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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Wednesday's child is full of...

I remember my little sister being born. Or rather, I remember her coming home from hospital in a pink carry-cot, and peeping inside it to see a tiny dark-haired baby with big blue eyes gazing up at me.

'You've got a little sister,' said my mother. I was thrilled! My own living, breathing dolly! Poor child, she was my dolly throughout my childhood. But she survived, and this is what the dolly looks like nowadays:

My sister Janice Elaine Rosser was born on a Wednesday. You'll all know the rhyme:

Monday's child is fair of face
Tuesday's child is full of grace
Wednesday's child is full of woe
Thursday's child has far to go
Friday's child is loving and giving
Saturday's child works hard for its living
But the child who is born on the Sabbath day wins the lottery of everything fabulous.

Okay, I made that last line up, but my point is that my sister was a happy child and has grown up to be the best of sisters, loving and giving in every way.

She's now officially loving and giving because she's been chosen by the Independent on Sunday newspaper to be included in a list of just one hundred people in the UK who make other people happy, too.

Jan won her place in the line-up because she's a full-time carer for our elderly mother and last year she set up a website for the over-55s, offering a free forum for discussion, happy chatting, exchange of information and general neighbourliness.  Coincidentally, today sees the launch of a brand new updated version of the website at www.oapschat.co.uk.

If you're over 55 yourself, have parents in that age group or are interested in what that generation got up to and gets up to still, do pop over and have a look!

Congratulations, Jan - happy official happy day!

1 comment:

  1. Your lovely sister certainly deserves to be in this list. For all she has to do as a carer, Jan always has time for others, and certainly puts a smile on people's faces every day. Well done Jan, many congratulations ... Rosy