Sunday, 29 July 2012

For Dyliss

Before I retired  eight years ago ,I was a scheme manager  for the elderly  .Our residents all lived in their own homes  ,as the idea was to promote independant living,but they were able to alert me at any time during the day by means of a pull cord and when I was off duty ,through to a central control. As well as administration ,  I enjoyed visiting the residents,making sure they were OK , chatting to them and hearing their views on life past and present ,They would share with me family stories and often we would be looking at photograghs old and recent .

 One special lady was always a pleasure to visit ,always smart and attractive with her silver hair and lovely lilting welsh accent ,as I walked down her hall ,on the wall ,were pictures of her Grandchildren,and in particular ,a very athletic young boy  in various poses ,she was very proud of this little boy ,and would say ..'I wont be seeing Elaine(her daughter) today ,as she has gone to Huntingdon ,to take my Grandson training at the gym'  .
  Yes Louis Smith was Dyliss's Grandson ,and I can remember being impressed by Elaine's dedication,driving Louis backwards and forwards on the A1 ,from Peterborough to Huntingdon,for training sessions.


 Here is Louis ,all that dedication and training paid off,Sadly Dyliss died a few years ago ,but where ever she is now ,I know she is as proud now as she was when I knew her ,and whenever I see Louis on the TV ,I remember his Gran ...


So for Dyliss  and Elaine , Louis ,I am wishing you all the best..

As ever folks Love Jan xx 

10 comments:

Angela said...

just read lovely review here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/olympics/article-2180226/London-2012-Olympics-Louis-Smith-breaks-gymnastics-event.html

great post - thank you xx

Vix said...

What a lovely story, Jan! Lewis is often on Radio One and seems such a lovely chap, fingers crossed his hard work wins him a medal! x

M.C. said...

I remember Dyliss too Jan she was a lovely lady who would be bursting with pride if she was still with us. I heard the stories of Louis and Elaine too and yes the hard work has definitely paid off!

Raven said...

Oh how fabby! This is one of the reasons why I love my job, the stories and meeting all the relatives.

I'm sure Dyliss is looking down on her grandson beaming proudly :)

Masses of love xo

Linda's World said...

A great story of a parent's dedication to the future of their child. Best wishes to Louis!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a lovely tribute to your friend and her grandson. I'm sure she is very proud. All that training apparently paid off for sure. So nice to see your post today and I'm glad you had this wonderful reason for doing so.

TARYTERRE said...

What a sweet story. Dyliss was a special lady. Her grandson has made her proud. She is smiling from heaven.

Marie said...

How wonderful Jan. It makes something which is already special even more special when you have a personal connection! Wishing Dyliss and all of Team Britain all the best! I know they will do us proud no matter what! xxoo

Anonymous said...

Hi gran we are all proud of Louis just watched his work and him and his team mates are awesome and did fantastic xx love stu xx

Sybil said...

And boy did he do us all great...That smile on his face when they won the bronze would have had his Gran in tears,,,