Monday, 3 July 2017

A Call To Arms ( and some good news to finish)


The ever smiling Terry and Anne have just put up the signs for the Show and with only four weeks to go before we start again for 45 th Year it's all hands on deck.
The Show is open to all; and we have scrapped rules such as only one entry per person per class, to maximise show numbers given competition apathy! 
The show schedule can be seen here
And readers of Going Gently may enter any class if they wish! 
Of course we are still collcting more of your novelty vegetable photos ( Rachel's My Little Pony is the latest example ! - see below) but I have to say that I have also had entries from bloggers for the general snapshot section  " Snapshot of a pet" ( class 37) and " Snapshot of seaside" ( Class 38) 
All photographs will be returned! 
I must add here that in the past we have had several entries to the craft section! So if you are arty in any way please feel free to put something forward! 

My little pony called ginger! 


I shall leave you with some sweet news as when I was away in sunny Spain, I recieved an email from a guy called Phil who is a bigwig in the village Male Voice Choir. 
He and several choir members went to see Auntie Glad recently and she was on much better form than she was when I visited with Amy's beautiful blanket ( which I almost conscripted into class 66 btw!)
Phil sent me this photo of Gladys and " her boys" 




59 comments:

  1. A great My Little Pony and a joy to see Aunty Glad and all the boys.

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  2. Did the boys sing for Auntie Glad ?

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    1. They sang for the whole nursing home

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  3. Lovely to see Aunty Glad and the boys. And Rachel's pony is clever.

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  4. Oh bless her, Isn't she tiny! x

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  5. That's nice news about Auntie Glad. I wonder if she be up to an attendance at the flower show.

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  6. Looks like Auntie Glad runs the Trelawnyd Mafia...

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    1. Sophia from The Golden Girls

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    2. Sophia:
      "Picture it, Sicily 1922. It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times -- it was Sicily 1922. A beautiful young woman with breasts not unlike Brigitte Nielson, except hers moved when she skipped, she comes walking down a picturesque country road when suddenly a yellow Rolls Royce pulls up and blocks her path! The Rolls Royce moves on and the girl finds her pepperoni is missing; she has no pepperoni to bring to her family's table, she gets hysterical. She starts to run. She runs through the field, the meadow, over the hill until she comes to a raging river filled with pepperoni swimming up stream!"

      Dorothy:
      "Ma (interrupting Sophia), peperoni swimming up stream??"

      Sophia:
      "Yeah, I know it's odd. Pepperoni is a land meat -- but there it was.
      She leans into the river, grabs an arm full and races home to feed her family. When she tells them the story they think its an act of God. Then as it turned out a disgruntled pepperoni stuffer had blown up the factory in a neighboring town and caused pepperoni to rain down over a hundred square miles, which is where the old saying "it's raining cats and pepperoni" comes from. Is this helping anyone yet because this sure feels like an ending to me..."

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    3. Sophia's best
      " "May you put your dentures in upside down and chew your head off."

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  7. A picture paints a thousand words, beautiful xx

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  8. Lovely to hear Auntie G was having a good day.
    Do you know that your flower show is the same day - 1st Saturday in August- as Bacton Suffolk Flower Show ( where we once lived) and Knodishall Suffolk Flower show ( where we lived for 23 years). Don't know which one to visit!

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  9. That's the kind of feel good news story I like to read. Dear old soul.

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  10. Wasn't that a beautiful thing to do? And she really does look much brighter!

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  11. All those handsome men had to have a positive affect on Auntie Glad.

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  12. if I'm ever in a nursing home, I hope there will be visits from a male voice choir although being in Australia it's quite unlikely!

    What a lovely story!

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  13. Thanks for the updates

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  14. That's fab.I bet it made her day 😀

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  15. Oh Aunt Glad ... how dear she is and those men are the best, going to visit ... look at her .. I am weeping now, thanks John, it is only 8am lol

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  16. Wishing great success with the Flower Show!
    I can bet that Auntie Glad was 'over the moon' with their singing.

