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Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort

ChanteyLass 19 May 15 - 09:10 PM
gnu 19 May 15 - 06:24 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 19 May 15 - 04:19 PM
maeve 19 May 15 - 10:28 AM
Sandra in Sydney 18 May 15 - 02:53 AM
ChanteyLass 17 May 15 - 03:38 PM
gnu 17 May 15 - 11:28 AM
Nigel Paterson 17 May 15 - 07:05 AM
gnu 16 May 15 - 01:46 PM
Nigel Paterson 16 May 15 - 05:38 AM
GUEST,maeve 15 May 15 - 12:26 PM
GUEST 15 May 15 - 09:29 AM
Nigel Paterson 15 May 15 - 03:41 AM
ChanteyLass 14 May 15 - 08:28 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 14 May 15 - 12:32 PM
gnu 14 May 15 - 11:46 AM
Janie 13 May 15 - 10:22 PM
ChanteyLass 13 May 15 - 07:08 PM
gnu 13 May 15 - 01:43 PM
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Nigel Paterson 13 May 15 - 03:39 AM
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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 19 May 15 - 09:10 PM

Aw, Maeve, it must be hard work indeed to get through a song without breaking down.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 19 May 15 - 06:24 PM

Ditto pete.

Thanks m.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 19 May 15 - 04:19 PM

blessing to you too maeve, and to your friend in his passing.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: maeve
Date: 19 May 15 - 10:28 AM

Last year a fellow musician in our local Songwriters group gave me the honor of singing one of his (many, excellent) songs with him in our concert. I sang it alone on Sunday, to this same friend as he is dying of a brain tumor. I'll sing for him again tonight with the folk chorus to which I've belonged more than twenty years.

Hard work, this- and full of grace.

gnu- You know what's in my heart for you. Blessings.


Maeve


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 May 15 - 02:53 AM

if I only knew how to drive, I could be a Designated Driver!

Good news about Billy, Wendy.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 17 May 15 - 03:38 PM

Nigel, the Irish people I know are fond of tea, and there might be sparkling soft drinks and juices available which could be mixed with alcohol but could also be drunk plain. And there's always tap water. I do drink alcohol, but not when I'm driving, and I go almost everywhere alone, so I've had lots of experience with this!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 17 May 15 - 11:28 AM

Well, the priest did a reasonable, though brief, job because he was at the wake.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 17 May 15 - 07:05 AM

By way of redress...apologies to Wendy for missing the excellent news about BB's blood-work; a really positive marker that progress continues. Forever may it remain so.
Gnu, I'm saddened to read that you were not able to participate as fully as you would've liked at Rodney's funeral & wake. I can't say whether the absence of a eulogy is typical or not. Even as a non-believer, I have frequently appreciated a well written & delivered eulogy. Quite how I would cope at an Irish Wake as a teetotaller I really can't imagine! No condolences, but special thoughts, nonetheless.

I have been thinking a great deal recently about the growing list of Dear, Trusted Friends I've got to know through this thread in particular & Mudcat, in general. Dear, Trusted Friends who, I will almost certainly never meet, face to face. Maybe one day.........
                                                With Love,
                                                                Nigel.
                                                                xxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 16 May 15 - 01:46 PM

So sad that I couldn't attend the wake... many stories accompanied by beverages and his brothers Charlie (guitar, vocals) and Jim (fiddle, vocals) played upbeat Irish Trad until the last song which, of course, was The Parting Glass... not a dry eye in the house (or haus as the building is part of the winery owned by his partner Elke... I think that's how her name is spelled... who came from Germany many years ago with her parents).

