Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Auld Lang Syne

I managed to get to choir tonight.
I've missed a few practices.
We sang a lovely a Capella version of Auld Lang Syne and nailed it completely.
It's one of our  songs for the Christmas performance in The Eagle and Child pub.
It was quite lovely

At the end of choir practice we have a tradition to sing an alternate version of  Happy Birthday for any members who are celebrating that week and tonight Albert, our oldest chorister was 90. His daughter brought in a candle festooned cake as we turned off the lights and sang and I caught myself shedding a tear at Albert's obvious joy at all of the attention.
Jamie the choirmaster, I think noticed that I was moved and made a bee line for me as everyone said their goodbyes. He's just got married to his husband a few months ago and I think likes another gay bloke in the choir......however because of that I couldn't quite tell him that I wasn't quite ok, and disappeared as the reminents of the cake were handed out.

I did a talk to occupational health staff on Samaritans today which went well, I had forgotten how easy I find public speaking.....must be the showgirl in me......I've been " booked" for a few similar gigs from now on.......


Mary's op tomorrow ...

47 comments:

  1. I shall be thinking of Mary, and you, tomorrow. Hopefully everything will go ahead and there'll be no foul ups as last time! I'm sure she'll be fine, I know it's no use telling you not to worry, but don't worry too much! X

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  2. I too will be thinking of you both tomorrow.
    You find public speaking easy? Quite a lot of people are going to envy you for that.

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  3. Anonymous9:25 pm

    My very best wishes for Mary and a massive (mental) hug for you John.

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  4. I hope Mary's op goes ahead okay tomorrow. The choir sounds like a good thing for you.

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  5. How wonderful to be an active member of the choir at 90. I'm not surprised you became emotional when the lights went out and the cake came in, it would have been hard not to.

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  6. But one day you will be ok John...or the best ok you can be....and that's going to be alright......and I'm celebrating today so I'll imagine the choir signing to me if you don't mind....give Mary a hug from me xxxx

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  7. I'm hoping that Mary sails through with no problems. I am sad that you are often sad, John. In an awful way, I hope the Prof is as sad sometimes. I know you would not like that idea, but I can be so on your behalf. You will prevail and be happier someday than you could ever have imagined. Keep doing and going and living and loving and carrying on. It's all out there waiting for you.

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  8. How lovely. Hugs for Mary and for you tomorrow x

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  9. Sending hugs and good vibes to Mary and yourself John for tomorrow. Will be waiting to hear how the dear girl goes.

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  10. Good Vibes to Mary from Laddie the WonderCollie.

    It's better to shed the tears than bottle everything up and then explode like a volcano.

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  11. Nothing but good thoughts sent your way and Mary's from me.

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  12. Hugs to you and Mary.

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  13. Yes I join in the hugs.

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  14. Hugs for Mary tomorrow and you as well John.

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  15. Hoping for you and Mary all goes well.x

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  16. get well soon, sweet mary; your daddy needs you!

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  17. Thinking of you John Gray ... love to Mary xx

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  18. Hoping Mary does well, gets back to 100% fast. Do take care of yourself, time will come when you will be able to talk. Pain and anger take time.

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  19. Hugs to Mary and the rest of the pack, John the dogs. By the time I wake up in California the ear ordeal will be over and I hope you blog the good news asap.
    The other thing that will be over is our 2018 election. I hope to f@#$ that the orange cheeto gets a comeuppance and maybe will get impeached, then jailed. When I dream, I dream big. Tomorrow will be a great or horrible day for me. If the election goes against him the only other thing I want is rain.
    Hang in there John the dogs. We’re all wishing wonderful things for you.

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  20. Sending you good thoughts and positive energy.

    Take care.

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  21. I will be here first thing in the morning, checking on how well Mary is doing and all the praise that the doctors have for her :)
    Today would have been our/my anniversary .. we married in the 70's .. it seems like 100 years ago ..

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  22. Thinking of you and Mary.

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  23. Good luck with Mary. Your account of the 90 year old's enjoyment made my eyes water too. Good on you for feeling so comfortable with public speaking! Not many do!

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  24. A video of your pub gig would be nice.... any hopes?

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  25. Barbara Anne5:02 am

    Remember, he (or she) who sings prays twice! So nice to honor the birthday dear with song and cake.

    Wishing you and Mary well before, during, and after. Happy healing to her.

    Hugs!

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  26. Dear Mary! My hopes are that she sails through her surgery with no problems. And you, John Gray, to you I send hugs and wishes for continuing good things. Or the start of good things?

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  27. Anonymous7:31 am

    Hope all goes well with Mary. Look after yourself -easy to say I know but you will get there. Take small steps and each step will gradually become more easier. Love and hugs to you and the hairy ones.Wandaxx

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  28. Glad for the update on the choir practice. Did my comment on the deleted post spur you on to go? Probably not! It's good that you have been booked for public speaking - now you can put yourself forward for your one man show 'A Trelawnyd Villager' but have guest spots for some of the main village characters. The audience could be invited to bring along their best novelty vegetable for display at the front of the stage. I do overthink sometimes. x

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  29. Good luck to Mary for her op. What exactly is she having done? I am interested as my schnauzer, Alexi, has ear regular ear issues. X

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  30. Mary Jenkins8:51 am

    will be thinking of you - and Mary today

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  31. In spite of getting married recently, I have a feeling that Jamie is on the brink of an affair. I hope he likes dogs.

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    1. Not really funny YP

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    2. Sorry for any offence caused. That was not my intention.

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  32. I hope you and Mary are both ok today.

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  33. Jamie figures it out I’m sure. Thinking of you and Mary. Showgirl, huh? Maybe Mistress Maddie can fly over and glam you up!

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  34. All my best hopes for Mary. And for you!

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  35. I hope Mary's op goes well and she gets home soon. x

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  36. Thinking of you today. Wish a few of us blog readers could be there in person to support you. I'd bring Scotch eggs for you and sausages for the crew. ♥

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  37. Aw love....it’s ok not to be ok. Big fat hugs to you.

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  38. Hey John, how are you and Mary?

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  39. I'll be thinking of you and Mary tomorrow xxxx

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  40. I remember how hard it was to participate in activities that I had once enjoyed when I was going through my divorce. Even while that participation was the life line that I needed to keep myself grounded. I'm glad you are surrounded by people who care about you. Hope all goes well with Mary tomorrow.

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  41. It will all get easier in time.......until then, sing your lungs out!

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  42. I would enjoy attending, listening to one of your talks.
    When ones heart is full, yet emptied . . .
    I would have found the exit too.
    Please Mary . . . heal sweetly . . .

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