collapse

Please donate to help keep this site going.

* The Fanzine

Heroes & Villains Fanzine



Get your fix of all things Claret & Blue by subscribing to the online version!

Recent Posts

Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football) by OCD
[Today at 01:10:43 AM]


Re: Short term - back up to Davis by OCD
[Today at 01:07:24 AM]


Re: Press-ing along nicely by Diablo
[Today at 01:03:12 AM]


Re: The Cricket Thread 2017 by tomd2103
[Today at 01:02:17 AM]


Re: The Cricket Thread 2017 by tomd2103
[Today at 12:57:09 AM]

Author Topic: My Nan  (Read 2630 times)

Offline Mortimer's Bear

  • player manager
  • *
  • Posts: 10491
  • Location: Tamworth
  • GM : 19.01.15
My Nan
« on: August 01, 2014, 05:57:24 PM »
My nan passed away this morning. Although she hasn't set foot in Villa Park since the late 60's I still thank her for setting me on this wonderful adventure. She first took my dad down in 1958ish and thus started his life-long love affair with AVFC. He then did the same with me when I was a nipper as I will with my son. She may not have been a modern day Holte Ender but I still thank her for starting it all off.

Oh and her claim to fame was that as a young girl she fell onto a spiked fence at Villa Park and was taken by the paramedics into the Villa dressing room during half time to be treated.

RIP nan, love you.

Offline Legion

  • Moderator
  • prolific poster
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 46068
  • Age: 46
  • Location: 46 going on 33
  • Oh, it must be! And it is! Villa in the lead!
    • Our FB Page
  • GM : 07.11.2015
Re: My Nan
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 06:05:00 PM »
Condolences.

Offline cdbullyweefan

  • prolific poster
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 31786
  • Location: Gyrdleah.
  • I still hate Bono.
    • Every time you click this link, a child in Africa dies.
  • GM : 19.01.2017
Re: My Nan
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2014, 06:07:35 PM »
Sorry for your loss.

Offline PeterWithesShin

  • Moderator
  • prolific poster
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 45891
  • Location: B16
  • GM : 17.03.2015
Re: My Nan
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2014, 06:08:50 PM »
Condolences to you and your family MB.

Offline basavfc

  • parks player
  • *
  • Posts: 72
Re: My Nan
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2014, 06:40:54 PM »
Thoughts and condolences to you and family. :(

I think most of us have a family member that we relate to that started us on our epic adventures we are on with the Villa.

RIP

Offline dave shelley

  • coach
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 7913
  • Age: 68
  • Location: between a rock and a hard place
  • GM : 06.02.2017
Re: My Nan
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2014, 07:01:52 PM »
Sincere condolences.  The time frame when she started taking your Dad is just after my old man started taking me on a regular basis.  May they rest in peace.

Offline Virgil Caine

  • reserve
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 988
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Bedfordshire and its not as bad as you think it might be.
  • GM : 12.12.2016
Re: My Nan
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2014, 07:07:33 PM »
My sincere condolences MB, I remember the passing of my Nan Burton, a huge piece of my life's jigsaw, having survived the death of her husband at the age of 34 leaving her to raise 3 children, the youngest being 8 months old ( my Uncle Richard who introduced me to the Villa).

Grandmothers are very special and I hope you find the strength to celebrate her life, she sounds as though she was a wonderful human being.

Rest in Peace.

Offline Louzie0

  • coach
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 9086
  • Location: Darn Sarf somewhere, ask the satnav.
  • UTV
  • GM : 28.10.2016
Re: My Nan
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2014, 07:18:24 PM »
I am sorry for your loss, MB, a grandmother is a very special influence in your life.  Very best wishes to you and your family at such a sad time for you all.

Offline flybo

  • coach
  • *
  • Posts: 5186
  • Location: PELSALL
  • GM : Jan, 2013
Re: My Nan
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2014, 07:21:35 PM »
Sorry for your loss.
RIP

Offline frankmosswasmyuncle

  • coach
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 5099
  • Location: The Right Side
  • GM : 18.09.2016
Re: My Nan
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2014, 08:06:15 PM »
Sorry for your loss MB.
Her influence and spirit lives on.

RIP

Offline Mortimer's Bear

  • player manager
  • *
  • Posts: 10491
  • Location: Tamworth
  • GM : 19.01.15
Re: My Nan
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2014, 09:42:35 PM »
Thanks for the kind words all.

It goes without saying I will miss her dearly as we all will but seeing my dad absolutely distraught earlier today was heartbreaking. It also happens to be my sons 4th birthday today so you can imagine how difficult it has been trying to shield him from the grief and act jovial.

Offline Lizz

  • Moderator
  • player manager
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 13858
  • GM : 02.09.2015
Re: My Nan
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2014, 09:58:08 PM »
Condolences.

Offline darren woolley

  • prolific poster
  • *
  • Posts: 20926
  • Location: London
Re: My Nan
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2014, 11:35:03 AM »
Condolences.

Offline Clampy

  • prolific poster
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 20132
  • Location: warley
  • GM : PCM
Re: My Nan
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2014, 12:40:02 PM »
Condolences to you and the rest of the family.

Offline JD

  • coach
  • *
  • Posts: 6881
  • Location: Mainland, NZ
  • GM : July, 2013
Re: My Nan
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2014, 09:10:28 AM »
Sorry for your loss MB.