Sunday, April 12, 2015

Why I continue to blog.

This morning I got the following email:-

Hi Pat. I came across your blog when researching my family on the web. Im in my early 30's and now i have 2 children, have suddenly become desperate to learn all about "where i came from"! Rather strange, but there we go. I loved your post about Mick Dillon, back in 2006, when he died. He was my great uncle and Dennis, my grandad. If i dont find much, im just happy that i read your lovely memories of them. I dont remember my grandad, but what you said about him, made me smile (and want to cry a little!) Thank you! Nicola x.

It took me a while delving in the archives until I remembered to use Internet Explorer.  What I wrote then was quite true but the memories of the fifties came flooding back and I was able to share some of them with Nicola.

This isn't the first time this has happened and so far I have been fortunate in the feed back.

Now of course I am way, way behind with what I meant to do today.  That's Blogging for you.

28 comments:

kenju said...

what a nice thing to happen. Makes it all worthwhile, doesn't it?

Pat said...

Judy: it certainly does and I'm sure it happens to you often. Great to hear that her Grandma - a friend I lost touch - with is alive and living in Wales.

Kim Ayres said...

With my blog being around for nearly 10 years now, I periodically get comments on old posts too. Checking visitor stats I see a few times a weeks my posts of ME/CFS get visits. The other day I went back and read a couple and realised how far on I've come since then, which was good to be reminded of :)

Pat said...

Kim: you have done so much and broadened your talents and won't stop there I'm sure.
Do it whilst youth, health and energy are on your side.

angryparsnip said...

What a wonderful e-mail to get.
I really just enjoy reading your blog. Way back when I first started reading blogs, You, Eryl and Kanani where my first.

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Parsnip: Lucky me:)

LL Cool Joe said...

What a great email to receive. I don't have an email connected to my blog, so I don't receive comments like that, plus my memories seem to be less happy than yours. :)

Pat said...
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Ms Scarlet said...

This is lovely, Pat!
I only receive peculiar emails in relation to my blog... like from the rubber glove fetish people wanting me to write more posts about washing up liquid - that sort of thing.
Sx

Mage said...

What a delightful stopping by. Yes, makes it all worthwhile. :)

I've gotten behind, and it was such a pleasure to read your blog this noon and look at the pictures. What a wonderful family, and what delightful spots you have stopped. I believe I said happy birthday earlier, but I say it again...."Happy Birthday."

Pat said...

Scarlet: there are some weirdos but so far I have managed to avoid them thank goodness.

Mage: I too have fallen behind but look forward to tomorrow when I can mosey on over.

maurcheen said...

I love this. :-)

XXX

Pat said...

Maurcheen: they were a delightful, colourful family.

Pat said...

Sorry about the gap. My Warminster son gave me a jelly to rest my wrist and sometimes I miss the jelly and hit whatever makes the gap and 'delete' doesn't have the desired effect.

Pat said...

I seem to have deleted the gap and also my response to Joey.

Blogger Pat said...
Joey: you have many very appreciative readers including me.
I hope by the time you reach my age the good memories will prevail.

AndrewM said...

Do you have a link to the original post?

Pat said...

AndrewM: just for you:
http://patspastimperfect.blogspot.co.uk/2006/08/mick-dillon-i-noticed-in-saturdays-dt.html

I hope it works:)

giveitanothergo said...

How lovely :)

Pat said...

Helen: :)

OldLady Of The Hills said...

What a lovely thing to have happened.....Blogging reaches so many people in such interesting and delightfully surprising ways....This was one of those God-Sends, wasn't it?

Thank you so very very much, my dear Pat for your dear and loving words on my blog. You are a true treasure, in every way.....Sending you BIG BIG hugs!

Pat said...

Naomi: I am only one of many who feel like that.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Just a great email to receive.
I agree with Kenju, makes it all worthwhile for sure.

I found you on the blog of my dear friend Naomi.

Pat said...

Sonia: you come from a good place. Welcome:)

About Last Weekend said...

What a wonderful email. I've had a couple of those recently and it makes blogging so worthwhile to hear from those distant (and close) relatives.
I love your new photos!

Pat said...

ALW: always great to have you drop by:)

rashbre said...

I've had something similar albeit referred onwards by a family member] who knew I blogged.

We did all get together to discuss the 'family tree' as a consequence and I did some digging around the Internet to support the occasion. Quite fascinating.

rashbre said...

...oops excuse the type in prior comment.

Pat said...

Rashbre: I'm always a little nervous when distant friends or family discover my blog. What did I say?