Wednesday, 14 February 2018

St Val's (Jock's) Day.


                            

Happy birthday Jock.

Jock Veitch. 1928-2009. My old mate; see Google.

But most importantly, Happy St Val's Day to Lady Magnon; seen here (below) with birthday boy Jock.

                           




25 comments:

  1. Yes I know you've seen it before, but just for those who don't know; when my friend Jock died, I vowed to celebrate his birthday each year to keep his memory alive.

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  2. A good friend is like a family member.
    A nice Valentine's day to you and Lady M.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Thank you Maria, and of course I wish you a very happy day too. x

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  3. Happy Valentine's Day to you both.
    That is what friends are for .. to remember with love. Here we would light a candle as well

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    1. He was a terrible rogue, so I won't go as far as a candle.

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  4. This made me think of Robert Hughes too. Larger than life characters. You are fortunate to have known Veitch. I could do with a Veitch around here. I will raise a glass to him later. I have a brother with a birthday today. I won't be raising a glass to him, that would be a step too far. Happy St Vals Day x

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    1. Dear Jock was a great character; we spent some wonderful times together, mostly involving plenty of good food and wine. Have a good day. x

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  5. Very happy day to you and lady M.

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    1. Thank you Yael. It has started off well, I'm sure that'll be how it continues. X

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  6. I remember this from one year ago, I think. Lady Magnon looks terrific in a sixties kind of way. Oh, perhaps I should say for full flattery, seventies.

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    1. Yes, I put it up every year in his memory. 'Lest we forget'.

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  7. Lady M looks lovely in that photo. I met Jock at one of Caroline's soirees, he was quite a character.

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    1. That's so often the case with Kiwis. And you don't get much more Kiwi than being born in Wanganui.

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  8. There are those people who touch our lives in a joyful way and death does not remove them from our heart. Happy Valentines Day, Cro, to you and your lovely Lady M.

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    1. Thank you. A bit drizzly here today, but not enough to dampen our day.

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  9. Damp day here too Cro but judging from that photograph you will have had plenty of practice at enjoyment on Val's day.

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    1. Practice makes perfect Weave; we're getting there!

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  10. Good friends are worth celebrating.
    Lovely drawing, spare of line but shows him just so

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    1. I did several drawings of him, the one above was the 'neatest'.

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  11. I did google and he must have been a character and great friend. You remember him well. The best to you and Lady M.

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    1. He was great company, and is still missed.

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  12. Jock reminds me of Jimmy, a Glaswegian. One day an Aberdonian phoned him. Jimmy began shouting down the mouthpiece, obscenities like 'b..... Aberdonian' and going redder and redder. When he looked like he was going to have a heart attack he said 'I can't understand a f...... word'. I took the phone and discovered the other party couldn't understand Jimmy's accent either. I had to act as interpreter and peacemaker for two angry Scots. Other times Jimmy could charm the birds off the trees. One of life's true characters. Never said no to a wee drop ;-)

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    1. This reminds me of Rees-Mogg electioneering in Fife. Neither side could understand a word of the other.

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  13. My little brother's birthday is Valentine's day, and they were going to call him Val until I intervened. I was 9 years old and totally in love with Paul McCartney, so the baby was called Paul. My 'lil bro (towers above me) thanks me now.

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