Sunday, 18 June 2006

A musical Birthday

Alans Mum ,Aunty Nell, was my Dads  big sister ,and although our Granny had ten children it seems it is our two familys that have stayed in touch ,not by design thats just the way it has happened ,Aunty Nell and Uncle Reg had two boys and a girl ,whilst my Mum and Dad had two girls and a boy ,Roy ,Alan and Doff (Dorothy)Sadly dear Doff died three years ago ,Oh how I missed her yesterday,she was the one who answered all my teenage questions ! we were such good friends and she used to tell me family gossip that I was too young to know about ...she had the most infectious laugh ,yes I did miss her yesterday ,but her son David and daughter Marion were there and Marion is every bit as lovely as my lovely cousin ,and so much like her Mum ,I nearly called her Doff a couple of times,Sometimes in David I saw our Uncle and also abit of my lovely Dad ...That side of the family are very musical they got it from their Dads side of the family ,and kept us very well entertained thoughout the whole day ,Richard ,Alans son is very versatile he plays so many instruments,his latest being the Theramin ,have you seen one of these played ,his fingers appeared to be in mid air but are near a circle and a post ,not a good discription ,you have to see it and hear it to understand ,he dressed up for that number ,and was a wow ! there was no need for party peices from us! Roy and Alan and their children and grandchildren kept us entertained the whole time Roy a brilliant organist ,played but not for too long ,he's recently had the lower part of his leg removed ,and was annoyed he couldnt work the pedals the same ,but He and Alan performed a duet their Gran had taught them .Alan sang and spoke some Michael Flanders and Donald Swann numbers,for our enjoyment and George Formby numbers were Performed by Richard and Roys son in law Peter. Barbara a very able pianist and Alans neighbour accompanied Alan and also many other songs for us to join in with .We enjoyed a lovely sit down meal ,at the International suite of the Sturtridge pavilion,home of the 'Saints' RugbyClub.so we had a really lovely day ,We came home via our Home village ,But I will tell you all about that another day ,Have a lovely day everyone, and to fathers where ever you are ,We love you and give thanks

  

 Donna called this one Garden Memory ,it seemed so appropriate today .....

19 comments:

jaymact1 said...

Great entry today Jan, glad you had such a good time your pictures are great everybody looking happy and the weather look fine for you too.  Love Joan

astra1547 said...

hi Jan...


looks like you had a great time...great pics! great entry too!

Astra!
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faircolleen said...

Hi Jan. . Im sorry I am way behind with the journal reading .You and Jean look so lovely ,all well and pretty and smart in your best clothes. . and the fellas look great too.Loved looking at the photos of your lovely family.

ally123130585918 said...

Lovely pictures Jan I can see you were all having a good time ~ and isn't it nice when the family can keep you entertained ~ Theramin sounds like something I saw on Paul O'Gradys show a while ago if it was that you described it well lol ~ Loved your graphics ~ Ally

sugarsweet056 said...

Looks like fun was had by all! :)
Have a great day!
Sug

wrigleyrachey said...

Hi Jan, loved the pics and you are having a great social life, can't keep up with you..lol..Shame about losing Doff, but you have Marion to remind you of her which is lovely. Have a good day,and I expect your flowers have had a good watering if it rained there like it did here!
Rach.xx

cacklinrosie101 said...

It sounds like you had a very lovely time, Jan.  How wonderful to have a host of muscial talent in your family.  D's graphic is certainly lovely and very appropriate.  Have a good Sunday.
xxx Chris

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan,Didn't we have a lovely time the day we went to Northampton(not Bangor)really enjoyed being with you and Maurice ,Alans family are so talented and musical.Thank you for sending us the photos so promptly.Happy Fathers Day to all those out there.........With Love Jeanxxx

pharmolo said...

Great to hear you had a nice day out, Jan :-)

kaydeejay5449 said...

What a FUN day!  I can tell from the pictures there was a lot of love there.  It's so great that all of the musical talent is passed on from generation to generation.  I love the graphic today.  It's very pretty!    Love,  Kathy

bobandkate said...

Hi Jan,
Thanks for your comment on my journal - seems like you and yours have been having a lovely time too. I love stories of the good times. They make the hard times easier to bear,
Kate.
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wobblymoo said...

Sounds like it was a good day, great pictures of everyone and lovely memories too

oddb0dkins said...

So glad you had a good time. The family all seem very talented and a lot of fun. Love the pics. B. x

tillywooat62 said...

What a lovely day you all had, its nice when families get together, and everyone joins in the fun,
take care Lynne xx

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan
What lovely pics and what a talented family you all are - i love family get togethers, there are just not enough of them!
Luv Jayne x

sylviam4000 said...

A day together wuth family and friends, is a day to remember. Looks like your day was wonderful. Thanks for the pics.
Love Sylvia xx

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm glad you all had a great time. So you didn't have to do your party piece then?! Have a lovely week. Jeannette xx  

zoepaul6968 said...

Oh my goodness a heavy metal repotoire,they look very professional lol my sons just starting out on that road,heaven help me lol xxzoexx.
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lindachapmanuk said...

Enjoyed youe entry, what a fun day! also congratulations on being in the top 10 journals. that's the only good bit about the new layout! Linda xx