Peggy C

Peggy C

Posted on 06/16/2015


Photo taken on June 15, 2015


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Warning ..

Warning  ..
''When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple. ''


- Jenny Joseph

www.laterbloomer.com/jenny-joseph

(c) All Rights Reserved - photo - Peggy C

Text - Jenny Joseph-

John Linton, Pam J, Mitch Seaver, William Sutherland and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


16 comments - The latest ones
Jacky Dartier
Jacky Dartier
De toute beauté
Merci du partage
2 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to Jacky Dartier
Thank you -- glad you like it ...
2 years ago.
8adam8
8adam8
Wunderschön!
2 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to 8adam8
Thank you for the visit and comment ...
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
superb!!

Your excellent image has been seen and admired in:
Pictorials
2 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to John Lawrence
Thank you, also - John ..........
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Outstanding shot!

Admired in:
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2 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to William Sutherland
Appreciate it, William ...
2 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Excellent work!
2 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to Mitch Seaver
Thank you very much, Mitch ....
2 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
That... is so beautiful.... the words... and the Petunia !

And... you have a head start on the PURPLE Lady... I have seen
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to Pam J
Thank you - with a little help from my friends., that I do ;)
2 years ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
fantastic
2 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to Trudy Tuinstra
Thank you, Trudy ...
2 years ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Stark colors and stark reminder that maybe, just maybe, I'm practicing...
2 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to Dick M
Practicing what ? Am sure it might apply to men, but you will have to try very hard to make a go of it .... remember the 'satin slippers' ;)
2 years ago.