Home comforts, re-kindled memories and love….

home comforts

Lavender sachets in the wardrobe,
Family pictures on the cabinet,
An angel card arriving from my brother,
Fluffy towels,
A pink rose on my pillow,
Mum gifting perfumes and jumpers,
A glass angel hanging in the window,
Thoughtful books placed by my bed,
Home cooking and the yummiest sandwiches,
A sparkly cushion, from my frilly friend, on the bed,
Laughter with my sister (her funniest comment: that she has socks older than the managers she deals with at work),

Then a ‘blast from the past’….

Dad (a precision engineer) calling out from his workshop ‘Can you get on the other end of this Nane?’
The other end being a very heavy boiler (with handles attached), that needed dropping into a new engine chassis (he makes steam engines),
We tried…
We called for help from over the road and Matt, with youthful muscles, came to the rescue,
We all lifted,
To me, to you….
It needed dropping into a precise position…
I looked up and recognised my Dad’s facial expression….something had been forgotten!
We all backed up,
The side plates were removed from the chassis,
We all lifted again,
To me, to you,
It dropped into place.

Many memories of standing at gutter edges, open drain covers and other unmentionables….phrases floating up like ‘Is it coming through yet?’ ‘Any movement?’ ‘Any sign?’…I have learnt a lot at his side.

Mum came back home this afternoon…’How have you got on? Cup of tea, piece of cake?’

Love. X


12 Responses to “Home comforts, re-kindled memories and love….”

  1. 1 elenacaravela February 26, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Snippets of gold. Beautiful Jane:)


  2. 3 Marylin Warner February 26, 2014 at 2:52 am

    The lifting–to me, to you–the look, and then more lifting back and forth. A great scene, Jane, but also a wonderful metaphor for a precious life scene and the way we live life fully, lifting again and again, back and forth.
    I loved the details of this post.


    • 4 Jane Thorne February 26, 2014 at 8:58 am

      Marylin, I love what you saw in this. We do indeed lift every day. We have been gifted this time together, and it is special. Thank you for taking the time to read and leave such a great comment. Xx


  3. 5 Laura February 23, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    That’s more like the Jane I have come to know and love…… xx


    • 6 Jane Thorne February 23, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      We have known each other for so many years my lovely friend, and how blessed I am to have you in my corner. My laughter is coming back. Love you. Xxxx ❤


  4. 7 journeyintopoetry February 23, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Ah Jane this is lovely. How wonderful that you have somewhere full of love to go. Home comforts are just the best thing and not everyone has them. So you have given me another thing to be grateful for today, as I have always been blessed with these important things.

    Sending ripples of love and a big soft feathery hug ❤ xxx


    • 8 Jane Thorne February 23, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      Chris, you are so lovely. Having another much needed cuppa with you today. Big hugs and much love coming across The Pennines straight to you. Xxx ❤


  5. 9 ianscyberspace February 23, 2014 at 4:33 am

    It is so nice to revel in our memories. Somehow the brain can put a band aid over the bad times and we recall those little moments we smiled and enjoyed that moment with those we love.


  6. 11 Eric Alagan February 22, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    “Home comforts, re-kindled memories and love….”

    Just what the doctor prescribed 🙂

    Luv and hugz,

    PS – precise (typo – 15 lines from the bottom)


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