Thursday, 3 May 2007

A cold day in May

                                       So ~journal entrys from me are like buses,you dont get one for ages then two come together !

Here is a picture of Mark and I,He is my first born he was fourty seven,on April the 30th ,he gave us a scare ,the week before his Birthday,Chrissie his wife rang at 7.15 on the Monday morning saying Mark had been taken to hospital ,he had woken up and was getting ready for work ,when he began to vomit blood ,he was admitted to the assessment ward at Peterbough district hospital,and was there for about thirty hours ,on a drip and nil my mouth ,he went home on the Tuesday afternoon with some medication ,and a promise of an appointment for a gastroscope,as it appeared they were to busy to do the procedure ,The meds are for stomach ulcer ,he still hasnt had an appointment ,but seems fine now.

And look who else has had a Birthday ,Aunty Kitty celebrated her eighty seventh birthday on April 26th ,and though she still looks very frail she was on top form ,joking and singing her favourite 'Id like to get you ,on a slow boat to china 'encouraged by us of course

And then last Sunday,my Grandson Stuart and his little bride to be Vicki,came to bring me an invitation to Vicki's hen night on June 9th ,we are to have a trip up the Nene ,the river that runs through Peterborough ,and a meal ,on board ,then after, into town to 'do the clubs' guess who has decided to pass on that ? they promised to find a dark corner to sit me in ,but erm no ! Yes the wedding is getting ever closer now ,I dug out the silver threepenny bitsand asked Vicki if she would carry on the family tradition of wearing one in each shoe for luck ( both  my daughters used them ),she loved the idea ,one is dated 1941 the year of my birth ,and the other 1939 ,Micks birth year ,I little thought all that time ago,when I got married in 1959 ,when Iwalked down the aisle with them in my shoes that my Grandsons bride would be  doing the same ,what is it 48 years later ?Just had a thought the handbag ,I have bought to go with my outfit ,won't hold many tissues ,oh dear Ill have to be strong ?........Well thats my entry today on a cold dull  day in May .I hope every one has a lovely evening ,with love

 

43 comments:

lindapaterson177 said...

Birthday..birthdays you had loads! Aunt Kitty still looks good for her age, and for that to happen to Mark you will need to keep us posted on the outcome! And yes I would have passed on the club scene, some of them will be younger than your grandson when you hit the clubs not a pretty site that`s why even I stay away! lol!
good pics Jan.
luv bella xx

lanurseprn said...

I hope Mark is ok and doesn't end up back in the hospital. I see a strong resemblance between you and Mark.
Aunt Kitty looks good! Glad you enjoyed your visit.  
I really like the family tradition you have. I'm glad that Vicki has agreed to carry it on.  
Have a good day today.
Pam

kirkbyj05 said...

I hope they get to the bottom of Marks stomach scare Jan.   Poor lad...I bet he got a fright as well as his wife!
Auntie Kitty looks bright and happy...doesn't she?  I don't see her wearing the cardigan you knit for her. Have I remembered that correctly?  Good luck to your grandson Stuart and his future wife.  Make sure you take plenty of water with it when you razz around town Jan....Lol!  Hugs    Jeanie

astoriasand said...

Yes it has been a very cold day in May Jan.I have just come in from Morrisons and it is freezing out there.Brrrrrrrr.Thank goodness I get taken door to door.Well it is a birthday month in your fmily isn't it? It is my sisters tomorrow she will be 72 next to the eldest of the four of us.My worst month is June I have umpteen LOL!!OH I cannot believe how time has passed so quickly.The photo's are realy lovely Jan and that is so good of Aunt Kitty.I do hope your son continues to saty well on the meds.My sisiter used to take Zantak. I don't blame you for passing on the clubs LOL!! it's the boom boom todays music that does our heads in I think LOL!!Well it does mine in Jan Haaaa.Thats lovely she has decided to carry on your tradition of the silver threepenny bits.I gave my My daughter my mothers wedding ring to be married in.It was 74 yrs old when she got married .Then that too has to be passed down to Grandaughters one day.Lovely posting lovely photo's lovely graphics.Take Care God Bless.Kath
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rdautumnsage said...

Sorry to hear about your sons scare. I hope he goes ahead and gets it checked out even though he is feeling better now. You never know if a recurrance will crop up. Your aunt looks absolutely adorable. I think it's great your grandsons bride will be carrying on the tradition. As for the clubs........been there , done that let the younger generation enjoy themselves lol!! (Hugs) Indigo

siennastarr said...

Hi Jan!  Thank you for leaving such a nice comment in my journal.  You are ever the lady, and it's not a wonder that you won a Vivi for "Lady of the Blog!" :)  Looks like you and I are about the same when it comes to not leaving many entries lately.  
I do hope and pray that your son is going to be okay.  Vomiting up blood is quite scary! :/  

Loved the pictures!  Hugs and kisses to you, my sweet friend!

