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For all denied the privilege of sharing their declining years with their life’s partner

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MawB Thu 19-Dec-19 13:56:16

“John Anderson my jo, John,
When we were first acquent,
Your locks were like the raven,
Your bonie brow was brent;
But now your brow is beld, John,
Your locks are like the snaw,
but blessings on your frosty pow,
John Anderson, my jo!

John Anderson my jo, John,
We clamb the hill thegither,
And monie a cantie day, John,
We've had wi' ane anither;
Now we maun totter down, John,
And hand in hand we'll go,
And sleep thegither at the foot,
John Anderson, my jo! “

Thinking of you flowers flowers

rosecarmel Thu 19-Dec-19 13:59:45

Beautiful .. flowers

Urmstongran Thu 19-Dec-19 14:31:42

Very poignant.

endlessstrife Fri 20-Dec-19 12:55:14

That’s really lovely, and so sad 💐

Doodle Fri 20-Dec-19 13:18:25

flowers lovely poem

POGS Fri 20-Dec-19 14:43:17


Thank you.

Not only for the poem but your beautiful choice of words in your thread title which will hold special thoughts for so many who have as you put it been denied the privilege of sharing their lives with their loved one but others preparing to accept that inevitability in their lives too.

Gransnet at it's best x flowers

tanith Fri 20-Dec-19 14:55:42

That’s beautiful MawB. 🌺

Oopsminty Fri 20-Dec-19 15:00:40

That's lovely.

Nico97 Fri 20-Dec-19 15:33:11

Beautiful Maw - I just need to get this huge lump out if my throat 😧

Nico97 Fri 20-Dec-19 15:33:32

Of not if !

Daddima Fri 20-Dec-19 15:36:26

My favourite Rabbie song. Lovely message, Maw.

issibon Mon 17-Feb-20 15:23:43

Says it all

BlueSapphire Mon 17-Feb-20 15:52:10

So lovely Maw.

Oopsadaisy3 Mon 17-Feb-20 16:05:00

So lovely, he certainly had a way with words.

Thinking of everybody who is in this position .

MawB Mon 17-Feb-20 16:54:27

Just thinking this might be an especially hard time for some of you, some of us.
What in the church is called “Our year’s mind” flowersflowers

Kalu Mon 17-Feb-20 17:31:05

Love this beautiful poem.

Still has the same impact as when I had to learn it at school.

My love and kind thoughts to those of you who go on without your DDH ❤️

Shrub Mon 17-Feb-20 18:36:26

Sung by Eddi Reader on You tube.

BlueSapphire Mon 17-Feb-20 20:23:26

Very timely for me; it was this Monday two years ago that DH went into hospital for the last time. He died eight days later.

callgirl1 Mon 17-Feb-20 23:50:51

That`s beautiful MawB x

pinkprincess Tue 18-Feb-20 00:11:38

Thankyou MawB. My DH passed away just three days after last Christmas.

MawB Tue 18-Feb-20 00:33:24

I thought it might be Blue Sapphire - sending love and comfort.
If my experience is anything to go by, getting past all the “this time two years ago...” day by day countdown of events which are so etched in your memory does help to ease the pain once it is past.
Pink princess I had not realised, but sending love and condolences to you too. flowersflowers

crazyH Tue 18-Feb-20 01:02:01

To all who are missing their life's partner I send my love and condolences. Sadly, I do not have one ....but I can assure you if anything does happen to him,, I will be sad. Married for 25 years, shared 3 children, until I wasn't good enough.

BlueSapphire Tue 18-Feb-20 08:39:50

Thank you Maw, you remembered rightly. Seems to be the worst time for me, worse than birthdays, anniversaries etc.
So sorry pinkprincess.