Thursday, 26 March 2009

True Colours Thursday - BEIGE & Grandmother!

Now, I know many may have struggled with this weeks colour.
But, not me!
Do not mean to brag.
BEIGE is an odd shade.
But, it is surely, Hug member Barney's colouration...
He was Grandmother's special 'rescue' bear.
She & Mother had gone away to Leamington Spa, to a rather grand sounding 'Christmas House Party' @ the Manor Hotel.
Apparently, it simply meant, the hotel's chef took the strain of preparing the holiday feast, leaving them to relax!
Grandmother, particularly liked Leamington, having fond memories of this Warwickshire town, from her time stationed there during World War II.
She had been assigned as live-in cook to Officers, who had requisitioned a large private house on The Parade.
And, despite a few wild japes, she earned her Sargent's strips there.
Anyway, back to Barney's tale - on Christmas Eve, walking the said Parade, they, Mother and Grandmother looked in @ the St Barnardos charity shop.
A certain boy was sitting lonesome on an otherwise empty shelf.
Grandmother, a bear softy - I am sure I would have liked her, immediately took pity on him.
She could not bare the thought of him spending Christmas there, alone in the cold and dark.
So, he was 'saved' from this fate and joined the festivities.

Okay, not BEIGE, well, apart fom her walking stick maybe!
But, this is Grandmother, that Christmas in the snowy Jefferson Gardens...
She looks very sprightly here in 1998.
It was before her fall, that broke her hip.
And, the evil Cancer that took her life.


Dina ... UK said...

Barney looks very fine and Beige to me....
Barney was very lucky Grandmother found him.....

Luv Aunt Dina.....

BJ Roan said...

Hi Sir,
You are a more colour-smart than me. I had trouble with beige. I do think Barney is a cutie, and I liked your story and pic of your grandmother. You are really good at this blogging thing!
Aunt BJ

Ludo van puppy said...

Barney is a lucky bear that your Mother and Grandmother happened upon him. Thanks for sharing their story.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Barney is a cute Beige bear.

That is a lovely photo of Grandmother.

Holly & Zac...XX

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Hehehehe I do like this mewsik!!!

Sir Woodstock,
Yo Handsome!
I'm goin to hav a pawty this weekend to sellybrate my 500th post :@}
Festivitys kik off tomorro at noon UK time an larst till midnite Sunday!
Pleez come by, it wud be an onner to see yu thare!
Leev sum jokes in the comments sekshun ov Friday's post fer evrywun.
Weel be havin cayke, ginger beer, scooby snaks an a serprize speshul gest!!!!!
Pleez come it won't be the sayme wivowt yu!


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a cutie Barney is! We are so glad that your grandmother rescued him, Woodstock!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch