New Years dishonoured list

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we see them in all kinds of weather 

the usual pin money earning  male or female pensioner

staunchly holding the renowned sign mid road 

watching over noisy nippers most times

holding hands with absolute rocks

that families build their futures on

commonly known as grandparents.


The yellow coated award-worthy symbol of defiance against old age

the guardian angel of the unmarked or zebra crossing

sincere safety Shepard of her young people flock

constant smile wearer 

human dam of the traffic flow  risking life and limb to be there

unsung heroes more than deserving of my metaphorical medals.




◄ one HELL of a mistake

heartistically ►


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Rose Casserley

Mon 15th Jan 2018 10:23

good for you Wildeys! and another kind of good for M.C.

-good grief! you have been through the wars! I vaguely recall those horrendous times you mention and it is more than likely we haven't seen the last of them.

Thank's guys.

Rose 💋

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 11th Jan 2018 20:31

I've done my share of school crossing patrol duty so I
know about doing the job in pretty awful conditions.
Strange kinds of weather? Let take you back to 1976:
the entire south west was being belted by wind driven
horizontal snow and folk were snowed in - delaying me
from returning along virtually deserted roads to London
minus the "required" police escort from the coastal Devon
town where I was staying. Or further still - to 1962/3
when roads & rail were brought to a standstill for weeks
on end through Christmas well into a frozen New Year.
If you'd mentioned "leaves on the line" to folk back then,
you would have been laughed out of earshot. By the way,
the recent big storms off the Americas happened to arrive
with the hurricane season which itself was exacerbated by
barely mentioned NASA reports of exceptional flares on
our sun's surface at the time - the largest of their type for many years. And what do we get when that heat draws
the moisture from the sea into the higher atmosphere?
Stormy weather - and how!!

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Thu 11th Jan 2018 20:27

no sweets from us but we do give every one of these unsung heroes and heroines we pass in our car a toot on the horn.

Nice dedication!

P&S xx

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Rose Casserley

Thu 11th Jan 2018 10:54

aww that's nice of them Jems and I also have no idea how they cope with the strange kinds of weather we are experiencing lately.

love ya babe!

Rose 💋

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Jemima Jones

Sun 7th Jan 2018 11:31

my children used to take our local lollipop lady sweets every day. I don't know how these lovely people do it especially in some of the horrendous weather we are having just lately Rose. Thank you. Jemima.

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Rose Casserley

Sun 7th Jan 2018 10:19

thanks very much gents. I'm wondering how I would fare as one of these 'silent servers'

perhaps my impatience with impatient drivers would let me down.

Rose 💋

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 6th Jan 2018 16:01

Three loud cheers for the silent servers!

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Sat 6th Jan 2018 11:11

bless them all! good stuff Rose

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