Monday, 12 June 2006

Farewell Walter !

 Thankyou for this one Donna,Donna is in my side bar ,give her a visit

Maurice and I went over to Peterborough this morning to say our farwells to Walter ... It was a lovely service ,the music and hymns were lovely and old Wally loved his music ,the minister a really gentle quiet spoken Lady spoke about Walter ,in her eulogy in a way that touched our hearts ,reminded us about all the endearing little things that was Walter .It was a bitter sweet outing ,we saw a lot of the other residents. It was so nice to see them ,they all said, we looked well ,and that they were pleased to see us, Walters daughters said ,Dad would have been so pleased you came .

We came home and got changed into some thing more comfortable, as well as covered up clothes ,I was glad to get my tights off , The weather  has been very hot and sticky today,Maurice went fast asleep on the couch ,hes working tonight ,I swear that man could go to sleep on a clothes line ,I changed the bed and washed the covers ,I then got brave ,and washed the bedroom curtains ,I love these curtains they are different colours of mauves and lilacs ,They belonged to a resident,who died whilst I was still at work I was very fond of her ,Her daughter put alot of her effects up for sale including her lovely curtains, that I knew she had paid alot of money for ,well at the time I didnt really want them ,but I didnt want anyone else to own them either  !! When we moved here ,they were perfect,but the label said dryclean only .....I have looked at the label from time to time and made a mental note to get them cleaned ......now dont go looking at my side bar to see how long the curtains have been up !! suffice it to say they have ,since we moved in !!!anyway I bit the bullet I washed them on a low setting and they look lovely ,I have ironed them and they are back up and I'm so pleased with myself ..so on that rather boring ,mundane note,but for me very satisfing..... I will  bid you all a good evening ....With Love From  Jan xx

                          

21 comments:

jaymact1 said...

That must have been a sad day for you. Has been warm up here too but a lot cooler now.Glad you curtains washed OK you've saved yourself enough for lunch out .   Love Joan.

jlocorriere05 said...

I often wash things that say 'Dry clean only'! I've got a down filled jacket which costs £15 to dry clean so I washed it, it came up a treat! I'm glad you were able to say good bye to Walter, you do get attached to people even though you aren't supposed to. As for Maurice being able to sleep any where, I fell fast asleep on the bus home from Arundel today.....and I slept most of the way there too! Jeannette xx  

salonrose123 said...

What a lovely, touching entry. God Bless you Walter.
You've had a busy day with all your cleaning.....I changed the bed too!  Have still  to clean the bathroom, so what on earth am I still doing sitting here?!
Take care,

astra1547 said...

Hi Jan...

pleased the service went ok that and Walters daughters were pleased you were there...
Oh! Jan it has been hot and sticky today has'nt it! I bet you were glad to get home and change into lighter clothing too! so pleased your curtains turned out ok! Best Wishes and have a good evening!

Astra!
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labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,  It must have been sad for you saying goodbye to your friend Walter, how nice of his daughter to say what she did.  I`m glad your curtains washed well.  I always was so-called dry clean only curtains and I`ve never had a disaster...yet! :o)

Sandras xxxx

irisclyde said...

Modern washing machines are a great asset aren't they? I think I need to wash my curtains....& a few more things!
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madcobug said...

Glad you and Maurice was able to go to say your farwells to Walter. You have been a busy lady since you got back home. I bet those curtains are lovely. Helen

tillywooat62 said...

Sosorry to hear about your friend, but glad that he had a good send off,
I always wash things that say dryclean only on them, and not had a disaster yet, (she says touching wood)

Take care
Lynne xx

blazensun said...

Glad  that you were able to say farewell to your friend.  Sunny

franboyd20 said...

Hi Jan it's always sad to say Goodbye , But was nice you could go . Pleased to hear your Curtains washed well . That reminds me of my own lol .
Bye for Now Fran

sugarsweet056 said...

Nice you were able to go & say a final farewell to Walter!
Have a nice eve dear & a good week.
Sug

oddb0dkins said...

You have to wash curtains? I'd better go tell Reet!
I'm glad you got to say goodbye to Walter - and isn't it nice to know you've been missed? B. x

lindachapmanuk said...

Jan, that was a sad day for you today, but lovely you could say goodbye to him. admired your bravery with the curtains! lol x you must be shattered after that day Linda xx http://journals.aol.co.uk/lindachapmanuk/metamorphing

kaydeejay5449 said...

How nice of you to go and pay your respects to Walter.  I'm sure he would have been so flattered.  Isn't it nice to find out you can actually wash something with a 'dry clean' label?  I try not to buy anything that has to be dry cleaned because it is so expensive.  The curtains sound lovely.  I like that color combination.    Kathy

cacklinrosie101 said...

Sounds like a lovely service for Walter.  LOL at Maurice sleeping on a clothesline.  That made my day.  I'm still laughing.  HUGS  Chris

ally123130585918 said...

morning Jan,  It must have been sad for you saying goodbye to your friend Walter, It sounded like a lovely service.~ It has been hot an sticky here during the night and feels about the same today ~ glad you took a chance and washed your curtains ~(when they say dry clean only)  Ive often done the same thing with good results ~  Ally  

nedmoh said...

I'm glad Walter had a nice service he sounded a lovely man liked by a lot of people you and Maurice included,nice that his daughter said that . Also I bet the other residents that were there were pleased to see you again .I bet you were hot in your tights!!
I am so pleased your curtains washed alright and it didn't turn out to be a disaster,you did have a busy day including all your washing and ironing too......Jeanxx  Nice to talk to you on the phonexx

icklemisssexpot said...

I've often found that something that says dry clean only like curtains u can wash on a wool or silk setting and they're fine :o)  Nice to hear walter had a good send off   Caff xxxxx

sarajanesmiles said...

I'm glad the day went well, as much as these things ever can.
Sara   x

siennastarr said...

You people love to iron over their in Europe, don't you?? lol   We American's threw the iron away a long time ago!  Well, at least I did! lol  I will iron if I have to, otherwise it's permanent press and the dryer all the way!  ;)

So glad your curtains came out nice for you.  Just goes to show, you can't always trust those labels they put on things!

Hugs,
Jackie

wobblymoo said...

I very rarely listen to any label that says dry clean only, glad you managed to wave Walter off, I know he would appreciate you both being there