I was saddened that there was no eulogy (Perhaps something to do with the wake? Ya knows the Irish, eh?). Sad for the obvious reason and because I had to refuse being a pall bearer because I knew I wouldn't be able to stand at the back of the church during a eulogy. I was offered a chair option but that wasn't a good idea for reasons I won't get into. Big crowd, especially considering the obit wasn't in the newspaper until this AM and it didn't even mention the funeral mass. Odd but there it is.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 16 May 15 - 05:38 AM

Maeve, thank you...one of my rare 'oops!' moments. I completely missed the quotation marks.
         Our Granddaughter & her friend arrive in Charlotte today (Saturday 16th May). They're moving north west quicker than we had realised.
         16th May is also Ann's birthday. Lunch at our favourite restaurant in Southend-On-Sea with the three Grandchildren (they're practically Grandadults!) who are still in the UK!
                                       With Love,
                                                       Nigel & Ann
                                                       xxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,maeve
Date: 15 May 15 - 12:26 PM

Phooey- Sorry about the nameless post just prior to this- 'Tis I...

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST
Date: 15 May 15 - 09:29 AM

Good to read posts from so many longtime Rainbow sailors.

(Nigel thanks...and I believe gnu's post was referring to Wendy's update on Billy's bloodwork. :) )

Janie, one wee banty hen has just gone into her broody trance, so I've given her 4 little eggs to hatch. We've been clearing estates and planting replacement trees in the orchard- we lost two family members and many fruit trees this winter.

Wendy- The letters are treasures far beyond the intense family connections. Thank you.

Waving from Maine where the blackflies are as voracious as ________________ anythingelseyoucanthinkoftofillthe space! :) )


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 15 May 15 - 03:41 AM

More overdue messages to Dear Friends...
gnu...sincere thanks for your lovely post following my 'Jane's Bench' post. Ann & I & the Grandchildren too can, most of the time, talk about Jane/Mum/Mummy without shedding tears...I guess we've made some progress with our grieving. Thrilled to bits to hear about your blood work...great news. Saddened to hear about Rodney's death & alarmed to read your caveat about cell phones. There was a huge debate in the UK some years back about the radiation dangers of the ubiquitous 'mobile'. All the service providers claimed there was no hard, scientific evidence...the Government made it's usual wifty wafty utterances & the usage dangers have drifted off into the ether. One story sticks in my mind...the one about cooking an egg if you placed it between two, active cell phones. Never did get to find out the truth/accuracy of that one...from what you've been saying, maybe there's more than a grain of truth after all.
Janie...no, you haven't missed anything vital about our 'Travelling Twosome'. They are currently in Florida, prior to making their way north, up the east coast to spend some time with Jane's Sister, who lives in Charlotte NC. They fly home from NYC on 1st June. 'Homesick' is a word that has begun to appear in their emails. You said above that you were: "...grateful for your fellowship". I couldn't agree more; the Fellowship of The Rainbow (Fellow...ship!) is something without which my life would be all the poorer.
          With Love to You All,
                                        Nigel
                                        xxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 14 May 15 - 08:28 PM

Uncle Rodney sounds like quite a guy! Raise a glass for me at that Irish wake.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 14 May 15 - 12:32 PM

as per your request , gnu, I will just wish you the best of irish as you remember Rodney at his wake.
wendy, made me smile as you recounted your mum being more worried about tights than accident and injury !. heartwarming anecdotes.
blessings all          pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 14 May 15 - 11:46 AM

If you read the obit, you'll see that Rodney "drove truck" for a long time, during which he was mostly entertained by talking to anyone who had the time. The last ten years, as also explained, were a difficult time. ******* cell phones!

http://www.dupuisfuneralhome.ca/obituaries/97991


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 13 May 15 - 10:22 PM

Wendy, those letters are a precious gift, not just to you, but to all of us of younger generations and offer such insight. So grateful to you for occasionally sharing some of them here with us. When the time comes, I hope you consider having them published, or at least donated and safely archived for the rich history and insight they offer.

Glad to hear such good news re billybob.

No condolences, gnu, per your request, but can I send a hug to you on general principle?

Hope chicks are pippin and the fiddleheads are starting to decorate the landscape in Maine, maeve.

Thinking about the great web of life and the turning of the earth. Those of us north of the equator are watching as the earth awakens again from winter death, dormancy and rest, while those south watch as the big winter sleep approaches, and all of us witness the seasonal changing of the guard among the two-leggeds of the feathered variety. Even so, we all still sail along together.

Pretty awesome, and while I am not here as much, and don't often post when I am here, continue to be grateful for your fellowship.

