Wednesday, 8 June 2016

After School


On the back of the previous post.....is this a somewhat happier one.
I was on school pick up today and the girls' job today was to design the Flower Show posters and hang them in the noticeboards by the school and memorial hall.
I almost had a tear in my eye when the girls chatted with Auntie Gladys, who lives near the hall
She complemented  them on their pretty school dresses, even though, I am sure she couldn't quite see the colour of them.

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  1. Precious!. Can say no more, tear in my eye too.
    Auntie Gladys is a pure gem.

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  2. Yes. That picture is, like Auntie Glad, a pure keeper.

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  3. Adore the gentle protective hand on the little girls shoulder!.
    She is a gem!. Love that!.
    Not all older people are nice, have met some horrors, we are all unique.
    Auntie Glad is a diamond.

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    1. I " snapped " this without thinking......
      She caught up unawares as we passed

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  5. Oh ..... I need to know more about Auntie Gladys. What a sweetheart she looks. Can you point me in the direction of some posts of yours pertaining to her. Those little girls are sweeties too.

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    1. Auntie gladys has been a cornerstone of Trelawnyd since she arrived in the 1940s . She comes from a village 17 miles away and was " in service" at a local " big house" as a young woman.
      She married " Bob Railway" from the village and came to live here just after the war.
      She had two daughters one who died tragically in the 1960s and has been an active member of the village for years.
      She was on the village welface committee, for years before it became the Flower show ( which she has been on for 44 years) her husband was a much respected Trelawnyd man who was in the village choir for years.
      Gladys has supported the choir and is their masot for decades.
      She is the matriarch of Trelawnyd

      See my history blog for more info ( click on her photo in the side bar)
      Also,you can see her on youtube !

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    2. What a wonderful lady. I'll check her out. Thankyou! I'm also going to check out your village..it looks delightful. Such a nice name too. Trelawnyd. I'd make a right botch up of the pronunciation I'm sure!

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  6. Nice picture of Aunt Glad and the girls!

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  7. What a nice picture. I like thinking of those two little girls having a wise elder lady like Auntie Glad in their lives.

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  8. how precious! i have a knuckle that is looking a bit like auntie glads...uh oh!

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  9. auntie glad looks good with a tan! and the girls are beautiful!

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  10. I love auntie Gladys hand. There are so many stories.

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    1. She has beautiful hands and such a beautiful face too. I have a picture of my Mums hands at 96 years of age taken next to the hands of her very young great Grandaughter. Just beautiful. Just their hands ... Nothing else!

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  11. What a beautiful photo today.
    Just happy and so perfect.
    I have tears in my eyes.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  12. It is wonderful that Auntie Glad is now forever acknowledged through your blog. Those girls are lucky to know her and maybe can soak up some wisdom from her along the way. -Jenn

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  13. If only you had a video of the conversation, it would have been priceless! Those girls are so lucky to be able to know a woman of Auntie Glad's generation. I hope they will always remember her! God bless Auntie Glad, those two beautiful young girls, and you. You with heart of gold!

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  14. Auntie Glad has quite a tan there!

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  15. The girls' dresses are so sweet and traditional, are they actually their school uniforms? Too nice for that. Lovely photo of the girls and Auntie Glad.

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  16. Good to see a smiling Auntie Glad. She's a true star of blog world.

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  17. What a fantastic photo. We have an Auntie Glad here by name of Margareet who turned 100 this month.

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  18. There is a radiance about them that has nothing to do with the Sun. Auntie is still a beautiful woman and if the eyes as they say are the mirrors of the soul, hers is almost diaphanous. And the two little beauties are the perfect frame for a wonderful picture that I am sure they would treasured when they are older. Make sure all of them have a hard copy, things are so transient that is best to hold on to something with your hands, not in our computers. Good on you John, thank you. We all need an Auntie Gladys and very few of us are that lucky.

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  19. Lovely photo.
    I wonder, in future, how many villages will have an Auntie Glad?

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  20. It is you John that connect the two worlds,and doing it with such a grace.

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  21. A wonderful photo John. Are you keeping a village scrap book ?

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  22. And those are three irresistible smiles!

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  23. Lovely to see all three smiling. Aunt Gladys looks as though she too will go on for ever.

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  24. The deterioration in Aunt Glad's eyesight is worrying me. She could easily have an accident in her home because of this. How long should an elderly person hang on to their independence when their faculties are clearly failing?

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    1. My Mum in Law, Jessie was blind for the last three years of her life and she lived completely independently. She knew the inside of her house, every cupboard and shelf contents and the front and back gardens like the back of her hand, there was never any need for us to worry.

      SHE used to tell us to be careful not to trip over things that she had left out!!

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    2. I know all about that worry and it's a very real one. My Mum is 95, lives in her own home with only her much loved dog for company. She is legally blind and her legs aren't as reliable as they used to be. When I have talked to her about my worry she has made it quite clear that continuing to live independently is a risk she is prepared to take. Perhaps Aunty Glad is of a similar mind. Different countries but the same generation. Tough old buggers who want to go on their own terms and good luck to them.

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  25. They don't make 'em like Auntie Glad anymore!!!

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  26. That's a lovely photo of three of your favourite village girls :-)

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  27. Auntie Glad is wearing a fabulous colour..it really suits her.

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  28. This beautiful photo of Auntie Glad and the girls certainly brought tears to my eyes. She is a treasure.

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  29. Beautiful picture and post.

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  30. Completely charming.

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  31. Gorgeous girls all 3 of them x

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  32. It is nice to see young kids grow up to know life in the country and it truly takes a village to raise this new generation. When they are adults these are the memories they will have to guide them.

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