I think we did Sylvia proud, all told. One of her daughters turned up just before we opened the doors and spent an emotional few minutes walking around the exhibits, soaking up memories of Flower Shows Past . It was a quiet, moving moment to watch.
Mr Butler our lead vegetable judge, shed a few tears too. Although a national Exhibit Judge of some standing, he has been involved in our little show for many years now and forged close links with Sylvia during her time as secretary.
" I'll be back next Year" he assured us all tearfully as he left " I promised Sylvia I would"
Another constant in the tradition.
We went to my celebrate my brother in laws birthday last night, and. was asked what my favourite part of the day was. I could have said many things.....the camaraderie of the show committee, the fun and humour of the silly " novelty veg" entrants, Auntie Glad beaming at the success of her raffle, meeting fellow blogger Jeneane and her daughter who turned up out of the blue, Sandra Cameron getting all emotional over her prize winning beet roots....Terry Malthoff's quiche victory.....the list could have gone on and on
But I think what moved me the most, was the reaction and happiness shown by local character Pippa, who entered several classes at the last minute. she won one of the larger trophies of the show, and the win , which was totally unexpected, tickled her pink......I think that made me feel that the whole slog was worthwhile.
Anyhow..apologies for not replying to comments...I will be busy today and am working a night shift later on....I will be buggered tomorrow