Happy Birthday, Fjgrogan

Anything that doesn't fit anywhere else, and is NON CH related - chat about the weather, or anything else that takes your fancy.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
J.R.
Forum Moderator
Posts: 14808
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:53 pm
Real Name: John Rutley
Location: Dorking, Surrey

Happy Birthday, Fjgrogan

Post by J.R. » Fri May 04, 2012 1:51 pm

Another milestone Frances.

How is sunny Surbiton ? I did work there, in the Brighton Road for a while, but that's another story !

HAVE A GREAT DAY !!!!

:wine: :rock: :wine:
John Rutley. Prep B & Coleridge B. 1958-1963.

Angela Pratt 56-63
Deputy Grecian
Posts: 287
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:11 pm
Real Name: Angela Sandford

Re: Happy Birthday, Fjgrogan

Post by Angela Pratt 56-63 » Fri May 04, 2012 6:41 pm

Happy birthday Frances.Hope you had a pleasant day.

Fjgrogan
Button Grecian
Posts: 1427
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:56 pm
Real Name: Frances Grogan (nee Haley)
Location: Surbiton, Surrey

Re: Happy Birthday, Fjgrogan

Post by Fjgrogan » Fri May 04, 2012 8:18 pm

Thank you both. Very quiet day really - four cards, a bunch of flowers and two Skype calls, and a long lazy soak in the bath! Plus my husband reminding me ad nauseam that I am older than he is for the next six months, which must mean he is a toy boy. JR - sunny Surbiton is actually cold, wet and windy - probably much the same as leafy Dorking. The closest thing to accessible culture available today is a fish and chip quiz night at the local community arts centre!
Frances Grogan (Haley) 6's 1956 - 62

'A clean house is a sign of a broken computer.'

Katharine
Button Grecian
Posts: 2933
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:44 pm
Real Name: Katharine Dobson
Location: Gwynedd

Re: Happy Birthday, Fjgrogan

Post by Katharine » Fri May 04, 2012 8:47 pm

I hope you have enjoyed the day, I very rarely get any flowers!

Many, many years ago I saw some of your birthday cards, Frances! Do you remember how they were put up on the mantelpieces in the dayroom? I think you could keep them up for a week couldn't you? Susan Cottingham's birthday is 7th May, so did she have the other mantelpiece for hers? Mine never went up in the dayroom as with an end of August birthday I wasn't at school for it until the 4 term year and I was in the Study.
Katharine Dobson (Hills) 6.14, 1959 - 1965
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia!

Fjgrogan
Button Grecian
Posts: 1427
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:56 pm
Real Name: Frances Grogan (nee Haley)
Location: Surbiton, Surrey

Re: Happy Birthday, Fjgrogan

Post by Fjgrogan » Sat May 05, 2012 11:58 am

Katharine, that must be where I got the habit of leaving cards up for a week, although I don't remember it as happening at school. I wonder, do you have an e-mail address for Susan C? It might be good to send her birthday greetings - snail mail would be no good this weekend! If you have perhaps you could send me a PM?
Frances Grogan (Haley) 6's 1956 - 62

'A clean house is a sign of a broken computer.'

kerrensimmonds
Button Grecian
Posts: 9395
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:34 pm
Real Name: Kerren Simmonds
Location: West Sussex

Re: Happy Birthday, Fjgrogan

Post by kerrensimmonds » Thu May 10, 2012 8:47 pm

Sorry I missed your birthday Frances. Hope you enjoyed the fish and chips.....
I too have a rule (didn't know where it comes from but now I know!) about leaving birthday cards up for a week.
Had you been on Facebook (see Maria!) I would have probably spotted this on the correct day. Apologies again...
Kerren
Kerren Simmonds
5's and 2's Hertford, 1957-1966

Fjgrogan
Button Grecian
Posts: 1427
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:56 pm
Real Name: Frances Grogan (nee Haley)
Location: Surbiton, Surrey

Re: Happy Birthday, Fjgrogan

Post by Fjgrogan » Thu May 10, 2012 8:55 pm

Thanks Kerren, and sorry to hear of your experiences on Old Blues Day. I am a resolute avoider of Facebook - Maria will usually let me know if there is anything which she thinks I might find of interest - it saves an awful lot of time-wasting! I hear there is talk of a reunion in Hertford in about September - hope it doesn't clash with the 50+ reunion at Horsham!!
Frances Grogan (Haley) 6's 1956 - 62

'A clean house is a sign of a broken computer.'

kerrensimmonds
Button Grecian
Posts: 9395
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:34 pm
Real Name: Kerren Simmonds
Location: West Sussex

Re: Happy Birthday, Fjgrogan

Post by kerrensimmonds » Thu May 10, 2012 9:45 pm

Yes. there are several ideas for a Hertford OG reunion. I think that Jo Sidebottom is one of the main drivers. Watch this space or keep in touch with Maria!!
Hope you are well.
Kerren
Kerren Simmonds
5's and 2's Hertford, 1957-1966

User avatar
Jo
Button Grecian
Posts: 2230
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:36 pm
Real Name: Jo Sidebottom
Location: Milton Keynes
Contact:

Re: Happy Birthday, Fjgrogan

Post by Jo » Fri May 11, 2012 11:53 pm

Sorry I missed your birthday Frances but glad you had a good day. The FB group is so busy I keep forgetting to look here too!

I am hoping to arrange a Hertford reunion in September but it will be a strictly unofficial event because some of the people in the FB group would run a mile if they thought CH was trying to ensnare them again. I had a provisional date which will probably change as it clashes with something else, but I'm sure Maria will let you know when details are confirmed. If I remember, I will post them here too.
Jo
5.7, 1967-75

User avatar
Mid A 15
Button Grecian
Posts: 2924
Joined: Thu May 19, 2005 1:38 pm
Real Name: Claude Rains
Location: The Patio Of England (Kent)

Re: Happy Birthday, Fjgrogan

Post by Mid A 15 » Sat May 12, 2012 1:03 pm

Belated birthday wishes Frances.

I hope you enjoyed it.
Ma A, Mid A 65 -72

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest