We Will Remember Them

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When James of Peacock Computers set up our EE Mobile internet he had searched the house for the optimum site for the modem. This was situated in the single bedroom upstairs, not beside my iMac downstairs. Although I managed to post yesterday with the borrowed dongle, the lead for which is not very long, I could find no signal this morning. A phone call to James produced the necessary advice. He suggested I switched SIM cards, and rather crucially, told me how to do it. These cards were smaller than the finger nail with which I prised out the one for the dongle. That from the EE hub required the insertion of a needle. I carried out the operation with surgical precision, otherwise you would not be reading this.

Sporting a knitted poppy she had bought, Jackie had waited for me yesterday in Costa Coffee in Lymington. Whilst there a woman had asked her if she had made it herself. She replied that that would have been rather mean. They both laughed and her interlocutor told her about

the knitted poppies fixed to the hedge around St Mark’s Church, Pennington.

We visited them on the way to visiting Mum this afternoon. My mother is growing stronger by the day, and was able to swing her legs out of bed as Jackie helped her into her chair.

On our return home we took a diversion up Roger Penny Way, where pannage pigs, beneath pink/indigo clouds, grunted contentedly as they rooted beneath oak leaves in search of acorns. As usual, they wandered across the road at will.

After the ever-earlier sunset we turned back at Godshill.

By the time we reached the darting pigs again, the area was pitch-black, and lit by the searchlights of crawling cars whose drivers were doing their best to avoid taking home roadkill of pannage pork from the eager Exocets darting hither and thither.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s classic cottage pie; crisp carrots and cauliflower; and flavoursome Brussels sprouts, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank Joseph Scalzi Corse 2016 while Elizabeth abstained

 

59 thoughts on “We Will Remember Them

  1. Sorry you are still having the internet problems.
    That remembrance display is quite impressive. The sunsets are quite impressive, but I’m sad that they are ever earlier. I’m glad your mom is getting stronger each day.

  2. The ladies here are knitting a hundred poppies for a hundred years. I’m not sure how they intend to display them. I reminded them that my blanket squares kept coming out rectangles, so they excused me from the project.

  3. delightful post and D, this line seemed like a tongue twister to say 3x fast:
    pannage pigs, beneath pink/indigo clouds, grunted contentedly as they rooted beneath oak leaves in search of acorns.

  4. The poppies are so beautiful and meaningful! We must always remember!

    OH! It makes me so happy to hear the good news about your Mum! I think of her and pray for her.

    I think those piggies think they own the road! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ And they are always busy about their business.

    Your evening meal sounds delicious! We had Brussels sprouts, too! Roasted. And grilled salmon. AND a homemade spinach salad with strawberries, walnuts, red onions, etc. πŸ™‚

    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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