Saturday, April 14, 2007

PIPS AT THE POST!!!!!

I've had a wonderful day in the garden today. I've "pottered" about like I've never "pottered" before. What the neighbours think I don't know as I've been chatting away to Mick all the time....OUT LOUD.....watch out for the men in white coats...LOL.
I had lots of things I was going to tell you all about today but something exciting happened and the other things can wait until tomorrow. I think the easiest and quickest way for me to relate my "exciting" story (especially as I'm starving and there's a lovely kipper waiting for me to cook) is just to copy the email I sent to Talj this afternoon.

Hi Talj
Wouldn't say anything before (in case we were losers) but Mick was a great horse racing fan. Every week he would have a 20p each way Yankee and on special races like the Gold Cup or Derby etc he would have some single bets. In his memory as today was The Grand national we chose a few horses and put them on at £1 to win. One horse I asked Lynn to do each way...their bookie wouldn't do £1 so I did £2 each way. The horse I picked especially for Mick was PHILSON....in his single bets Mick would always go by name rather than form and always picked something to do with the garden or our names or the grandchildren's names etc. Well with PHIL being our grandSON I just had to pick it and as it was a bit of an outsider I knew Mick would have done it each way. We had all decided that if any of our horses won the money would go to the Rose Tribute Fund.
Well guess what.............
PHILSON CAME 4TH AT 100-1 WHICH MEANS WE MADE £52 !!!!
This has made me so happy as I know that Mick had his hand in this and it's proof to me that he agrees with all the efforts I'm making to raise money.

Happy {{{HUGS}}}
Ruth
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Isn't that just wonderful; not that I had any doubts...but if I had...I would know now that Mick is behind me every step of the way as I endeavour to help Andi and Talj reach that magic £5000 goal.

8 visitors have commented:

Allotment Lady said...

How wonderful - you are truly inspritional Ruth and Mick would have definitely had a hand in it to be sure.

My horse came in 1st - I chose gardening/country type names - and Silver Birch was the winner - but I didn't get as much for the winner as you did for your 4th place .

Not that it matters a single jot of course as it is just a bit of fun.

I can almost feel your joy at your win.

xx

Women on the Verge said...

ruth

I don't even know where to begin... my computer and I have both been sick and I've only just been able to sign on--gledwood left a note on the blog about Mick's passing... I know in my heart that just as you were Mick's angel these past years, now Mick will be there watching over you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

xxx

Ethel

Natalya said...

WONDERFUL to hear you have had fun in the garden today Ruth!! {{{HUGS}}}

I know Mick is with you every step of the way Ruth and this was such a special way to let you know that.

Loads of love and {{{BIG HUGS}}} xxx

Sheila said...

Congratulations Ruth..!
And well done Mick, I know you had a hand in this..!

Jacquie said...

Congratulations - that is amazing

Petunia's Gardener said...

Just dropping by to check in on you. Glad you had a good pottering day in the garden, and I'm sure Mick had a great visit with you too. Congratulations on the win!

CG said...

That's fantastic!!!Great news. I'm glad you had a lovely day "pottering" xxxx

CG said...

Oh, forgot to say....was the kipper good? I ADORE kippers. You've made me hungry...