Jackie

jaymact1 said...

Hi Jan, sorry about yor weather down there ours brighteded up about 11 this morning and has been cloud free since not hot but sit outable so it was nice. Hope the low cloud lifts for you tomorrow.   Love Joan.

madcobug said...

Sorry that your weather is so cold over you way. It's very hot and dry here the last few days. Happy Late Birthday to Mark and Aunt Kitty. Glad that Mark is doing better. Your pictures are great. I hope your good luck peices work on Stuart and Vicki. I love your graphics. Hugs, Helen

marainey1 said...

Lovely pictures of you and your family.  I'm glad your son is doing ok, but hope they get the rest done and find out for sure what his problem is/was.  That would be a scare.  The grandson and his bride to be are so cute...hope you have a jacket with a pocket for those tissues, I think you may need some.  'On Ya' - ma

drb1064 said...

the weather ruined my swinging today lol I have been enjoying the sunshine. I think you ought to get a bigger handbag so you can take a few more tissues, either that of Maurice will have to fill his pockets up lol.
Debbie
xxx

oddb0dkins said...

I love that family tradition, never heard of it before.
And I reckon you should go on the hen night and show them young 'uns how it's done. I bet you'd see them all off. B. x

lindaggeorge said...

Looking forward to my son's wedding in October but still can't quite believe it, I shall need lots of tissues too.

Can't believe you hade a cold day, by mid morning the skies cleared and it was fabulous again here.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Linda x.

wldconnie said...

I do hope your son will be ok. Your Aunty looks well for an old gal! We have had great weather today verty hot and sunny. Bank holiday is supposed to be raining...typical! love Conniex

irisclyde said...

Lovely photos, doesn't time fly?? Hope Mark is ok. They never stop being a worry, do they?? And bringing joy of course.
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tellsg said...

Lovely pictures, you and your auntie are very alike.  Thats a nice family tradition about the money in the shoes.  They make a lovely couple and I am sure you'll have a great day when they wed.  Hugs, Terry x

tillywooat62 said...

Happy belated birthday wishes to Mark and Aunt Kitty, I hope Marks tests come back clear for him and he doesnt have anymore trouble with his stomach.
Dont you look like your Aunt Kitty, and doesnt she look well for her age, Bless her.
Go on the hen night, you want to show these youngsters how to go out and enjoy themselves, I wore a sixpence in my shoe when I married, it was from 1958 the year of my birth, I dont know where Stephen (husband) got it from, I thought it would annoy me, but do you know I forgot that it was there, I hope they have a fantastic day, along with everyone else

Love Lynne xx

icklemisssexpot said...

It's been lovely and warm here again today...Got a wee bit chillier in the evening but not too cold...Do hope that your Mark gets seen soon and they find out what it was...Get Mick to stuff some tissues in hsi pockets <gg> Hope you enjoy the hen night and the clubbing LOLOL...Am sure the river trip and the meal will be fab  Caff xxxxx

icklemisssexpot said...

I meant Maurice DOH!!!! Was you mentioning the pennies that made me put wrong name down...BTW i think that's a lovely tradition  Caff xxxx

jlocorriere05 said...

Happy belated birthday to Aunt Kitty and Mark. I hope Mark's tests come throughOK, it must be such a worry for you all. The hen night sounds like fun, not sure about the clubbing though, last time I went clubbing was about six years ago, I'm too old now! Lol! Jeannette xx  

sugarsweet056 said...

Hope you enjoy hens night! :)
Money in the shoe is a nice tradition.
Glad Mark is doing better.
Happy belated BD's. {{ }}
Sugar

cacklinrosie101 said...

Jan, I hope Mark gets that test done.  He shouldn't take the chance that he might have an ulcer.  Your grandson and bride to be make such a cute couple.  How wonderful that she is carrying on a tradition all these years later.  Your Aunt Kitty is looking much better than she did.  Have a good Friday!  Love xx Chris

jckfrstross said...

great pictures:) have a good weekend. what a great tradition for you to pass on:) i wore my moms wedding dress :)

Deb

mariealicejoan said...

Wonderful entry Jan!  Enjoyed all the pictures and your thoughts.  What a wonderful tradition to be able to share with your future grandaughter in law!  Your son looks very much like you!  I am glad they found out the problem and will be saying a little prayer for him for a quick recovery from his ulcer.  Glad it was nothing more serious than that, although that is bad enough!  Have a wonderful weekend Jan.  Hope the sun shines!
love,
Marie
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kaydeejay5449 said...

My gosh, Jan, you don't look old enough to have a 47 year old son!  I'd have a hard time believing 37!  You look great!  I hope your son will be ok.  I love the tradition of the coins in the shoe!  What a great idea!  How special for your grandson and his bride.  What a cute couple, by the way!  Your auntie is so sweet.  I love that she still enjoys belting out her favorite song.  How cute!
Hugs,  Kathy

frdbrow7 said...

