Sunday, 23 August 2020

Another memory

Last evening I watched a programme on King GeorgeV and Queen Mary - such an interesting programme, there was so much in it that I didn't know.   But there was one thing in the programme that brought back what must have been one of my earliest memories because it happened in 1935 when I would have been three.   I remember their Silver Jubilee so clearly.   There was a huge celebratory fair held on the Cattle Market site on Monk's Road in Lincoln and my father took my brother and me.   I was three so my brother would have been fourteen.   I remember lots of side shows, lots of stalls, lots of fairground rides - but what I remember most of all is that he bought me a rag doll which was as big as I was.   It was red, white and blue and I had it for years.   Channel 5 seems to have the monopoly on programmes about royalty - - I am not particularly royalist but I have learnt such a lot about their history that I didn't know.

 

Three times so far today I have got togged up ready to go for a walk with Percy and three times, before we could venture out of the garage, it has rained quite heavily.   I have given up so have now gone for three days without a walk out.   The trouble is that I walk so slowly that if I get caught in a rain shower I am wet through be cause I am unable to hurry.

 

My soup maker has left the warehouse and is on its way - the wonders of the computer - I can track it all the way here so I don;t need to wait in for it   But if the weather continues in this vein I don't expect to be going anywhere.

19 comments:

Ellen D. said...

Sorry you have been not able to get out. Good weather for soup! Take care!

Derek Faulkner said...

Lucky you to get the rain, we've just had the daily wind and sun.

Heather said...

It must dry up soon and let us out for a walk again. I watched that programme about George V and found it very interesting. I am pleased that his physician opted to relieve his suffering when he knew there was no hope of the King's recovery. I just missed his reign, being born in 1936.

Hard up Hester said...

Another one here who watched and enjoyed that program.

Bonnie said...

It is really neat that you can remember that time in history and how you celebrated! I'm sorry you missed your walk again but after three attempts I would give up too! You really don't want to get caught in the rain.

Isn't it fun to be expecting a package? I bet you are already planning what soups to make first!

justjill said...

Sorry you didnt get out. I know the feeling, so frustrating. Hope its good for tomorrow.

John Going Gently said...

Queen Mary of tek was a clever progressive royal

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I like the idea of a soup maker. Is it like a slow cooker or is it actually a little Granny in an apron with a wooden spoon who'll stir up some lentil soup on demand?
Today there was definitely a feeling that Autumn wasn't far away so some hearty broth's not far behind.

Joanne Noragon said...

I admire George V and Mary. Called to the job and did it.

thelma said...

Mary always looked so fierce and very stately. Missed the programme, will try to catch it. Weather here dull and rainy as well.

A Smaller Life said...

There has been a lot of royalty programmes on Channel Five recently hasn't there, was it last week the series of programmes on Diana? I watched one ... now that is history I can remember living through.

The sudden heavy showers of rain have been spectacular and annoying haven't they. It's as though someone just turns a tap and and then ten minutes later it's dry again ... no good if you get caught away from home for the downpour though ... and yes that has happened to me numerous times over the last week.

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Librarian said...

I guess I am not alone in saying how much I enjoy reading your memories when you talk about what things were like in your childhood and youth!
At 52 years old, I can remember a lot from the 1970s onwards, but that's about it. Wasn't Queen Mary the one who had that most wonderful dolls house?

The Feminine Energy said...

It's funny how sometimes we have trouble remembering what happened a year ago but then we can remember things from when we were little quite clearly. The mind is a wondrous thing. I wish we'd get some rain here in northwest Indiana. I don't think I remember seeing our creek ever this dry before. Love, Andrea xoxo

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for your comments and yes, Librarian, it was Queen Mary who had that doll's house.

Rambler said...

You've jogged me into having another browse through a very old book entitled, "25 Eventful Years'. It's a large silvery blue book with an embossed cover all about Queen Mary and King George, bought by my Mum just after she and my Dad were married. I missed the TV programme but hope to find it elsewhere so that I can watch it.

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