Category Archives: History as she is remembered

Monday, 5th December, 2016

A self-set task this year was to do much more reading.  Somehow, though once addicted to sitting with a book, I had forgotten my addiction.   So I chose to read the Bible, Old and New Testaments, and to re-read my … Continue reading

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Monday, 18th April, 2016

     Writing that blog-post about how hearing Aled Jones singing took me back to the garden of my childhood brought more memories of those times back to me.   I feel, as I write this, the nostalgia of asking myself “Where … Continue reading

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Thursday, 7th April, 2016

It was Tuesday, 5th April, 2016.   Brother-in-law Terry chose the day for us to go to Wolverhampton to visit him and sister-in-law June.   He could not have picked a more perfect one! We started out from Pontrhydfendigaid at 8:30 a.m., … Continue reading

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Thursday, 12th November, 2015.

Early this week, I heard George Butterworth’s setting of “And Is My Team Still Ploughing”.   Butterworth was so talented and died in the First World War slaughter.   That put me in a nostalgic mood as I thought about those times … Continue reading

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Friday, 29th May, 2015.

Posted this on my Facebook yesterday.   Thought it was worth preserving here instead of losing itself among the trivial dross of that medium:- “Aged 15, and having been deeply in love with Wales and all things Welsh for a … Continue reading

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Monday, 27th October, 2014.

I’ve been told many a time that one should “never go back”.   By that, the people who tell me mean don’t go back to places you once knew. Being “trapped by the past”, I usually ignore that advice.   I browse … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 16th July, 2014.

They brushed gently on my face, those leaves.   I’ve let that happen over the years and it’s always taken me back, back, back.   Back to a time when my life was, quite suddenly, changed. The first time I recall being … Continue reading

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