Nigel, I have probably missed updates and am sorry if I am asking for old news, but wondering about the adventures of your granddaughter and her companions?


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 13 May 15 - 07:08 PM

Hooraaa echoed!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 13 May 15 - 01:43 PM

"... blood count perfect, next appointment 4 months , Hooraa!!"

GREAT news!

Unfortunately, I have some sad advice. Knock off the cell phones... BRIEF emergency use ONLY! Some of you know of my tumour which was successfully removed. Cousin Rodney wasn't as lucky. He died early this morning despite the best teams in Moncton and at NY State University Medical School. Even the Chemo injections came from Switzerland.

PLEASE do not post condolences... just remember that cell phones kill.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 13 May 15 - 08:53 AM

Nigel, thank you for saying mum's letter was a joy to read. As you know she has over 200 that she wrote to my father in the war. They are all very beautifully written and certainly reflect the life of a 19 year old through to VE day when she was 22. I love hand written letters but they are very rare in these days of e mail and Face book. However I believe this thread reflects generosity and kindness of spirit thanks to Jane!

I often look at my mother's letters on the date in the month they were written, picking snowdrops in the woods, waving bombers off on their missions, precious leave taken back home in London, waiting and worrying for the precious blue airmail letters to arrive from my father. Some are really funny, the day she rode an old boneshaker RAF bicycle into the village ( first time on a bike) met a herd of sheep being driven up the hill. Mum had no idea how to brake so turned a swift left and landed up in a hedge, still upright and seated but most worried about the ladders in her stockings!

It comforts me to think of the feisty young Waaf when I watch the dear 91 year old who can no longer speak and is in a world of her own, so near and yet so far.

fondest love to all

Wendy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
PS Billy has just phoned from the hospital, blood count perfect, next appointment 4 months , Hooraa!!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 13 May 15 - 03:39 AM

Overdue messages to Dear Friends...
Janie, please do whatever you can to divest yourself of your psychic guilt. Your Sister's efforts on your behalf are clearly born from the love she feels for you & I'd bet my bottom dollar that you do things for her that she can't do. She sounds like a one in a million type of Sister to me & betting that old bottom dollar again, I bet she feels the same about you.

Wendy, your Mother's letter was a joy to read. These touchingly personal insights into the lives of our elder relatives are so precious; an intimate window into a time of fear & uncertainty. I may be wrong, but I think we've largely lost the gentle tenderness with which these letters were written. For sure, circumstance played it's part, but these gems from the past can still inform our present & who knows, guide our future.

Maeve, thank you for being You.
                                                 With Love to You All,
                                                                               Nigel
                                                                               xxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 12 May 15 - 06:51 PM

Lovely letter, Wendy. I'm glad you have it.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 May 15 - 07:23 PM

me, too!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 10 May 15 - 12:33 PM

Lovely, Wendy. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,Peter from seven stars link
Date: 09 May 15 - 05:07 PM

Likewise from here too, as watching the commemoration concert on TV


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 09 May 15 - 08:32 AM

Thanks for sharing, Wendy.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 09 May 15 - 07:14 AM

Here are some extracts from mother's letter to my father on the day after VE day, 70 years ago today!

"Well darling , now that the war is really over in Europe I just cant settle down at all for thinking of you and longing and hoping that you will be home very shortly. On Tuesday we all went down to the village, I'm afraid I got very merry ( but not tight) I went with the girls on the Squadron and some of the boys. There was a huge bonfire in the street and I danced to " Knees up Mother Brown" for ages! At nine o'clock I took myself off into a nice little corner in the pub and had a very special drink to my darling husband. I hope that wherever you were on Tuesday dearest that you all " made merry" Somehow though I cant feel too exited with the knowledge that the boys out East are still fighting. I only hope and pray that it will soon be over for them too."

