Saturday, 5 May 2007

"AH DUNNO!" - 5th May

anticant writes:

Today is my Grandmother's birthday. She was born in 1873 and died in 1947. She was, and still is, one of the most important influences in my life. She gave me so much, and taught me so much - more by example than by instruction - that I count all my shortcomings and failings as being due to ignoring the wisdom she imparted. I was fortunate enough to live with her and my Aunt during some of my formative years, and am truly thankful for the privilege. Like so many such blessings, the specialness of it only becomes clear in retrospect. We take so much for granted at the time. So today is for me a day of celebration and happy memory.

I wish everyone a good weekend and joyful Mayday. A warm welcome and a free round await you in the burrow Snug.


Richard W. Symonds said...

Thank you AC - every good wish to one and all over there

WaywardGrandson said...

And so say all of us.
Lovely stuff, as usual, Anti.

Emmett said...

AUNTY, you devil, you're absolutely spot-on; 'tis the old people as told me all the most wonderful stories & made tha past live:

AND, We've actually /cannot/ know what loss /is/ until they have gone.

B Wook

anticant said...

It wasn't just the stories, Emmett - it was the indomitable strength and courage of a quiet, gentle character who had endured enormous stress and always did her utmost to make others' paths smoother. She was quite exceptional.

trousers said...

Another nice post. A good weekend to you too - here's to the memory of your Grandmother.


lavenderblue said...

What a splendid Tale, thank you for sharing with us.