Q:John going up to Brum on Friday to join with his brother and 3 sisters to go through their Mum’s stuff ( emotional, sad and not easy )
What’s the connection ?
A: My gift …..
Amongst Nanny’s things were lots of cards and momentos her Grandchildren had given her over the years .
One of which was ‘Oakland’s World-Issue 8 , October 1999’
This was the front cover ,which John had framed for me :-
From a 21st Century window
”THE FLYING SOFA”
By Rosie Dwyer , Y5/6
Based on the Robert louis Stephenson poem ” From a railway carriage”.
FASTER THAN THUNDER , FASTER THAN LIGHTENING
WE’RE ON OUR SOFA, SEATBELTS TIGHTENING,
OVER HILLS, OVER LAKES
WE’RE ON OUR SOFA, WE FEEL JUST GREAT,
OVER THE BEACHES ,OVER THE SEA ,
PEOPLE SWIMMING, SWIMMING FREE,
PEOPLE RUNNING, PEOPLE WALKING,
LOOK AT THOSE PEOPLE DOWN THERE TALKING !
WE’RE ON OUR SOFA ,UP WITH THE LARK
BUT I’M AFRAID NOW ,I’VE GOT TO PARK !
My broken heart has just got a little bit more broken