Thursday, 5 October 2006

Autumn of my life and memorys

Isnt this lovely ? Thankyou Donna.......I went off to the over 60's club, yesterday,well I had seen Betty my neighbour last week who reminded me that it was the Harvest Festival meeting ,and to bring along my cabbage  ! she said we all take something then buy it back ,as there is to be an auction The auctioneer is usually Richard ****,wait a minute says I ,I used to work with him ,he is recently retired from his very exclusive shop ,but when I knew him at sixteen,he was working in the shop where I worked getting experiance before joining his father in the family  business,

After the notices,Birthdays and we were then told, sadly a lady had died,after a fall ,A  delightful gentleman was introduced as David ******** the Pastor from the Methodist church here ,he introduced his wife Debby ,and explained ,and it quickly became apparent ,they were Americans who had moved here ,First living and ministering in the Cotswolds ,before coming here to the Fens which they say they love ,Dave explained  as a  child ,when he lived in Springfields,Nashville, Tennesee the home of the grand old oprey.... Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash and his family were worshippers at his church .We sang the lovely harvest hymn ,'We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land ',then it was refreshment time ,sandwiches and sausage rolls and delicious home made cakes .

I had taken my offering, I had made up a basket of fruit and placed it among the runner beans ,marrows and various jars of jam and lovely flowers .During the refreshment break Richard had arrived and wandered round chatting to people ,mischievous Betty pointed to me ,saying to him ,'Do you know who this is ?' of course he hadnt a clue ,I whispered the name of the firm, he blushed ,Oh bless him ! (I still have the power to make a man blush lol ) ,Thats not all ...half way through his auction he stopped told everyone there was some one here he hadnt seen since the ninteen fiftys ,He came over ,OMG took my hand,took me to the front and said this is Janet who I remember was and still is a lovely girl ,I always wanted to ask her out but was always too shy .I stood there trying to smile sweetly and not uncomfortable,he gave me a little kiss on the cheek and escorted me back to my seat , Ah what might have been ???

A bit like Donnas graphic ,spring in Autumn ! memorys ! ...thankgoodness I have my lovely Maurice ....but what a lot of water has flowed under many bridges since then .My thoughts went to the innocent teenagers we were then ,and how far I have come since those long gone days  ....

I am finishing this entry today with this lovely graphic made for me by Dianna

38 comments:

queeniemart said...

What a great moment for you!!!!!!!! Wow, we dont often get moments like that to look back and have a boy we once fancied to remember. GOOD FOR YOU!
hugs, lisa jo

frdbrow7 said...

Aha - caught me on my computer Jan!  So I can be the first to respond.  What smashing memories - bit like coming full circle eh?  Love Donna's graphics, nothing like an English Autumn :-D
It's so wet here today though, isn't it? Can't get out into the garden today :-(

Freda

ally123130585918 said...

Jan what lovely memories ~ loved that Richard came and took your hand and led you to the front ~ and introduced you as someone he was too shy to ask out when you were both young ~ I bet that made you blush lol ~ Donna's graphics are beautiful ~ Ally

sugarsweet056 said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day! :)
Hugs, Sugar

jeanno43 said...

What a lovely entry. Did you act the blushing young girl?  So nice to read.  I miss harvest festival, I so wish I could go.  Thank you Jan for a lovely read.

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salemslot9 said...

Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash
and his family were worshippers at his church
that is so cool :)

lindapaterson177 said...

lovely entry, did Richard bring back memories? bella xx
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halliday0957 said...

Lovely pictures, lovely words, each complementing the other. I was grateful for the chance of seeing and reading both. I'll be back to read them again and again.

                                                                               halliday 0957

blpltt said...

What a romantic tale Jan !  Bunny.

lindaggeorge said...

I bet that made your day. So much nicer than the time I ran (literally) into an ex boyfriend when Mum was pushing me round the shops in a wheelchair (after foot surgery) and I was looking like something the cat dragged in!

Linda x.

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jaymact1 said...

And very nice for you too.   Did you fancy him all those years ago? Now that wiould be telling.  Glad you had such a nice time out. LOve Joan.

sdrogerson said...

that was very sweet and romantic afternoon!!!

marainey1 said...