On the same day my father was in Italy , near Naples, in his autobiography he says he joined his RAF mates in a celebration football match on the beach. No football kit so one team wore shorts, the other Birthday suits! Dad was in goal, defending quite well, till an opposing forward booted the ball from three yards and hit dad in the face. Out for the count but no goal scored! Back to camp for a celebration dinner only to find that the cooks had used all the rations and they went three days before the next ration day. But the bar served free drinks till they ran out.

much love
Wendy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ranger1
Date: 08 May 15 - 10:19 PM

I really need to check the preview button before hitting submit!

Let's try that again, shall we? Here's the man himself.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ranger1
Date: 08 May 15 - 10:16 PM

Janie, I, too, miss Barry. Here's a href= https://youtu.be/R-Ixy62tpAg>the man himself.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 08 May 15 - 08:31 PM

Janie, lucky you to have such a sister, and it's good that you appreciate her instead of taking her for granted.

Nigel, I am delighted to read that not only is the bench beautiful but also that its location is lovely and that it will be used for good purposes.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST
Date: 08 May 15 - 08:03 PM

Janie- Good to see you here. :) I think they are a crocus variety.

A friendly hand wave to all.
Maeve


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: frogprince
Date: 08 May 15 - 08:01 PM

Janie, them's crocuses. Last spring I happen to link a shot from that patch after they opened, and Nigel expressed a fondness for crocuses. I happened to spot them just budding like that this time, so grabbed the camera.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 08 May 15 - 07:37 PM

Janie... thanks.

Nigel... "it is a wonderful, six foot, teak (from a sustainable source) creation. The area where the bench is sited is, in addition to break time use & weather permitting, used for small group work, particularly with children who need extra help with reading. Jane would've loved that." I have no tears this eve... just a smile. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 08 May 15 - 06:54 PM

Lovely, frogprince. Do you know what species and/or variety they are? I'm guessing a reticulated iris of some sort?

Haven't been posting, and only checking in about once a week to catch up, but still always here. Those of you who are Facebook 'friends' are aware that my sister, Annie, has been here and very busy building another shed and doing home repairs/renovations for me from her deep well of generosity with her time, talents and heart while I come home, see private clients after hours, then collapse in a heap of mental exhaustion. And feeling guilt generated from my own psyche that I don't have the energy and motivation she has.

Hope you are already recovering from the 2nd procedure, Frug.

Invisioning Jane's bench, Nigel.

This landlubber sometimes dreams of the wonderful sea chanties Mudcatters have introduced me to, starting with Barry Finn, who I miss so dearly.

Irises from an old, small family cemetery up on a low ridge in eastern Kentucky are blooming in my yard now. Was a special trip at the time, made even more special by the memories of how much delight Daddy took in it. He determinedly climbed up low ridges through pastures and rough tracks that only a jeep or tractor could have climbed with his cane that could be converted to a little tripod seat to rest the back and knees just before they completely gave out, then climbed again to walk among the gravestones of our ancestors and listen to family stories told by his 2nd cousin who he had not seen since a young boy, and who still lived where his family had lived since just after the Revolutionary War.

A little song for all of us. Why Worry Now


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 08 May 15 - 06:26 AM

Thanks, gnu, it is a wonderful, six foot, teak (from a sustainable source) creation. The area where the bench is sited is, in addition to break time use & weather permitting, used for small group work, particularly with children who need extra help with reading. Jane would've loved that.

Maeve, I have checked my inbox...thank you doesn't come close...I will reply, but need a day or two to collect my words.
                                                Much Love to You All,
                                                                                 Nigel.
                                                                                 xxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: maeve
Date: 07 May 15 - 08:14 PM

Nigel- Check your email.
Maeve


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 07 May 15 - 12:23 PM

Nigel... the bench... wonderful. Thanks for sharing.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 07 May 15 - 02:16 AM

Frank, I have no experience of having a pacemaker fitted, but any operation that is only partly successful, making it necessary for you to return for 'Take Two' must be distressing & very frustrating. You have my very best wishes for a satisfactory outcome, second time around. May your "..... big, loving, generous heart" (lovely words, Maeve) keep abeating for many years to come,
                                                            With Love,
                                                                           Nigel
                                                                           xxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 06 May 15 - 03:47 AM

