Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Update

" Who is doing what?" I ventured
The subject was sandwich filling for the Flower Show catering
" I 'll do cheese and pickle" said Pat the Animal helper
" I'm doing ham !" Trendy Carol said ( she was wearing a very nice floral top with matching pumps btw) 
" Tuna!" Sailor John sang out
" I'll do egg" Irene offered.
Meirion and Daphne offered to make fruit cake which confused me slightly and Ann added to the general din by suggesting her and Terry do ham also but with mustard in little pots! 
The bunfight which is the Flower Show Meeting was in full swing.

Auntie Glad sat quietly in her arm chair next to the aga.
She couldn't hear the debate but delighted in the fact it was going on. 
She was dressed neatly in a peach frock with white trim.
She looked bright and happy but had forgotten my surname for the first time since I've known her.
Ann beat her to the steaming kettle when it was time for tea, and helped with frail hands when the large teapot needed pouring .
But again, in her 97 th year, Auntie Gladys enjoyed her umpteenth Flower Show meeting in her spotlessly clean kitchen of the oldest house in the village.

Cro's French Cabbage

Joyce's Zombie Melon

Keep your entries comming! 
jgsheffield@hotmail.com

Gayle from Arizona's tropical parnsnip!

35 comments:

  1. YAYZ that auntie glad is still participating in flower show events. but sad to hear she may be slowing down. :(

    look after each other in the tiny welsh village.

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  2. I forget peoples names too. And I am only 67. Okay Bill?

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  3. I am younger than 67 and I forget peoples names .. I forget a lot of things, especially that a bill is due. Hmmmm.
    I want to be like Auntie Glad. . and sometimes I think not hearing everyone is a gift.

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  4. Trendy Carol is becoming one of my favorite 'characters' in Trelawnyd.

    It's sad when dear people become old and frail and somewhat helpless. Just the other day I was admiring Auntie Glad's fabulous tan here on your blog.

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  5. Glad to hear Auntie Glad is doing better and good on you all for taking care of her. That's the way it should be in my book, as the "elders", I feel, have to much to offer. It's all very Vicar of Dibley-ish isn't it (just wondering who plays Alice). Anna

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  6. If you ever move away from Trelawnyd, the village will never ever be the same again!

    Bless Auntie Glad's heart! Along with her good genes, you, and all the village folks have probably contributed to her good health and zest for living. It sounds like she may have had a mild TIA, but whatever it was doesn't seemed to have stopped her and that is a good thing! She is one in a million that is able to be as independent as she is at her age. And, please tell her that she is famous and we all are waiting for the scone recipe!

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  7. I'm with Rachel here - plastic eyes, etc. As unforgivable to my mind as systematic use of dope by Russian Olympic athletes.

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    1. But wait - could Cro's eyes be Black-eyed peas?

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    2. Cro's were hand drawn

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    3. They're painted drawing pins.

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    4. Plastic eyes or paper eyes

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    5. Oh well that's almost forgiveable

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  8. Pleased to hear the Auntie Glad was at the meeting. :)

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  9. Auntie Glad is SO fortunate to have you all in Trelawnyd....I am sure she was smiling because she feels safe once again with her 'family'.
    Some of these entries are getting very imaginative!

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  10. i am so glad that auntie glad was able to host the meeting! aging sucks big time!

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  11. I am very glad to hear of the Gladys update. The village's support that you write about is really touching my heart. Particularly this week.

    Best wishes. xo

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  12. That is some glamorous Parsnip !! Fabulous !

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  13. Good on you Aunty Gladys .. glad you are well.

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  14. If Auntie glad has suddenly got more gently forgetful, please don,t rule out urine infection.

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  15. I'm so impressed about her spotlessly, clean kitchen. A fine, proud woman. Well done Auntie Gladys.

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  16. I look forward to the annual flower and veg shows. Sweet Aunt Gladys...

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  17. You'll soon need to start planning Aunty Glad's 100th Birthday Party.

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    1. That's strange, Cro, I was thinking exactly the same thing when I read the blog. I do hope she'll make it - and beyond.

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  18. Ah, it is very hard to watch a loved one grow older and frailer. Thinking of all of you. And picturing Auntie Glad in her "peach frock with white trim" - your powers of description are strong, John!

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  19. I liked the "peach frock with white trim" too.

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  20. Good news indeed! My elderly aunt used to forget things when she wasn't well, but it 'came back' once she was on the mend. I'm hoping Aunt Gladys will recover in a day or two.

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  21. Ahh, I miss the bunfights :'-) I hope Aunty Gladys is doing OK, sending my love to you all on the committee xx

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  22. Trelawnyd Flower Show Meetings sound like parish council meetings in "The Vicar of Dibley".

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  23. Good news on the Aunt Glad front, she's a lucky lady to have such splendid neighbours. The meeting sounded crazy but fun. Our local parish meetings are obsessed with dog poo!

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  24. Makes us all want to be there.

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  25. I dread the day you tell us that Auntie Glad has gone.

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  26. What inventive people read your blog, John. How are you going to choose the winner ?

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    1. The flower show judge will pick the winner

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  27. Sadly frailty creeps up at that age John. Do hope she rallies.

    Those entries are just brilliant and make me feel such a dunderhead that I can think of nothing to match the creativity.

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