Ladies and gentlemen, I was going to delete this post because it was between Laurie and myself, but after reading Laurie's and then KB47's posts, I am going to leave it for you to add who you are proud of in your family or friends. ♥️xx
Leo60, Just changing the photo Leo be... - Positive Wellbein...
Positive Wellbeing During Self-Isolation
Wow! Nice picture, Bazzak!
Wow! How fantastic is that, having a dad who played for West Ham? Did you follow him into playing soccer Bazz? I have an interest in soccer and am watching Chelsea v Arsenal at the moment (half time 1 all).
Well, because my dad played in goal, the school insisted that I played there. It took me two years that I was an out field player. I did end up playing for West Ham schools but ripped my cruciate ligaments in my knee at 16 end of football and now have carbon fibre ones doh.🙂 x
I didn't disbelieve you Baz , was curious as to why he got banned! I like a good tale of Intrigue! How amazing to have a famous dad! xx
I would be too, very xx My dad wasn't in the war but he did get the Air Force Cross for test piloting the Sea King helicopter, which has been used for air/sea rescue for many years. I'm quite proud of that. xx
And so you should be ♥️x, I am going to delete the post soon because it was just between you and me, no other reason ⚘😘xx
Ok sweetie xx ;))
Leo, help, after seeing your post and then KB47'S I am finding it very hard to delete do you think I can change the title slightly and let people put what they admired about their grandparents,parents, brother, sister etc???. 🤔 x
I think that's a fantastic idea, my love! I will post again under that!! xx
and please call me Laurie? xxx
I would love to call you Laurie, Laurie xxx
Then please do! xx
Did I tell you ?, my mum actually named me Barrington Ashley🙉 and we lived in East London !. At least it taught me to look after myself, but you can call me Barry 🙂xxx
Ok Baz, I will call you Barry!! My grandparents lived in a small village in Somerset called Barrington. It has an NT property there called Barrington Court! My poor sister was named Emma Louise (very lovely for a little girl, and she was very little 10 weeks prem 55 years ago!) , Frederika Harriet! I think dad wanted a boy? My auntie (her godmother, nearly dropped her in the font! Not that anyone would have noticed, they were all too busy watching her mini skirt ride up as she rocked the yowling critter!!xx
😁😁xx my sister is called Frederika !!! This is getting odd 🤔😁xx
And , from earlier, my mum was half German! The other half was Corsican and they went out to Trinidad. Her great, great (however many times!) grandfather built White Hall in Port of Spain which is, I believe still the governor's residence. Someone earlier said you were part of a dynasty? So am I! The family name out there is/was Agoustini and when I went to Corsica a few years back, the cemeteries had so many of that name! xx
We all have so much history in our families, it's just a case of exploring. I'm lucky I have another sister ( Beverley) after the Beverkey sisters! Who is into ancestry in a big way. Xx
I just looked up your great great grandfather and the White Hall, he is famous, and a stunning building, and a painting of him!. Xx
Ps, I wasn't doubting you just sounded interesting!. Xxx
Hahaha! I had to look it up before I posted! You know how stuff gets passed down through families, and a bit like Chinese whispers, things aren't quite as you remember? But they were!
The last time mum went back to Trinidad (where she was born and lived until she was about12) she asked for a tour of the old gaff and indeed had tea on one of the verandahs!! I expect she would rather have had a Rum Punch xx
Aw Bazzak, you must be so proud.
What a Fantastic Certification.
My Brother was in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He didn't have any certificates or medals .But he did have 3 stripes that I now have. I also have the silver cigarette case that he had in his pocket when he got killed. He was only 24 years old. 😢
I'm so sorry to hear that KB47, you must be so so proud of him, not only you I am proud of him♥️. I was going to close this post down because it was only about my dad, but now it is about your brother and Leo's dad, I dont know what to do. ⚘♥️xxx
Hi Bazzak ,do whatever you feel is best. You are proud of your Dad. I'm so proud of my Brother .I doted on him . I've got his green Beret, his belt and Loads of letters that he used to write to me when he was away. I can't read his letters ,he always called me Twerp. I get too upset to read them. If you want to close this Post ,it's okay. You were going to close it before I told you about my Brother. So yes, its alright. Take Care. gotta go xx.💦💦💦
To all our brave heroes...………… Thank you xx
Interesting to read these stories, my father was in the navy during the war. My brother-in-law was killed by a grenade , all we have left are a few letters from him he was only 21 plus his name on Salisbury Cathedral roll of honour and on the wall of rememberance at Alrewas for 1950. My youngest son is a modern veteran from the Iraq wars. I recall watching the tanks on sky news knowing my son was in one. My late father-in-law was the houndsman for Colonel Buckley who then lived in Larne in South Wales and now has a Mess named after him in Germany where Hitler made his famous speech from. Memories. My son is now in the Australian army out in Melbourne after 22 years british service on the front line.
Thankyou for sharing your story Katieoxo60. There's so much I could write on here. But I get too upset if I go too deeply into things that happened in the past. I'm so very Proud of my Mum and Dad. They lost 3 Son's ( My Brothers ) before they passed away. It was so heartbreaking for them. Their Love kept them strong for each other , until eventually, they were also gone. Nobody wins when there's a War. I hope your Son is safe and happy in the Australian Army. Good Luck and Stay Safe to you both .x
Wow, and wow again. No wonder you are so proud of your dad Bazz, I would be too. He would be a hard act to follow. Do you know what he actually did to get this award? I have such an interest in the last war and wish I'd asked those questions I now have, when my dad was alive.