I love the graphics, they are just beautiful.  What a nice Autumn memory for you !  Your afternoon sounds wonderful.  Just the thing to make you feel good all the way round!  'On Ya' - ma

faircolleen said...

sweet memories. . where would we be without them. . and no one can take them away.Lovely entry and I love your tags too.I ALWAYS forget to say that to you.

siennastarr said...

Your graphics certainly are beautifuly Jan... and I loved your entry today.  A bit of the melancholy going on, eh?  Nice sometimes to wonder "what if?"  Would you have gone out with him, if he had asked back then?  Just curious! lol  

Oh.. I got the lovely postcard you sent!  Princess Di's boys!  Loved it!  It is hanging on my fridge!  Thank you so much for thinking of me, and sending it! I will always have a tender spot in my heart for Diana and her little Princes.  

Have a wonderful weekend, Jan!

Hugs
Jackie

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan lovely autumn graphics ,glad you enjoyed the over sixties club ,who is this Richard??You are singing that same hymn alot lately.I'm glad you have lovely Maurice too...........Love Jeanxx

astra1547 said...

hi Jan...lovely graphics, i love autumn colours they are my favourits and i used to love harvest festivals,but i hav'nt been to any in years. I hope you enjoyed yourself...best wishes!

Astra!

jacksj989 said...

I do not know how I would have coped, if I had been in your shoes, but I suppose we can all look back to times when we were young and wonder about the things that happen to us on our journey.

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your festival.

John.

labdancer51 said...

A really lovely entry Jan, with it`s lovely autumn colours and pretty graphics.  I`m glad you enjoyed the Harvest Festival.  :o)

Sandra xxxx

oddb0dkins said...

A nice story. Maybe you'll both keep in touch now. B. x

lindachapmanuk said...

That was sooo sweet! Linda xx
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jckfrstross said...

what a great love story:) enjoy your friday

Deb

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Jan,
This is such a lovely story:)
Dianna

cacklinrosie101 said...

Funny how fast we can take those trips down memory lane and think what might have been.  Probably wouldn't have been half as romantic as our imagination likes to think.  What a nice day you had, though.  xx  Chris

plieck30 said...

Awww Jan it is fun to think back to those wonderful 50's isn't it? Paula

susanebunn said...

I am so happy that you had this lovely experience!  I think it matches the title of your Journal!  

Susie
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mllevl said...

ahhhh  lovely reading Jan ..now you have me daydreaming about those days oh so long ago..... Eve..x

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan -how lovely for you to be thought so fondly of by a long forgotten friend and at  Harvest Festival time to, a nice and special time of year.
Luv Jayne x

tillywooat62 said...

sounds lke you had a lovely afternoonjan, I hope that you didnt blush to much when Richard took your hand, maybe he was getting his own back for making him blush earlier
take care Lynne xx

adlessor said...

What a lovely story.   That had to make your day.    Dawn
A Coupleof Nomads

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

How sweet and lovely...enjoyed the entry!!! have a good weekend..TerryAnn

jlocorriere05 said...

Hi Jan, how nice to meet up with Richard again! I'm glad you enjoyed the Harvest Festival. Have a great weekend. Jeannette xx  

kaydeejay5449 said...

Oh!  What a sweet story.  Isn't it wonderful to meet someone from the past and find out that they have such fond memories of you?  Ahhh.... my heart is a fluttering.  LOL
Hugs,  Kathy

wldconnie said...

How lovely jan that he did that! It must have made you feel really good! It is lovely to be told you are still attractive when you are getting older.Love Conniex

wfhbear said...

Hello Janet, I've been wandering through your Journal and have enjoyed my visit to you. Thanks for visiting my Journal and commenting. My Regards, Bill. http://journals.aol.com/wfhbear/Commentsontheeventsofmylife/

stevietwain said...

Awww, great entry!!

I've missed so much lately.....but fear not..super Ste is back on the job..LMAO!!

Hope you're ok hun,

Lv Ste
xx

xxroxymamaxx said...

Sounds like a great time at the auction.  And what a small world for you to meet the preacher from Tennessee who knew Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton.  That's awesome.  : )  Big hugs and GBU, Shelly

lurkynat said...

wonderful entry Jan!
love,natalie