Thursday, 22 September 2005

Memories

Maurice has just gone off to work,(its 11.30am),he wont be home until,around 11pm,,happy with his cards and pressies,I bought him an Irish rugby shirt, and some dvds hed wanted,and a tape to do with fishing always a winner! He read your greetings in my comments and was quite touched.Lovely people! No work today, Im only part time,just tomorrow to go, then two days next week at the court I retired from,which will be lovely to see all my old friends again,had some great times there,some sad ones too,which reminds me ....another story,

When I first became a manager there,I went to visit an old lady who had recently moved there following the death of her husband,she was ninety then ,she insisted on showing me round,even though the bungalows were all the same,Ididnt want to hurt her feelings so I allowed her to give me the grand tour.Just off the bedroom is a large walk in cupboard,in there she had a fridge freezer,not working! she was showing me some of the contents,there were photo albums,a fantastic collection of scrapbooks,about the royal family ,world events oh all sorts of things...........right at the bottom in a drawer,were her late husbands slippers filled with pot-pourri..............OOO

My cold feels so much better thankyou everyone,Im off to hang out the washing   With love Jan xx

10 comments:

sarajanesmiles said...

Happy Birthday Maurice :o) :o) :o)
Lovely story, about the old lady and her husbands slippers, very touching.
Sara   x

wobblymoo said...

Happy Brithday from me too, love the Pot Pourri in the slippers lol

jeanno43 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAURICE, and many happy returns.  What a touching story about that old lady.  Reminds me of when I used to work on the geriatric ward and the old ladies there and the tales they used to tell me.  Yes, I have washing out as well.

nedmoh said...

Hello again.HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU MAURICE ,And many , many more to come.G lad you are feeling abit better Jan.That was a lovely story about that ladies  Fridge / freezer and all the things she kept in it, how sweet to keep her husbands slippers.   Love Jeanxx

ally123130585918 said...

Glad Maurice was happy with his pressies - and cards...
I enjoyed reading about the old lady - bless her - Sounds like the contents of that freezer held all her happy memories - last drawer Hubbies slippers - how sweet....Ally

jlocorriere05 said...

That was a lovely story about the old lady and her fridge freezer. I suppose she keeps her memories frozen in time in there!! Glad you feel better now. Jeannette.

labdancer51 said...

Happy birthday to Maurice:-)  Anthing to do with fishing always suits Jim too.  That`s where he is today, and doing quite well from what he told me when I phoned to see how he was.  How sweet to fill her hubby`s slippers with pot pourri....very touching. :-)

Sandra xxxx

lsfp1960 said...

Ok Jan, those of us over here across the sea need to know what "pressies" are.  Isn't funny..all men (no matter where they live) like a new shirt, dvds and fishing gear.  I think men would like to get fishing gear even if they didn't fish.  It's just the fact that they have it to show their buddies !

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jmoqueen said...

Glad your cold is better - poor Maurice havin' to work on his birthday - give him a hug from me :-)  That is so sweet pot pourri in her hubby's slippers!!

thefaircolleen said...

I love hearing about the old people.Thats funny but so touching that the old lady put pot pourii in the slippers that were in the fridge freezer! Happy birthday Maurice,sorry its late but better late than never.