Sunday, March 29, 2009

Good News


Yesterday we had a "fans of June" gathering in Leeds. There were a number of folk who would have liked to have come but distance made it impractical. However a group of eight met and June was delighted. We had lunch together and those who could stay on went for a curry in the evening: after all, you can't come to Leeds and not take advantage of Asian cuisine. Saintly Ramblings, Themethatisme, Goran (ALL THE WAY FROM STOCKHOLM) and Erika, together with various blogging widows were in attendance. This morning June went to choral Eucharist at Leeds Parish church and Goran came to St. Luke's where he was pressed into action to do the readings.

The D.P. clan said our goodbye's to June after lunch today and then this afternoon June rang.

Her purse has turned up!

She answered a knock on her hotel room door to be greeted by a man who introduced himself as a taxi driver. He had been cleaning out the cab and had found the purse (wallet) under one of the seats. All the cash was intact. She now plans a little spending spree at Manchester Airport's duty free.

"What a way to finish the trip!" she said.

Indeed.

So, safe journey June and bon voyage.

She flies a little before midday local time and has her train times sorted and a taxi booked.

Please pray for an uneventful and straightforward journey.

24 comments:

motheramelia said...

Wonderful news like that restores faith in humanity. There really are good people everywhere. Safe journey grandmere.

Pat Klemme said...

Thanks, Contributors, for letting us come along on Grandmere Mimi's journey via blog posts. And thanks to you, Miss June, for taking the trip! Safe and happy journey home now--Pat

Brian R said...

Yes praise God. I was beginning to believe my prayers for June had not been heard. Good news in the midst of such devastating news of the death of online friends and acquaintances.

Dennis said...

Excellent!

Now the gathering in New York was followed with a lot of pictures posted, so I'm hoping that you have a few pictures to share

whiteycat said...

What fabulous news! Godspeed, Grandmere, and have a safe journey home. The cats will be on extra prayer duty.

IT said...

What a wonderful ending! SO glad the wallet turned up. Glad you all had a wonderful visit.

Now, about the Anaheim reunion....

Counterlight said...

Miracles still happen!

Erika Baker said...

Susan and I are just back from Leeds - it was truly wonderful to meet Mimi!! We stayed in the same hotel so we spent quite a lot of time with her, although I reckon she was disgusted with our slovenly behaviour this morning... she knocked on our door after she'd finished breakfast only to find us still in the middle of getting up!
But we did manage to take her to the church on time.

Ann said...

Woohoo!! She's coming home. And St. Anthony comes through again!!

Paul said...

Wonderful conclusion to her travels. So glad y'all could meet each other. Safe conclusion to your travels, Mimi!

KJ said...

We give thanks (and into envy) for a wonderful trip!

Scott Hankins said...

Ya gotta love those hack drivers. What a great frame for the story of grandmere's sojourn. A NYC cabbie brought back my violin once upon a time.

Jane R said...

Ha! St. Anthony and the Prayer Posse did their work! Glory be to Godde.

Sounds like a wonderful gathering. So glad you could all be there! Church, friends, good food -- great combination.

Safe travels, everyone -- Mimi, Goran, and everyone else.

Sara said...

What a great ending for her trip. I'm with KJ, a little envious. We will expect some photos.

IT - Anaheim eh? I spend time in Garden Grove whenever I'm on that side of the planet. Now you've got me thinkin'.

Thanks to everyone for keeping us updated, it was a lot of fun.

FranIAm said...

St Anthony!!! Thank God!

What great news and auspicious for the day of travel!

I am so happy that the big meet up came off, but so jealous as well!!

Anonymous said...

Safe travels, Grandmere. We expect to see lots of pictures and hear stories. Thanks for letting us travel with you.
Congratulations on the safe return of the wallet too.
Marilyn

Kirkepiscatoid said...

St. Tony does it again! Just about the time I am thinking, "Oh, what's up with all the saints?" well....something like this happens...

Catherine in Japan said...

Thank you for keeping us informed on Mimi's journey.
How wonderful that her purse turned up!

IT said...

Sara, GC is in Anaheim in July
Seems to me it is a ripe time for a reunion

SCG said...

That's so cool that she got her purse back! That cabby proves there is still hope for the species! Yay!

susan s. said...

Exactly the way it happened with me in 1981!

Saintly Ramblings said...

Still dazed from coming face-to-face with the living legend that is the Grandmere. And great news about the purse. Happy journeying.

Ormonde Plater said...

And GP will be there at the airport in New Orleans.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Yes, "pressed" is the word.

You English once were in-famous for the procedure, ask Kaptain Marryat ;=)