That is such a shame about your possible football career being thwarted by a knee injury. I assume you follow football more than rugby and still enjoy watching it though?
You probably know Arsenal beat Chelsea in the FA cup final. I wanted Frank Lampards side to win as he is such a young, committed manager.
Time for a coffee I think.
If I told you about the award you wouldn't believe me😁x . As for football/ rugby, I much prefer watching rugby, played it once, another story!😁 xx
I didn't realize how much I loved sport until lockdown stopped everything. I'm looking forward to tennis, athletics and the Olympics next year. It seems an endless wait though. Makes you more appreciative too!
You would have envied me then, when I worked, I used to cover them all and get paid for it. Not only that, I was there to set up and take down and the rest of the time I had a pass to watch everything!. 😁x
How lovely Bazzak, You must be very proud. 👍😊
That is great. Of course you should be proud. I am very proud of all my family and the things they have done. Too many to choose from. I couldn't single one out. x
Sheila I'm with you there. I love my family for all the things they have done. Both Mum and Dad were in the army during and after the war but Mum stopped to have the family whilst Dad got his commission with the Paras. Unfortunately Mums Army career got forgotten because of Dad but she was a good woman who we called the Oracle because she learned so much!
I have two sisters. One is MD of an art gallery and the other was a cleaner/carer but they are both very special to me.
I am proud of both my sons first son can do anything from baking fitted our kitchen electrician just made a climbing frame with slide swing climbing wall for grandchildren works repairing argos cookers and stays home 3 times a week with children His wife is a teacher .My second son was born with dixfractier. He worked twice as much on his education .His coordination was poor and had to have a lap top at school for his writing He got passes at collage A Grades in four subjects
He became an English teacher and recently returned from spain where he was Head of English He is now going on to do his masters at Manchester University
That is definitely someone to be very proud of Barry.
I do often wonder what all those war time heroes (every last one of them was definitely a hero) would think of today’s society, was it worth all that bloodshed and pain that they had to endure? Mixed feelings there.
My father served in India, Burma, Hong Kong, Malaya and Singapore. When he eventually returned home and to civilian life l believe that he found it virtually impossible to settle down. He never spoke of his life, absolutely nothing was kept, sad memories probably.
My Mother was a truly amazing Mother and human being, bringing up my sister and myself alone during those war years. As were millions of other women. Apart from the two of us she fostered a little boy younger than us so the mother could help with the war efforts while the father was away fighting. How she managed l will never know! We kept hens for their eggs, Sunday roast lunch occasionally, grew all her own vegetables and still probably lived off the smell of an oil rag!
I do believe though that we were happy, content and a well adjusted family, my mother definitely held the fort alone for all those years.
She did receive a letter from Buckingham Palace thanking her for her effort after the war.
Sorry Barry, rambling along again, you always put up so many interesting subjects.
Take care, Tim.
Please don't apologise, you are not rambling in any way. You must be so proud of your mother and father and its lovely to here your story. My dad came home a bit like yours, when he left for the war, my mother was pregnant with my brother Clive he was born while my father was away and at 18 months he died from meningitis without my dad ever seeing him. The army wouldn't let him home on compassionate leave and from being a non drinker and smoker he came home with both habits. Sorry I am rambling now Tim, hope you and your wife are well xx
The recall of your brother Clive is so very sad, your family must have been devastated at your loss, your father especially, l would think. He probably never grieved fully. How could he, so difficult.
So much sadness every day during that war (every war), so little communication compared to today. Too much some days now.
Thank you, yes we are both keeping well, our granddaughter will be nine tomorrow.
It only seems yesterday her mother was turning nine.
I sincerely hope that you and your wife are well and managing to live through these times, very difficult to know really what is going on.
All the best for the coming week, Tim.
Bazzak ,this is for you xx. I wish that I could put into words how I feel and what my Family went through. But I just can't.
I'm so proud of my Mum and Dad and what they went through. If I could write everything down, it would take me forever and a day. So I'll just keep my memories deep inside. ❤ 💑💑💑💑💑.
And remember my Mum ,Dad and Brothers with Love and Pride.❤🏅🥉🥈
Thankyou for keeping your Post up. You are so proud of your Dad, ✌
Your Dad is so proud of you. 🤜🤛 🤗 xx
KB, thank you so much for the kind words, you really brought a warmth deep inside me.♥️♥️⚘⚘xx
I am so proud of my cousin who is a Dr. She opted to have her 3 year old child taken care of for , at least 3 months outside of her house. She was too afraid of transmitting the COVID-19 virus to her only child. I am also so proud of all of the other medical personnel, Bio engineers/scientist working on drugs, and a vaccine. and the essential workers who like champs went to work everyday. I could never thank them all enough. GOD bless them all.
Not what you're looking for?
You may also like...
Happy Birthday Laurie, make sure it's a good one. Two songs for you here, hope they work, the...
back to work on 4 July which I am, I'll keep you posted
that had posted in the Healthy eating forum, and his post is here, if you want to see that...
are you all doing, this Sunday morning? I hope that your meditation is continuing and helping you...
Hi everyone! Thank you for the birthday wishes and posting today.😀👍🙏 I really appreciate it very...