Forum home The potting shed

Friends we might never have met ...

DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,297
Reading this made me think of the importance of some of the relationships we have on here ...

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-51672643


“I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







«1

Posts

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 17,605
    Oh yes, I agree with that Dove.
     Hostafan and his OH,  you and yours, Philippa and hers,   And someone who I have never met but write to by email every few days and have done for about 6 years now.  

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 25,361
    edited February 2020
    Apart from daily exchanges of news, fun and info with folk on here I also have daily email exchanges with a group of friends from the old GW boards.  There are 2 I've never met but 2 more I've at Chelsea, Tatton, Harlow Carr and Malvern and we've all been nattering for 13 or 14 years now.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,356
    Indeed.

    I still feel the absence of Joyce on the Resurrected thread.

    Still, life is a finite phenomenon. I liken it to one of those push penny machines. Newborns go in at the top and we all in the end drop out at the bottom.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iqKfTNhS0jA

    Sorry if that offends anyone, it’s just how I see things.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,297
    edited February 2020
    Not offended at all @pansyface ... being pragmatic doesn’t make friendships any less important 🤗  it’s not the quantity of life that’s most important ... it’s the quality. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • I'm a postman and sometimes we are the only person Granny Smith sees all day. I always take the time when I can, despite the time constraints we are under now.

    One thing is for sure, we all get old! We should really respect our senior members of "society" a bit more.

    On another note I love how she saved the lady that £200. Postal scams are terrible, and that was from the water company. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,297
    Good for you @andybfc5 😊 ... another reason why we should write letters or even just send a brief newsy note on a picture postcard. 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 17,605
    The only person I see is the postman, except Wednesday when Tesco brings my delivery.

    When my dad had his dog, he wouldn’t let him even wee in the garden so took him out several times a day, the dog died and after 2 years someone knocked on the door and asked if the old boy was ok as they hadn’t seen him with the dog for while! 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 28,155
    An old friend from school was found dead in his flat in his 30s. They reckoned he'd died 3 months earlier and it was only the smell which made folk suspicious. 
    Devon.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 25,361
    We have widowed and divorced ladies in the patch club.  For one or two of them whose families live elsewhere we are the only people they see all week so we check up on any absentees and we help out when people are sick or need operations.   The local council recognises the value of clubs like ours with an almost entirely retired membership so we get to have our weekly meeting room for no rent.   Youth activities are also encouraged and supported.   It's all about social cohesion.


    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 643
    Obelixx sounds like our town could learn a lot from yours. Ours is a relatively new town grown from a once tiny village. Seems to me that the town has grown too fast and totally without cohesion between the folks living in it. The only clubs are those for specific ethnic groups, so that really does not help people meet and live better together. I’ve found great friends online, but how wonderful it would also be to have a physical connection too.
Sign In or Register to comment.