We went to see some very special old family friends today, old in both senses – they are in their 90’s and I have known them since I was about 7 years old. There weren’t enough blooms in our garden to make up the little bouquet that we usually take when we visit so we bought some beautiful locally grown Anemones, knowing that they were my Mum’s favourites but not realising they were M’s too. Both she and C were delighted with the pretty bunch and recalled how C’s Father used to grow them on his farm in Townsend and that they both used to sit at the kitchen table bunching them up for selling. M showed us a beautiful cross stitch of Anemones that she made many years ago.
M knits Teddies for Tragedies, lovely creatures collected locally and sent around the world , “Healing and comforting children, one teddy at a time.” How beautiful is that? The lovely M insisted on giving us two of her teddies to take to Barcelona with us when we go soon to help when the expected Grand baby twins arrive.
The view of Truro Cathedral caught in sunlight, below, is the one we used to see from Mum and Dad’s place, just near where C and M live. As you can imagine, it is a most evocative view for all the family, all over the world as they are.
December 1, 2016 at 8:29 pm
Such a lovely reunion with M and C. I never knew anemones were your mother’s favorites. What a nice, personal connection you have with your mother through M. The teddy bears are adorable. You must be eager for those grandbabies to arrive next month. xx
December 5, 2016 at 7:00 am
Yes, we are. A has been told to expect them from 16th December! We are on half packed alert ready to go at any moment!🙂