Friday, 2 December 2005

The show must go on !!

Yesterdays story about Wind in the willows ,set me thinking of other productions I have taken part in .When I was a young Mum I belonged to the Womens institute ,and loved it , it opened so many doors for me at that time,and yes we sang Jerusalem with gusto ,my jam was good enough for spreading onto my kids bread ,not exhibition standard! We were lucky as there was a good mix of members age wise ,the older ones tolerant of us younger ones ,and eager to teach us, not only the ropes but the correct procedures for meetings etc I learned how to plan a meeting and agendas and what ad hoc meant !!I went on, after having officers jobs in my own WI ,to become convenor to six other WIs and even went to the Abert Hall one year as our federation representative (this was all valuable training in latter years for jobs Ive done )when I say the older members were tolerant ,they were actually quite proud of the fact that some of their members were trying to,change the Jam and Jerusalem image by Pictures in the Stamford Mercury  wearing~ quote" the shortest mini skirts in Northamptonshire !!"(Ienjoyed wearing hot pants too round about that time !!).

Im digressing ,I really enjoyed WI drama and belonged to the drama group ,we put on plays, we did sketches ,lots of comedy routines ,we took part in drama festivals ,where we were ;nerve rackingly judged ,scutinized , adjudicated up on ,and got through to the next round quite often .I even went to a drama work shop weekend once with my sister Jean looking after my then small children .Then as the children got bigger and joined the cubs/scouts /brownies ,our talents were then called upon to entertain at fund raisers for these groups ,So yes like my old pal!!Sir Cliff ,...........I trod the boards in my time, if only ,in village halls .school gyms and scout huts ,so in good theatrical style I will leave you because         " I want to be alone "             well Ive no choice really as Maurice is working tonight LOL    With love daarrlings   Jan xx Mwah  Mwah !!

9 comments:

ally123130585918 said...

I just loved reading your entry today...Hotpants they bring back memories, did you war the high white boots....Obviously Sir Cliff didn't do the things you have done He never could have said With love daarrlings Mwah..Mwah !!  Very Funny
Ally

jlocorriere05 said...

Haven't done much acting myself but I was in a school concert and sung Sailor, Petule Clarks song, also painted the scenery for Pirates of Penzance. I made tons of blackberry jam for my kids when they were young, like yours not exhibition quality but it never killed anyone!! Jeannette.

jeanno43 said...

Love the Mwah mwah daarling lol.  Sounds like you had lots of fun. I was never a member of the W.I.  Did belong to a dramatic group though along with my Mother. Used to love it.

sarajanesmiles said...

Ooh, I didn't know you were a thespian ;o)
It does sound like you had fun at the WI.
Have a most pleasant evening daarling, toodle pip, mwah mwah!!
Sara   x

labdancer51 said...

hehehe!  I haven`t done a school play since I was eight and I played Ali Baba!  :o)

Sandra xxxx

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan good entry today bought back so many memories of WI days.Must get that scrap book to you .Have a lovely w/end.......Love Jeanxx

woodsey2 said...

Wow sounds like you had great fun at the WI, wasn't a lover of drama at school and would freak now if i had to do anything like that LOL

Jo xxx

faircolleen said...

Ive never done any acting but can see why you would be good in drama lol.Sounds like you had a lot of fun Jan .

kokoapuffy1 said...

LOL! Jan, Thanks for the laughs...Mwah Mwah! Hot pants, mini skirts and knee high white boots. Yep...those were the days. Do you still make jam? I don't. Think it is wonderful that you started in the drama group...and later trod the boards. Can I have your autograph?!?!? LOL.  Hope you enjoyed your  lovely evening....daarrling. Mwah Mwah!!            ~Deborah