Ooh wasn't it cold in these parts yesterday Jan!! I succumbed to putting on the heating and didn't walk to the library.  I thought afterwards that walking briskly would probably have warmed me up but I had a cup of hot chocolate with rum in it instead :-D
Love your photos, I think your effervescent nature keeps you looking young Jan!
Lets hope for a better Bank Holiday weekend (Whitsuntide?)

ttfn
Freda
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ally123130585918 said...

Happy belated Birthdays to Aunt Kitty and Mark ~ Lovely Picture of you and Mark you look more like brother and sister than Mum and son ~ Hope Mark gets his appointment soon these things are best dealt with quickly ~ That trip up the Nene sounds like it will be great with a meal on board ~ I would have passed on the 'doing the clubs' bit though ~ Lovely entry Jan as always ~ Ally x

beckiepainton said...

Wow you will have to give me the secret of looking young, congrats to your grandson, have fun on the hen night too!Beckie.xx

wobblymoo said...

What a lovely tradition, and how nice of Vicki to agree to carry it on. I can imagine Kitty is a wonderful character and I agree you look far to young to have a 47 year old son

seraphoflove9001 said...

I do hope that Mark will be alright. And your Aunt really seems to be a very spirited gal! :o) Have fun on Hen's night! :o)
Lisa

emabecmar said...

Happy Birthday to Mark and your Aunt Kitty. Congrats to grandson and his bride to be. What a lovely tradition that is. Have a great weekend. ((((((((Hugs)))))))))
Cindy

plieck30 said...

Enjoyed seeing the pictures. What a nice family tradition to still be carried on. Bet that hen party is going to be fun. Paula

gaboatman said...

Jan
I'm glad your son is doing better.  That sounds like quite a scare he had.  Your tradition with the coins in the shoe is great.  I'm glad your future grandaughter will carry on with the tradition.  Great pictures, Jan!
Sam

cayasm said...

Hope your son Mark is ok and the NHS can get there act toghether grrrr, your Aunt Kitty seems in fine fettle.
What a lovely family tradition about the pennies long may it continue

hugs

Yasmin

blpltt said...

Aunty Kitty looks very elegant.
Yes I think I'd have passed on the clubbing, although the river trip sounds fun.  What is it about water-borne activites ?  Must be the Pisces in us !  Bunny xx

xxroxymamaxx said...

Sweet!  Happy birthday to Aunt Kitty and Mark! : )  Hope you have a super weekend Jan!  love, Shelly

astra1547 said...

Hi Jan...

Great pics Jan, but i am sorry your son Mark is ill. That is what happened to my son, his turned out to be a Hiatus Hernia, but he had split his gullet when he vomited. I do hope all goes well for him and i wish him a happy belated birthday...Best Wishes!

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susanebunn said...

Hi Jan, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful family photos.  You have such a wonderful family.  I am very concerned about your son spitting up blood.  It makes mine boil to know that they were too busy to do his test.  What's wrong with the health system anyways?  Grrrr!  Glad to know that he is feeling better.

Love,
Susie
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sarajanesmiles said...

How lovely that your Grandsons bride to be is happy to continue the family tradition, little things like that mean so much don't they :o)
How worrying about your Mark, I do hope that he is ok.
Sara   x

jmoqueen said...

Great pictures and it's so sweet of your grandson's bride to be to carry on the family tradition :-)  

Jenny

lindachapmanuk said...

Hi Jan! I got here! I see I have a lot to catch up on. I loved all the photos of your family...sorry to hear about poor Mark, and am glad he is feeling better now...Aunty Kitty looks wonderful for 87! ...I really love the idea of the threepenny bit, what a wonderful tradition!...Linda xx

elainey2465 said...

Hi Jan just popped in to see you - I've not put alerts back on yet - just wanted to see what your up to - love the pics and you look gorgeous Jan whoooooooo hoooooo. Laine xxxxx

butterfly7162214 said...

Hi jan,i was messing about with my laptop and came across your journals.I was drawn to them by the word serendipity,which i think is a very clever word.There is a film called SERENDIPITY ,which is a lovely love story.It stars Kate Bekinsdale...    My name is Jeanette and i am 40 years old.I AM OFF work at the moment after having an operation on my foot,that was a week ago and have another 5 weeks off work. I am not used to sitting about and easily get bored lolling around. TAKE CARE....Jeanette

nedmoh said...

Hi again ,lovely to see the photos of you and Mark and of Aunty Kitty and Stu and Vicki.Love your siggy at the top  with the floweres and butterflies.Glad to hear Mark is still feeling alright .Its a lovely idea for Vicki to wear the silver threepenny bits in her shoes on the wedding day ,like you say I'm sure there will be a few tears of happiness shed that day,Nice to see the kizzie pics.......Love Jeanxx