Hello, thank you for calling in. As in many other places in the UK, it seems that summer has properly arrived in Shropshire - and in Buckinghamshire, where our clan gathered yesterday to celebrate a 20th wedding anniversary. My aunt told me this story which the Best Beloved says must be recorded somewhere, so I am going to record it here and share it with you.
There was a boy in her class at primary school who was really into music. One day in February 1959 he came into school crying. The teacher asked him why he was crying and tried to console him, but when the boy explained that he was crying because one of his favourite singers had died the previous day, the teacher was unimpressed and told him that in ten years time, the singer would be forgotten and nobody would remember his name.
I think the teacher was wrong: the singer was Buddy Holly. The eleven-year-old boy would later change his name to Marc Bolan. I remember both their names.
So today, I would like to thank Aunty Pat for sharing this story and to wish her and Uncle Colin a very Happy 46th Wedding Anniversary with lots more to come. This is them on 5th July 1969 and see that small, cute bridesmaid on the right? That's me.
See you soon.
Love, Mrs Tiggywinkle x