Wednesday, 16 May 2018

News

I let Mr Hughes into the church last night in order to photograph a memorial for the fallen from this parish from The Great War. He has just realised that several names have been left off the main memorial Cross by the village Hall.
He has made it his mission to ensure they are added the short list of the dead.
Afterwards I attended a meeting of the new Community Association .I like the new members, they are vital and friendly and alive.
They also have their meeting in the pub over a pint, which is a nose flick to the stuffiness of most official meetings .
I told them about the running of the flowershow , and was pleased that they may resurrect it at some stage albeit in a different form.
On the way home I stopped outside the Hall to listen to the Male Voice choir at their rehearsal
It was quite beautiful

30 comments:

  1. "They also have their meeting in the pub over a pint" - I love that!

    so I assume you are not going to be around to attend this year's flower show?

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    1. It won't be this year . Perhaps next

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  2. Ah, parting is such sweet sorrow.

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  3. By coincidence yesterday on my Poet-in-Residence blog I put link to a YouTube Video of a rendition of Dylan Thomas's Eli Jenkins' Prayer by Neath Male Voice Choir. It is a wonderful thing and the best singing of it I've heard so far, and I've heard a lot of them.

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    1. I've just listened to this - beautiful, thank you. I haven't been to a MVC concert for years, but the best can reduce me to tears!

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  4. Sounds to me that you had a very reflective evening, John......tying up loose ends.

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  5. It is good that there are other people willing to volunteer and do their bit for the community.

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  6. I get such a sense of melancholy from you lately. I hope you are okay.

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    1. Me too. I posted my concerns a few weeks back. I hope you aren't regretting the forthcoming move, John, or the consequences of it. x

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  7. I love to hear a Welsh male voice choir - there is such a nostalgic sound to them.

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  8. I agree with Ms Moon's comment above. I try to read your blog every day and you just don't seem yourself at the moment. Sending best wishes and hope you are back to your cheeky, perky self very soon.

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  9. It's so important to be an active part of the community. It's how you turn a neighborhood into a home.

    You're a wonderful neighbor, looking out for your neighbors and community, from those who passed on to those who just arrived.

    I'll toast to you and your wonderful village! Cheers!

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  10. All these most wonderful everyday things go on in your village. Lovely to visit them again.
    Life is good

    cheers, parsnip

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  11. It must be nice to see new people from the village get involved. It seems like a long, loving goodbye. All the best,John.

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  12. Are you leaving soon? Yes, a caring good bye.

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  13. More meetings need to be held in Pubs!

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  14. Time is useful for thinking outside the box. Time is also useful to take a break from thinking.

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  15. Sounds like a grand evening! xo

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  16. Sounds like a pleasant, peaceful evening with friends John - just what is needed I guess.

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  17. The best sort of meetings are in the local over a pint ☺

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  18. Lots of bitter sweet moments in your life at the moment. I hope the sweetness dominates.

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  19. Big changes bring out lots of different emotions and reflection.

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  20. A memorial to the walking dead could be your lasting legacy...

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  21. It must be heartening to know that there is a core group of volunteers who will carry on making the village a friendly place. The village will miss you as much as you'll miss it.

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