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