PUBLISHED: 00:33 28 March 2019 | UPDATED: 00:51 28 March 2019 Steve Russell Mary Brown as she prepared to retire from Swanton Morley school in 1989. She told us, about her 35 years in teaching, ‘I think the children’s thirst for knowledge and their energy and enthusiasm have not altered, and that is the thing which interests me the most’ Picture: ARCHANT Archant Taught at Swanton Morley for 35 years after recovering from severe TB Mary Brown illustrated David Woodward’s 1997 book Larn Yarself Silly Suffolk. Her daughter Rosemary did the same for his 1998 title Tatterlegs for Tea – and Mary offered this picture as a cover shot. It was taken in 1939 at Oulton Broad and shows the family and others. From left, Mary Odam (Brown), aged 10; two women teachers; Aunt Lily Evers (it’s thought); Great Granny Evers; grandmother Violet Tawell, holding George Odam, at nine or so months old; George and Mary’s mother, Muriel … [Read more...] about Obituary: Was much-loved Mary your teacher?
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Bill Laitner Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 AM EST Nov 23, 2018 Long ago, as he grew up in a small town, it was a little boy’s dream to mimic what he saw on a Norman Rockwell calendar: townspeople literally pulling together to erect a towering Christmas tree on their village green. This year, he made it happen. And this week, in his same small town of South Lyon — where 12,000 people are tucked into a corner of Oakland County — his giant tree has risen. It went up right in front of Heinanen Engineering, the heating-and-cooling firm whose owner, Jeff Heinanen, said he'd fulfilled his childhood dream and then some, with a blue spruce almost as tall as the state's official tree in Lansing. The company owner soon will flick a switch to set aglow a holiday tree so high, so broad, so massive, that everyone in town is just about breathless. “When they were delivering it, all you could see on social … [Read more...] about South Lyon gets huge tree for an old-time holiday
Whispers from the Ghosting Trees A guest post by Gail Zawacki, who blogs at Wit's End. While we hustle busily through the necessities of our lives, wrapped up in our daily preoccupations - our obligations to our families, our jobs, and our dreams - at the same time all around the world, trees are silently expiring. For those who take the time to look, we can see that the forests are being transformed before our helpless and incredulous gaze into spectral mausoleums, as even the most ancient living wood is consumed by a raging tsunami of pathogens unprecedented in scale and virulence. What has instigated this global explosion of lethal insects, disease and fungus, which is decimating swathes of trees across ravines and mountains, invading city streets and wilderness, rampaging through parks and suburban backyards? What would we hear the trees saying if we understood the language of their injured foliage, if we could discern the message in their tortured splintered branches? Only the … [Read more...] about Whispers from the Ghosting Trees
Darren Gallagher was the love of my life, says heartbroken girlfriend of crash victim BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The heartbroken partner of a young Co Tyrone man killed in a weekend crash has paid tribute to the "love of her life". https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/darren-gallagher-was-the-love-of-my-life-says-heartbroken-girlfriend-of-crash-victim-37472161.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37472160.ece/6d63a/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-30_new_45323817_I1.JPG Email The heartbroken partner of a young Co Tyrone man killed in a weekend crash has paid tribute to the "love of her life". Darren Gallagher (23), from Omagh and formerly Gortin, died on a stretch of the A5 near Omagh in the early hours of Sunday morning. It is the second tragedy to hit the family. Mr Gallagher's mother Martina passed away 11 years ago due to illness. Yesterday his heartbroken girlfriend, Shannon Thompson (22), paid a heartfelt tribute to him. She told the … [Read more...] about Darren Gallagher was the love of my life, says heartbroken girlfriend of crash victim
If you met Liam Neeson, would you ever forget him?No? Neither did this horse.At the New York Film Festival, Neeson marveled at how the animal who pulls his character’s wagon in the Coen brothers Western “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” remembered the actor from a previous project.The horse pawed the ground upon seeing Neeson again. He whinnied.“You won’t believe it,” the actor said, per Page Six. “I’m saying this horse knew me. He actually remembered me from another Western we made a while back. I love animals. When we worked together before, I took special care of him. I fed him treats. Gave him apples.”But we do believe you, Mr. Neeson, for your touching tale is only one of several recently shared by famous actors who bonded with their neighing co-stars. Horses remember human beings by their body language and the emotions they elicit, equine science journalist Christa Lesté-Lasserre says. Positive encounters lead to positive … [Read more...] about Famous actors such as Liam Neeson enjoy reminiscing about high-quality time spent with horse co-stars