Monday, July 5, 2010

If Wishes Were Horses!

“If wishes were horses then beggars would ride”, this was my beloved Nana’s retort whenever as a small child I would wish for something! That is what I loved about her she was always practical and with the aforementioned saying would goad me into doing something about my “wishes”.

Unfortunately she passed away this weekend. Am I sad? Yes. However I am also extremely proud! She had just celebrated her 102nd birthday last week. She was a source of inspiration and amazement to her 5 children, 19 grand children, 34 great grand children and 3 great great grand children.

All I can really say is “Thank you!”


  1. beautiful post David.. life well lived!! XXX

  2. Wow, 102 years. What a life your grandmother lived.

  3. God bless her.
    If that's her up there in that photo, then she was one elegant lady.
    Even if it isn't, somehow I know she was.

  4. Belle and Nevin, Many thanks.

    Jaso, yep that's her. I also forgot to thank her for the savoir faire!

  5. I've always loved that phrase and repeat it whenever applicable. More often than not I have to explain what it means! Alas!

    Sorry for your loss.

  6. 102! What a happy looking woman!

  7. Il Duce, It has been one of my favourites. Alas we live surrounded by ignorance!

    Jill, I think that is what kept her going!


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