Thursday, April 6, 2017

AND YET ANOTHER FAVORITE


This dog reminds me of my Nanny's dog Tony, except that he was all white.  He had a sweet nature just like my Nanny, Dad's mother.  I still have very fond memories of this dear lady.  I was around ten years' old when she passed.  I remember whenever I knew we were visiting her, which was often, I had the happiest feeling, just like I do now with the memory.  My mother loved her very much also, and told me stories about her earlier life after she had gone.  The two of them would sit for considerable lengths of time, just talking about the old days.  One was when she met my Nandad.  She wouldn't seriously think of going out with him because she was older than he by a few years, but he would not give up.  He had set his cap for her and he took it upon himself to go over to the sea captain's house, where she worked as housekeeper and a nanny for their children. Nandad got down on his knees and yelled through the letterbox at the top of his lungs,
"Miss Lucy, will you go out with me?  I will not leave until you agree", over and over again.  To stop this embarrassment and for fear of being fired, she finally agreed and the rest as they say, is history.



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  1. What a great story! And his plan worked, too. This picture is just wonderful! I love the angle of the shot, too.

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    1. Thankfully :) They were married for 60 plus years. Thank you Ginny, he was quite a ways off when I saw him so I was better able to line up my shot.

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  2. What a lovely story. Nandad knew what he wanted...

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    1. Thank you EC and yes, Nandad was more bluster on the outside, but inside he was a marshmallow :)

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  3. How lovely. I do like to hear stories of happy relationships. This one reminded me of my Joe, who was four years younger than me.... what the heck - he was happy with that.

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    1. I'm glad my story reminded you of Joe Valerie, and age should be the last thing considered where true love is concerned.

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  4. aw Denise, what a beautifully romantic story about your grandparents :D) How lovely when your memories from such a young age can evoke such wonderful feelings for you today. Cheers!

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  5. Thanks for writing this. Love it. When I was ten I had also a nice dog.

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  6. Hello Denise, cute story. The dog is adorable too. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, happy you enjoyed the story and the adorable pooch. Happy Thursday and enjoy your day also.

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  7. Sort of stalking, eh? But worked out OK!

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  8. Wonderful memories to have, and what a cute dog!

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  9. What a great romantic story! Love it. And love that you have great memories of your grandparents.

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  10. Such a sweet tribute to your Nan, Denise. Love the courting story.
    Amalia
    xo

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  11. What a precious story!!!! I love it!!!

    Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Did your mom write down any of the stories about "the old days"??? It would be wonderful if she did.

    But if she didn't, you could now!!!!! Oh it would be a shame, to have these family treasures, lost to coming generations. Yes????

    Luna Crone

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    1. Thank you LC and you are very welcome. No, my Mom did not write her stories down but thankfully I remember many of them and am doing just that. I agree with you totally, future generations need to learn of them. We were just saying how lucky ours will be. They will have more information about us than ever before.

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  12. Sweet dog, Denise, and such a lovely story.

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    1. Thank you Linda, so glad you enjoyed it :)

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  13. Nice as another dog resembles your own, dear. Regards.

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    1. Hello Giga, I love those connections when I see someone, something, that reminds me of childhood. Regards to you also :)

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  14. You brought a nostalgic tear to my eye, remembering my Lancashire mum telling a story or ten about folks back home: "oh and he had his cap set on her and wouldn't go away until he'd won her over."
    Sandy
    North Carolina

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    1. Happy my memories brought back your own of conversations with your mum Sandy. Thank you :)

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  15. I just loved reading the story in your post here ... very special.
    Great photo too.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan :) All the best, Denise

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  16. Oh, Denise, this story has sure put a smile on my face! Any time you want to tell more, I will be glad to read them.

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    1. It makes me very happy you enjoyed my memories Rose, thank you so much :)

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  17. I love this story about your Nandad, it brought a big smile on my face. So cute and his method worked for him. I too had a few dogs when I was young and they remained in sweet memories.

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    1. Thank you Nancy, so happy it brought a smile to your face. I grew up with dogs, as you say, all sweet memories.

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    1. Thank you Francisco, a hug and a good weekend to you also :)

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  19. What a lovely story about your Nandad. Thanks for sharing. It put a smile on my face.

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    1. Thank you Sandra, I am so happy it made you smile :)

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  20. oooh denise, such a sweet story and a great memory. the picture is not bad either ;)

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  21. What a delightful story, Denise. And how lucky are you to share the genes of such a romantic, brave man? I call what he did very brave. "The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."

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    1. Thank you Pauline, that is so sweet of you. I am very happy you enjoyed it and how my Nandad would love that quote, as do I :)

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  22. So sweet! We don't have a dog, but my friend does and that dog sits every afternoon with her son watching him do his homework and waits by the window in the afternoon for the school bus to show up. It is such a sweet relationship.

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    1. Thank you Kelleyn and loved your story about your friend, her son and his loving dog.

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  23. This was a very sweet story, Denise. Thank you for sharing some of your family memories.

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    1. Hi Beatrice, you are so very welcome :)

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  24. those are good pups, cute pic! what a sweet story, thank you for sharing. :)
    hugs,
    Marie

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    1. They surely are and thank you so much :) hugs, Denise

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