I have just been going down memory lane. I found a box full of letters to and from my Dashing Young Scotsman before and shortly after we were married. At that time my DYS was a chauffeur for a car rental company and he was away from home for weeks at a time. In case you don’t remember or are too young to know, in 1957 many Americans came to the UK and then from there, they toured Europe. Self-drive cars were around but many preferred to be driven.
I was delighted to find these letters from 60 years ago – yes I am that old, particularly as I don’t keep letters, cards etc for any length of time.
So having read one dated 18 September 1957 I decided to look at my earlier blog posts to see what I was thinking and/or doing at that time.
This blogging journey started on March 1, 2011, so the first stop was 18 September 2011.
On that day I talked about My September Years and reminisced about the great life I had lived up until that day.
18 September 2012 I continued the story with Yet More on the Bonnets. If you were following my blog then you might remember that Sallyann at Photographic Memories found some bonnets sitting in the back of a disused taxi and suggested that I might write a story on this. Well, I did. I hope you enjoy it.
18 September 2013 found me in Oxford with my sister visiting with my blogging pal, Sallyann of Photographic Memories fame. We had a great day and as Sallyann lived in Oxford then, we saw many things not usually seen by tourists. A great day was had by all and it was particularly memorable because I met a blogging pal In Real Life.
18 September 2014 I was working through Writing 101 and on this day the challenge was to write about loss. I chose to talk about Miss Lotte my small Tibetan Spaniel and my faithful companion. Unfortunately, Miss Lotte’s life was short but sweet and I still miss her.
18 September 2015. This was a particularly hard time for me as my late love, The Architect had died a month before. So there was only one post in September that year – Missing You. Oh, how raw were the feelings at that time and how unfair I thought it was that our lovely partnership was cut short.
18 September 2016. There were few posts in September that year. I was recovering from my latest adventure aka accident and the closest post to this date is Words and More Words. The theme is obvious from the title, and I talked about Elizabeth George a favourite author, an appointment card to visit an Otolaryngologist and other meanderings in this ancient mind.
So now to today, 18 September 2017. What thoughts are going around in my mind? I have had a pleasant but short interaction with my No 3 grandson. Oh, how I love to talk with these young men. He is very solicitous of his Granma and always happy to help in any way. Today he moved plant pots around for me. Yes, I could have done this myself, but he brought them down the outside stairs and placed them along the front of the hedge. Now all I have to do is buy plants for them. So a visit later today to my favourite store aka the garden centre.
Today the sun is shining brightly and all the doors and windows are open. This follows torrential rain and wind yesterday and we learn that rain, thunderstorms, high winds, and snow are on the cards for many over the next 24 hours in the South Island. I hope Grandson No 4 is safe and warm in Christchurch.
We also hear that air travel is disrupted in Auckland as the Airport will be affected after a fuel pipeline from a refinery in Northland was temporarily shut-down. Auckland is our busiest airport and Airport chief executive Adrian Littlewood said some 27 domestic and international flights were cancelled over the weekend. So I suggest there are many disgruntled/unhappy travellers.
We read that former Napier City Councillor Peter Beckett has been found guilty of the first-degree murder of his Canadian wife following a jury trial in Canada. Guilty of drowning his wife, Laura Letts-Beckett, on Upper Arrow Lake in August 2010 and was handed an automatic life sentence with a minimum non-parole period of 25 years.
And the good news? A Catholic priest held hostage for almost four months in the besieged southern city of Marawi has been rescued hours after a deadly battle between Philippine soldiers and Islamic State-allied militants. Father Teresito “Chito” Soganub was found abandoned with another hostage near a mosque early Sunday, one of three militant strongholds that have fallen to government forces over the past several days.Father Soganub had been held captive since militants attacked his Saint Mary’s Parish during the siege of Marawi on May 23.
So enough meandering on this Monday. I hope you all have had a pleasant weekend and are looking forward to this new week.