HEADER CHALLENGE 27-03-13
Im posting a day early as Wednesday I will be out of Town until later in the day
Its my choice this week and my theme is
PHOTO & VERSE
This is a True Heartbreaking story - with a Happy ending.
Its about 3 fellows nicknamed -Last of the Summer Strollers
Having a long weekend away up on the Yorkshire Moors and what followed.
My Music this week is Robert Johnson singing
Kind Hearted Woman Blues - 1936
( This was Robs favourite singer and music)
Thursday 28th March 1996 is the 17th year Anniversary of Robs Death - he died at the age of 43 1996 with Pancreatitis and was married to Julie.
(this is why I chose this theme)
The poem was written by me and was read out at the scattering of his ashes on Copper Hill - near where we saw the Chalkhill Butterfly.
Rob - Sitting in the red jacket and dandelion up his nose
Richard - Sitting in blue jumper
Stewart (me) Standing in the black jacket.
I first met Rob when my 2 lads started infant school - Rob was one of the Teachers.
After my lads left infant school we met Rob and Julie in town and got chatting - found out he liked a drink - I invited him down into town for a drink with my mate Richard, we ended up going out every friday Night for a few pints for many years.
Robs interests were Astronomy - Lepidopterology (butterflies)
and Brewing his own Real Ale.
Heres a few shots of Last of the Summer Strollers at Thirsk
North Yorkshire on the Moors
Who let these 3 out together? outside the weekend Cottage
Richard leading - Watch yer step Rob its slippery
Richard - Now, why dig a hole here and fence it off?
Rob - Well --- Its like this - See-----
When Rob died in 1996 we lost contact with Julie, it wasnt until 5 years later in 2001 when fate took a hand and I met up with Julie again and that was it - we fell in love and soon after we were together - after 12 years we are still going strong.
The happy Ending to the story
Rob had a daughter called Laura from a previous marriage.
Laura who met her soul mate and in 2012 she married Nick
Their marriage theme was Butterflies - in memory of her Dad Rob.
Please visit the other Headbangers - on my side bar - near my shield, and see their take on
Photo & verse.