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    1. Her kitchen was often the official " tea tent" for the choir when they practiced in the village hall

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  17. Wonderful to hear that Aunty Gladys is doing well! I am chuckling at the thought of the blanket being conscripted, it would not be the first time that something I had crafted for someone had been entered under their own name in a village show! Yet I have never done it myself. Perhaps I will have to come up with a photo to send you for this years show!

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  18. That is about the most loving picture I have ever seen! How beautiful.

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  19. I'm so grateful that Auntie Glad is cared for and about. My daughter called yesterday to ask my advice about a man who lives in her town. He was hired as a driver in his youth by Georgia O'Keefe and worked for her for many years. He met and drove for many notables in his time, including Pablo Picasso. Now he lives alone in an old school bus in the bare New Mexico desert and is starving because he can't remember to eat. My daughter is trying to rally the community, but no one there really cares about old Tio and his dogs. I wish it were different for him, and good on all of you for caring about Glad.

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    1. Why doesn't she go it alone?

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    2. Yes, that is my first thought, if others are not concerned, eff them, do it on your own !Poor old Tio and his dogs.. it can be different for him, it takes just one concerned person.

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    3. It takes just one act of kindness to galvanize others

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    4. My daughter has tried "going it alone" to help Tio. When he was freezing in his school bus, she contacted Habitat for Humanity which built him a small insulated room to sleep in. Tio is now in need of more care than a single mother of two can provide, and has relatives unto the fifth generation living in the area. She's already provided him with emergency food and is trying to get the family to recognize their obligation to care for this old man. Galvanizing doesn't seem to be happening.

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  20. What a lovely photo of Auntie Glad and her choir boys! It warms my heart to see it.

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  21. I love the photo! Such great news about Auntie Glad!

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  22. This was simply wonderful! How kind of them to go and sing for the entire nursing home and how special they must have made her feel!

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  23. Thank you for the update on Auntie Glad. So nice to see her surrounded by people who are genuinely fond of her. I'll bet the choir boys were a hit throughout the care center.

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  24. Little Glad and Little Pony.

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  25. Such a lovely photo of Auntie Glad she is so tiny.
    Wonderful "My Little Pony"

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  26. What a lovely thing for the male voice choir to do! People can be so kind.

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  27. Very pleased to see Auntie Glad posing with 'her boys'. She looks much more like her old self. Looks like she's had her hair 'done' too. :)

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    1. Yes, I was pleased to see that too Simone, after mentioning a while back that there always appears to be generic short swept back hair cuts in rest homes and care centres, maybe someone read all of the comments!

      Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    2. I think this upset me the most when i saw her last. Her hair tgen was so flat and uncared for...that just was nt gladys

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  28. Lovely photo of Aunt Glad.

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  29. I bet she felt like Queen for a day! How nice the other residents got a chance to see how special she is to your Village!

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  30. I am so glad that Auntie Glad is feeling better. What a treat for everyone to hear the choir.

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  31. Delightful stuff.

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  32. Very glad to hear Auntie Glad had a great day with the guys.

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  33. Kindness just seems to blossom in your corner of the world.

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  34. Kindness just seems to blossom in your corner of the world.

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    1. Thank goodness its everywhere! In gladys' case she reaps what she sowed

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  35. Aww, that brings a big lump to my throat. Well done "boys" you are true gents!! You can see the joy in Aunt Glad.

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  36. That pic is wonderful..it shows 'Life' in AG..x

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  37. I adore that pic of Auntie Glad and her boys!

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  38. How lovely to see her with all her 'boys' :-)

    That visit no doubt raised her high in the care homes esteem, having a whole male voice choir visit and perform ... there can't be many of the residents that get that.

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  39. Good news about Auntie G . . .
    She looks quite "chipper!"
    Bet she loved the visit from the Village Male Chior and the music!

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