Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Pride

Mrs Trellis and her famous bobble hat at the Christmas Fayre

There is something quite moving and incredibly charming about someone's unexpected pride in something they have achieved.
Tonight was a case in point.
The jungle telegraph from The Velvet Voiced Linda and her Trelawnyd Street Wardens was that Mrs Trellis had raised 500£ from her sponsored walk, money which would be earmarked for the staff of my own former Intensive Care Unit
I caught Mrs Trellis out near Byron Street and I told her just how proud we all were of her
Looking beyond the laughter, and the chatter and the matter-of-factness of our conversation
I suddenly recognised a slight waiver of the chin and a watery glint in her eyes and as I repeated the words " Well Done" 
The old lady  raised her head proudly and firmly nodded her acknowledgement to something rather special

And her sudden tearful pride made my heart soar like the swallows over Well Street



52 comments:

  1. Awww.
    Thank you. And her.

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  2. Yorkshire Liz10:38 pm

    Quiet courage quiet dignity and just doing your bit. Nothing more special nothing more heartening. God bless hef!



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  3. Well done! to Mrs. Trellis. And good on you for giving her a hand for a job well done. Everyone does better with positive recognition - everyone.

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  4. Lovely. Thank you for sharing, John. I needed this today.

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    1. It's nice to see genuine happiness and pride
      Pride should never come before a fall

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  5. (applause for mrs. trellis and blue) WELL DONE, GIRL!

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  6. Oh gosh, how lovely ... her reaction to your words AND her achievement.

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  7. Bravo Mrs Trellis♥ I couldn't help but cry reading this post, you have such a gift with words John xx

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    1. It was a small but inspiring moment

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  8. The pride of helping others

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  9. Barbara Anne12:34 am

    Tears in my eyes here at sweet Mrs. Trellis tearing up a bit at your kind and thoughtful words to her.

    Love that bobble hat!

    Hugs!

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    1. We are all convinced she starches it

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  10. can only repeat the comments before. Well done and lovely.

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  11. Way to go, Mrs Trellis! Brava to you and your bobble hat too!

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  12. Your kindness is so true. Makes me feel better about the world.
    Patty

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  13. I think this is part of the problem and congratulations to Mrs. Trellis! We all talk(including myself)...blah..blah...blah but what are WE actually doing to help? In the USA we say it is this persons fault or this person fault but really but really...what are we doing actually to help? After reading this post I am determined to find a way to help.

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  14. Anonymous1:24 am

    Beautiful story, touchingly and sensitively written. Thank you - Mary

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  15. I adore Mrs. Trellis from your village stories.
    Well Done Mrs Trellis ! Well Done !
    cheers, parsnip

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  16. Thank you Mrs.Trellis! And thank you John for your lovely words and emotion.

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  17. Quiet humility. Good for her! -Jenn

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  18. Well done Mrs T. I'm sending a virtual 'Damehood'.

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  19. People who cannot put money in the offering plate on Sunday and people who are just past doing lots of things can often contribute in ways we often cannot discern.

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  20. Aww gotta love Mrs Trellis, quiet pride in a big achievement; not standing up an showboating but you noticed and she realised she was proud. Proud and teary. Well done Mrs T and well done John another moment of your life where you give.

    Jo in Auckland

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  21. She is TRUE great! The world should be filled Mrs. Trellises.

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  22. Well done, indeed, Mrs T!

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  23. Well done Mrs Trellis that is a great achievement x

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  24. Well done Mrs Trellis your an inspiration to us all.

    Thanks for sharing this story with us here, I love the last line !!!

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    1. Thank you , I aim to leave you sobbing

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  25. How dare you call Mrs Trellis "an old lady"? If that old fellow Tom Moore can get a knighthood, I think Mrs Trellis should become a Dame... Dame Joyce Trellis has a nice ring to it.

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  26. Well done to you to John. You have such a kind heart.

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  27. Bravo, Mrs Trellis!

    And John, your ability to capture such heartfelt moments in words is a true gift.

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  28. Bless her, well done Mrs Trellis. You are a kind man.

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  29. Tears come more easily as we get older and we do appreciate people telling us things like that John, so add my good wishes - well done Mrs Trellis.

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    1. Velvet voiced Linda has contacted the local paper...which will be nice

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  30. Thank you all, I hope Mrs Trellis will read all of these good wishes

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  31. I loved this, what a wonderful woman Mrs T must be. She should be proud, that is a wonderful result. Very impressive. And such a kind choice of recipeients oof the proceeds. Well done, Mrs.T

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  32. Well done, Mrs T! Impressive.

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  33. Lovely, simply lovely.

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