Flowers to mark Dusty's 80th birthday anniversary

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Flowers to mark Dusty's 80th birthday anniversary

Postby JohnHarding » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:01 pm

I have just received the following photographs from Annette March in Henley. As usual, Annette has done us proud with her special floral tribute to mark what would have been Dusty's 80th birthday next Tuesday, so huge thanks go to her. This time, given the special occasion, David Hay Gibson and I discussed the timing of our respective tributes, and we agreed that a floral tribute in the shape of the number 80 would be appropriate on this highly significant occasion. The flowers are in place now so that any visitors to Henley can have the benefit of them. If any 'out-of-towners' are visiting Henley, these are for you too! The following words are attached to the 'Let's talk Dusty' tribute:

Acknowledging what would have been your 80th birthday. With undying affection from the ‘Let’s talk Dusty’ community around the world, who continue to miss your presence. XXX

Some of you may not be aware that when you contribute to the flower fund, you not only pay for occasional individual arrangements like this birthday one, but also for a permanent planter which also has to be refreshed with growing plants in keeping with the seasons periodically throughout the year. The planter has also been updated today, and I've also included a picture of that before the 80 tribute was positioned.


I hope everyone approves of the choice on this occasion; and thank you to everyone whose contributions make my 'duty' such a pleasure. I also hope to see lots of you, whether again or for the first time, on Sunday in Ealing when we'll celebrate Dusty's work collectively.

John
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Re: Flowers to mark Dusty's 80th birthday anniversary

Postby pat.dunham » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:03 pm

Absolutely beautiful !. Thanks to everyone involved.
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Re: Flowers to mark Dusty's 80th birthday anniversary

Postby Frans » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:25 pm

Thanks to everyone involved, great flowers! :rose: :rose:
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Re: Flowers to mark Dusty's 80th birthday anniversary

Postby trek007 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:37 pm

Lovely flowers.
Will try and tidy everywhere tomorrow, especially the grass around the marker.
Thanks John and David
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Re: Flowers to mark Dusty's 80th birthday anniversary

Postby wally » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:56 pm

Fabulous thankyou xx
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Re: Flowers to mark Dusty's 80th birthday anniversary

Postby donellac » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:10 am

Beautiful John! :rose:

Thanks for all your hard work.

A fitting way to celebrate the 80th birthday of our star :star: Dusty :star:

See you tomorrow.

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Re: Flowers to mark Dusty's 80th birthday anniversary

Postby mas » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:24 pm

Lovely flowers!

Thanks to John and all others involved.

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Re: Flowers to mark Dusty's 80th birthday anniversary

Postby Cecelia » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:05 pm

Thanks everyone. Looks divine.
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Re: Flowers to mark Dusty's 80th birthday anniversary

Postby Corinna » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:26 pm

Superb and beautiful arrangement, a very fitting tribute. Thanks for doing this, John! x
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Re: Flowers to mark Dusty's 80th birthday anniversary

Postby IWannaBeABluesSinger » Sat May 18, 2019 4:58 am

Here's another view of the flowers - at 14:43:

https://youtu.be/cyEGZ-0RSmE?t=883

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