I copied this picture from the back of the book hence not very good quality
Don’t sit on the fence, go for it !
When we arrived at the hall for the over 60’s meeting yesterday, I saw a lady and gentleman sitting at the table near the stage ,what I didn’t notice at first was that the man was sitting in a wheel chair .After the chair lady had made all the announcements ,She introduced us to our speaker ,Mr Reg Wenn,a writer and poet ,who lives West of Chatteris in Acre fen at the Haven farm ,which is in the heart of the fens ,he went on to introduce us to his lady driver ,and helper also called Jan ,he said due to an accident he had been wheel chair bound for a number of years ,though he didn’t say when or how ,and that he calls himself Wenn the Pen ,and how he loves to write about all the things he sees around him, He explained he would read some of his poetry ,and tell us some story’s ,but in-between would be playing some tunes from shows and on the piece of paper provided ,we were to guess which tune the show came from ,there were six questions ,no 1 was Phantom of the opera ,no2 was aspects of love ,3 was cats ,4 was Joseph and his amazing dream coat ,I have forgotten the other two but you get the idea ,at the end the papers were collected up ,and along with a few others I won my six lovely brown chucky eggs ,He lives with his sister and her husband on a chicken farm and apparently folks travel from miles around to buy their eggs from them ,some of his stories were a bit tongue in cheek ,corny even, but none the less amusing ,for instance …and this is all in the lovely fenland accent ….My sister though she shouldn’t ,made a favourite of one of the hens ,it didn’t live in the hen house along a the others but in the garden ,she had Esmeralda for a number of years ,when one morning she went out to put the washing on the line and saw Esmeralda ,on the lawn feet up ,so she being in such a state orf we went to the vet ,who said ‘I’m afraid she’s dead ‘no no not Esmeralda she cant be ,no no no ,well said the vet ,if you don’t believe me Ill fetch Bonny my Labrador dog in to check ,if its alive shell torment it ! in came the dog sniffed and out it went ,She’s not dead she’s not ,right said the vet ,lets get the cat ,,she’ll chase it out of here if its alive .so in came the cat ,looked sniffed and strolled out ,,right said the sister very upset ,I suppose I have to accept that she’s gone ,now what do I owe you ?£140 ..said the vet ,WHAT ,Well said the vet it would have been £10 if you had listened to me in the first place ,but since then ,you have had a Lab report and a cat scan !!!....as well as stories like these we listened to some great poetry, and I bought one of his books …SO ,if you like I will tell some more another time ,So as Reg real name, Redfern Arthur Wenn,says don’t sit on the fence go for it ,
Have a lovely day everyone…With love from