Wednesday, 7 August 2019

It's In A Look


Facebook has an endearing little habit of sending you photos on anniversary days and this one came out of the blue this morning...
Three years ago Auntie Gladys made a rousing speech and opened the village Flower Show for the first time even though she had helped run it for over 40 years
It would be her last year in Trelawnyd. And she was 97
I love this photo.
If you love and respect someone it shows on your face

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  1. She must have felt those feelings coming from you. How nice to have that preserved in a photo. Now you're sure it showed on your face and with your demeanor.- Mary

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  2. Really lovely and so nice that there is a laughing, happy face behind you both. The two best loved people in Trelawnyd!

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    1. Those faces are of Animal Helper pat and Ann both committee members from the flower show committee

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    2. And many others are loved.

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  3. A lovely photo. I agree feelings do show on most faces. I would be a terrible poker player!

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  4. This picture is worth ten thousand words.

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  5. Lovely shot John - is she still going strong?

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    1. Yes indeed , she's 100.

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    2. Your post yesterday had me remembering Auntie Gladys and the flower show. Happy to know she is still going strong.
      parsnip

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  6. Because you have been able to weave stories that draw me in and touch my heart, I look at this picture with a huge smile and a feeling of love for both you and Auntie Gladys.

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    1. I would never have realised that one of my friends would have been a lady in her nineties

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  7. I remember the day well John, your love and respect for showed, as it does in the photos, and her reciprocal feelings for you were evident every time you spoke. It was a lovely day, I'm so glad you have it preserved forever in this photo.

    And yes I love Facebook Memories each day too, it throws up some corkers sometimes :-)

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    1. That should say 'for her showed all day'

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    2. I remember you there too, supporting the day xx

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  8. What is not to love about this photo? Your admiration really does show. I'm sure it was mutual. That there are smiling onlookers is icing on the cake.

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    1. The other members of the show committee

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  9. bless auntie glad. SMOOCHES to you!

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  10. I can't get Dusty out of my head. That's Springfield not Bin x

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  11. Whoa, forty years! That’s dedication.
    That’s a lovely photo.

    XoXo

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  12. That is one of the mist beautiful photographs I have seen in a very long time.x

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  13. Barbara Anne6:07 pm

    How wonderful to have that moment captured for all time. Heartwarming, indeed. Perhaps it needs to be framed and put somewhere in your cottage?

    Hugs!

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    1. Like that idea. Great photo of you both.

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  14. Lovely woman...I miss Auntie Gladys too.

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    1. She caught the imagination of many readers

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  15. How nice to have this photo. Sometimes important moments get missed but somebody caught this one and caught it well.

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    1. It was a blog reader who sent it me

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  16. How lovely and what a wonderful photo. A grand old dame/Matriarch. Glad she is still going strong. Reminds me of my grandmother. Her nick name was the Duchess. You never crossed her though. Happiness is oozing from both of you. xx

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  17. Some Facebook memories are sweet, some not so; they can be painful sometimes.

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  18. I remember that post. I also recall scones tied onto the door handle of the cottage, meeting around her table and her sitting in a chair outside her front doorstep - all from reading this blog! x

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  19. Such warmth and happiness in that photograph x

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  20. She's amazing. I love that photo of you both together.

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  21. I like that photo, yes I can see that look of pride on your face, beautiful.

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  22. Lovely Aunt Gladys.

    If, as you say, love and respect shows in your face I wonder whether you'd be recognizable whilst looking at me.

    Hug,
    U

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    1. This post isn't about u

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    2. You don't get a jokey remark, do you? Do you ever engage in lighthearted banter or is that only reserved for the selected few?

      U

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  23. What a lovely photo of you two.

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  24. You had a rosette for Best in Breed I see.

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  25. Amazing lady and a lovely picture of you both x

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  26. You're right, you can read an awful lot about people from their face. Lovely that Auntie Gladys got to open the fete after all her years of hard work.

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    1. It was a fitting end to a wonderful career

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  27. That pic holds a lot of dear memories.

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  28. One can see the love and caring in your eyes, John. By the way, that is a very nice picture of you.

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  29. No you don’t , you’re lovely Teresa

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  30. What a great picture! Speaking of which, who's in the "Growing Older in Style" picture in your sidebar?

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  31. May you be home until you are 98. Great memories

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  32. You know, John (Bunyon), you showed us a lot of living through Aunt Gladys.

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  33. One for the mantlepiece!

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  34. What a lovely non posing photo worth framing John.

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  35. fb does have its uses...sometimes!
    A lovely photo indeed

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  36. A picture can still paint a thousand words.

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  37. It's nice for us, too, to see a photo of the two of you and remember the wonderful stories you have told about Auntid Gladys.

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  38. It sure does show on your face. And, by the way, you should never leave the house without your blue ribbon.

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  39. Are you able to visit Auntie Gladys from time to time? x

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  40. That "look of love". Great and lasting friends.

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