN AND CHRIS TO OFFICIALLY BOND THEIR LOVE DON'T STOP


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  23. I know I won't win STOP I'm just being nosy STOP How old were your parents when they had you STOP

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  24. It's taken so long for Same Sex marriage to be legal you would think we are back in the day of telegrams STOP. What took so F---ing long STOP. Felicitations and all that STOP.

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  25. John ans Chris [STOP]
    You share a love that's true [STOP]
    Congratulations and Best Wishes [STOP]
    On this day you say 'I do' [STOP]

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  26. 5902 Mt Eagle ++

    John and Chris, Trelawnyd, North Wales, United Kingdom ++

    Congratulations, wishes of love and happiness to you and all of yours - with fur or feathers ++

    I slightly Welsh - Traveling Penguin ++

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  27. Love is blind but marriage is a real eye-opener!! Always remember to put the cap back on the toothpaste tube and you will be blessed with love and happiness forever!!

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  28. I think almost everyone of us has had an "Aunt Grace." I've had three of them, all lovely women.
    For your wedding:
    "You are now one, live in happiness and contentment."

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  29. There's a man in the village called Gray
    Who is finally having his way
    To join the hen-pecked and harried
    in other words 'married'
    Just hope it's a wonderful day.

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  30. I can't top the humour and poetry, so I'll have to join the serious folks:

    May you grow old together, and feel forever young.

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  31. Now brains at the mo to enter comp, but here is a 'funny' story. my brothers wedding totally eclipsed (ie everyone forgot) my 18th birthday a couple days previously (1980 if you're asking) and i mentioned that night before wedding that the prev day had been my 18th. no-one seemed bothered but I did get a 'Happy 18th Birthday' telegram read out at the wedding breakfast. wasn't i lucky #irony

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  32. Thank you all.......keep EM comming
    Xxxx

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  33. HAVE FUN stop WE ARE FINE stop DON'T HURRY HOME stop LOVE THE CRACK HOUSE WHORES stop

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  34. Not entering the comp but, this is what my (then) future Father-in-Law said to us before we got married - "Marriage is and Institution, if you two want to live in an Institution for the rest of your lives, go ahead!".
    Well, the Institution saw 'pulled down' 7 yrs later! (Divorced).

    Here's wishing you both health, wealth, joy and happiness forever! xx

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  35. Sorry for the typing errors in previous comment! And should be an, saw should be was.

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  36. Oh I would love that spoon but I have nothing clever or profound......blessings on you both.

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  37. " John Stop Chris Stop No do not stop Stop"

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  38. “May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart”

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    1. Whoops forgot the 'stop'

      Best wishes to you both

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  39. Forty plus years ago, the minister who was conducting our wedding service, suggested that three words were all I needed to remember on our wedding day. They were -Aisle, Alter, Him- and do you know ... he was right.

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  40. Dammit.... the last word should be spelt Hymn. Sorry!

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  41. May your scotch eggs be many STOP
    Your worries be few STOP
    A lifetime of happiness STOP
    To Dr. Chris and you. STOP
    x

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  42. Two weeks?!! Oh my, how exciting! I've never sent a telegram, but I'll do my best to add to the joy of your very big day.

    DEAR SIR JOHN GREY AND DR SAINT CHRISTOPHER STOP NO DON'T STOP STOP I MEAN GO STOP GO ON AND GET MARRIED ALREADY BECAUSE IT IS HIGH TIME YOU EACH HAD YOUR JUST DESSERTS FOR PUTTING UP WITH EACH OTHER STOP WISH I COULD BE THERE AND NOT JUST FOR DESSERT STOP BIG SLOPPY AMERICAN HUGS AND KISSES

    Seriously, I am too ridiculously excited about the marriage of a scruffy farming Queen in Wales that I've never met. May it be a day of dreams come true!

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    1. I know what you mean, I'm ridiculously excited too. What is it about you John?

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    2. So sweet Alison xxxxx

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  43. I may use some of these for my speech xx

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  44. May you lean on each other's strengths and forgive each other's weaknesses. Congratulations on your wedding and a love which will endure...even a zombie apocalypse!

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  45. For a happy marriage STOP Start STOP Continue STOP Never stop STOP

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  46. John Gray
    who is rather gay
    met Dr. Chris
    who is also that way
    And thus we meet
    on this gay day
    to join them both
    and send on their way

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  48. John and Chris

    On this first day of your married lives, may happiness rain down on you, fill your hearts with renewed love for each other and may every day of the rest of your lives be filled with love, understanding and many, many many scotch eggs. STOP

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  49. Come in late, behind the beat
    With the others, can't compete
    With shortened verse, still want to say,
    Wishing you both a wonderful day
    And not a mention of you being ... a same-sex couple.

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  50. DEAREST MR & MR STOP ITS ABOUT TIME STOP WHEN ARE THE GRANDBABIES GOING TO ARRIVE STOP GET TO IT STOP MUCH LOVE & HUGS FROM MONTANA USA


    xoxo

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