Thank you dear friends and followers for your visits, for your love and prayers for both myself and Freddie.
I really appreciate you taking the time to call in, view my artwork and leave such wonderful comments.
Sending you all love, hugs and blessings,

June xxx

Friday, 21 January 2011

The Visitor..

It's already Saturday in my part of the world. I didn't sleep well as usual so I came on here at 4am. had a browse, read my email and then made this.
I didn't know what to call it but the Overlay has Rackham's Fairy Queen in the corner so she could be paying a royal visit.

I spoke to my Grandson Richard last evening. His wife has been very poorly all the week and the children also. He had just returned from the doctors and it seems Ashton and Skyela both have Scarlet Fever. Poor kiddies. You hardly ever hear of it these days and it's not the terrible illness it used to be. With modern antibiotics they'll feel much better soon. I think they've had the worst part all week.

I had Scarlet Fever in 1940 when my Mother and I went to Maidstone to be near to where my Father was stationed. It was considered a very infectious illness and I was hospitalised for 6 weeks. My Mum was not allowed to visit me the whole time. I can remember the very large mixed ward and one little boy always jumping out of bed and running around but that's all I remember.
The toys I took in with me I was not allowed to bring home,
Richard was horrified when I told him this. It must have been quite traumatic to me at 4 years old.
Good job I can't remember! LOL!


cheryl said...

oh june hunny,hope you get some rest today hun,this is one beautiful image,love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, June!

Veronica said...

Oh I love this June - where on earth did you get the overlay - its great? xxx

Junibears said...

I've been ploughing through folders and couldn't find it myself Vron! Eventually...
It's by Joanne Brisebois Designs. I have so many scrapbooking sets even I can hardly find anything.
Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments.
June xx

Linda Gibbons said...

This is so gorgeous...beautiful on all levels! I love the Fairy Queen and her entourage in the corner.
Sorry to hear that your great-grandchildren are ill, but it sounds like they'll be better soon.

I'd love to see what you would come up with for an Alphabet Inspired project. And making a book out of them sounds like a great idea!

Katie said...

This one is really pretty. I love how the ink drawing fits in. You know, I don't think I've ever heard of someone having scarlet fever these days. Hope they feel better soon.

Bill said...

Such a beautiful collage, but an unusual story! It's amazing how many people died from Scarlet Fever, yet today it's so easy to cure. We are certainly happy you survived to tell us about it!

Miss Hillbilly said...

I can't imagine a 4 yr old not being able to see her mother!! Yes, good thing you don't remember!
Hope those kiddos feel better soon.