Jane's bench is now safely installed in a beautiful, sunny corner of her favourite school. We visited yesterday, met staff who had known & worked with Jane & had lunch with the Head Teacher.
                     With Love,
                                     Nigel & Ann
                                     xxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 05 May 15 - 10:36 AM

I'll add my good wishes for a successful attempt

sandra

way back in the 80s or 90s a friend's husband died suddenly & she arranged for a bench in his memory in her churchyear. He was not religious, but every Sunday he took her to church & stayed in the yard or nearby reading his paper until she was ready to go home. They had been married for about 25 years & I think I remember he took her to church all their married life. I think.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: maeve
Date: 05 May 15 - 08:15 AM

Guest, Frug- Frank, they probably had troubles getting the pacemaker in because you have such a big, loving, generous heart.

Pulling for you from here,
Maeve


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 04 May 15 - 08:46 PM

Refresh!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 02 May 15 - 06:06 PM

Ditto Pete. Frug... OUCH!... thoughts and good wishes.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 01 May 15 - 07:05 PM

No experience but lots of wishes that all goes well!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,Frug
Date: 30 Apr 15 - 06:45 PM

Just back from a partially successful attempt at having a pacemaker fitted. Any catters got experience of such matters. I am bruised battered and bewildered and facing a new attempt in a couple of weeks.

Frank


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 30 Apr 15 - 04:01 PM

Nigel, I understand your privacy concerns for your family.

Wendy, your privacy settings prevented me from seeing your photos, and I understand that, too.

For several years I did not set privacy restrictions on my Facebook account. Then I went to Ireland for two weeks and wanted to prevent everyone except my friends from seeing posts that indicated I was away from home that long, so I tightened my settings. When I came home I kept them tight so only my friends could see photos of my grandchildren. And now, as they are reaching ages when they are less closely supervised by their parents, I have stopped sharing any photos of them!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link
Date: 29 Apr 15 - 06:55 PM

Well Wendy, the tragic event that had a profound effect on your dad, evidently produced positive action on his part. And I am sure we have all been touched by, and interested in the anecdotes and information relating to your mum. Blessings.    Pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 29 Apr 15 - 08:22 AM

Chantey Lass I have put a photo on my Facebook page, please feel free to look,at wendy ann simon, just ask to be my friend. There is also a photo taken in September 2013 ,mum is with the Chaplain General of the Royal Air Force when he dedicated the bench. My mother was a Waaf in WW2 and I have been reading her letters of April 1945, with VE Day next week , her memories of that day are very interesting. I may post them here if you would like to read them. I put a memory book together for mum three years ago and much of the information was taken from the two hundred letters that she wrote to my father while he was serving in N Africa, Malta (during the siege) and in Italy.

Nigel, dad received his MBE for charity work for RAFA. He raised an enormous amount of money for ex RAF men and women, and was a member from the end of the war till he passed away. His autobiography is quite an interesting read and I learnt so much about him when I read it, that generation kept lots of their memories to themselves, but I am sure the accident had a profound effect on him for the rest of his life.

May many children and teachers enjoy Jane's bench for years to come.

With love

Wendy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 29 Apr 15 - 02:53 AM

Wendy, how lovely to hear from you. The story about your Father moved me deeply. The cruel irony of airmen losing their lives in a road accident, which, by good fortune, your Father survived, leaves me lost for words. Sounds as if your Father went on to lead a full & productive life. You don't get an MBE for doin' nowt!
       There is something wonderfully symbolic about a memorial bench...one sits, leans back, perhaps gently touching the inscribed name & in so doing, the dear departed continue to 'support' as they surely did in life.
Dean & Chantey...kind words, thank you. As for a photo, it's possible that one of Jane's children might post on Face Book, but I can't say more than that. I'd love all of you to see the bench, in situ, but a photo would almost certainly reveal Jane's surname, which, for privacy reasons, I feel I must protect. I do hope you are not offended by my response.
                           With Love to You All,
                                                          Nigel & Ann
                                                          xxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 28 Apr 15 - 07:50 PM

Wonderful, Nigel and Wendy! Is there anywhere on the Web where we can find pics of those benches?


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