Sunday, 5 March 2006

Spitfires

 

There has been a lot said about Spitfires on television today ~ which prompted this entry ~

Dick had a small collection of spitfires ~ they are made of glass and are very delicate ~ he told me many stories about them during the war ~ how they would do a Victory Roll when returning from raids.

From a schoolboys imagination he made these stories very exciting.

And as Grandfathers do he passed them all on to our Grandchildren ~ the boys would sit and listen to him in awe ~ They still talk about Grandad and his Spitfires with a lot of affection ~

 

 

20 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Funnily enough Iwas just watching the local news ,with a lady pilot ,at Duxford !when up you popped ,what a lovely collection ,Ally Ibet Dick was proud to own them and you of course treasure them ............Jan xx

jaymact1 said...

I too saw the item on the Spitfires found it very interesting. I always thought that they look very fragile looking planes but obviously they are not. Look after Dick collection, and keep them safe. Love Joan.

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,  I heard something about them on the radio this morning.  You must really treasures those ornaments. My late Uncle was a `tail end Charlie` during the war in Lancaster bombers I think.  :o)

Sandra xxxxx

oddb0dkins said...

There's definitely something romantic abut the spitfire isn't there? And what a nice collection. B. x

nedmoh said...

How lovely to have Dicks collection of spitfires.Thats a lovely little pot on the left of the first spitfire all different colours.......Jeanx

stijoan said...

my grandad told me a story about the navy. he told me it my whole life as for as long as i can remember. when he died my dad told me it was all made up......i laugh now when i think about the certain story.
love joanne
p.s if u want to hear the story ally email me!!

sdrogerson said...

oh wow they are amazing Ally............absolutely stunning........ I am pleased yo say  I have seen them in the flesh and in flight

aniracj said...

Hiya Ally. Just thought I would repay the visit and pop in and see you. My hubby would love that spitfire model, he is mad about them! My favourite is the B-17's and Lancasters.....partly because my late uncle flew in the Lancs, and I love the film Memphis Belle. Hope you enjoy reading mine as much as I have reading yours......have put you on my alerts!

rachealcarol said...

It's their 70th birthday Ally (think I got the date right) my Dad is all the war.  I can see they're a treasured collection with pride of place.  Ojects mean more when they've been the passion of someone and it's a wonderful way of remembering affectionately.  They're wonderful. Rache xx

plieck30 said...

Very nice Ally. Paula

onemoretina said...

I'm sure your grandchildren have fond memories of their Grandfather telling these stories about the 'Spitfires' .... It must make you feel good when you hear them talking about it.   Tina

jeanno43 said...

Lovely photos Ally.  What wonderful planes they were and how brave the men that flew them.  I am glad your grandchildren grew up with these stories.

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ora4uk said...

neat pics....and I too enjoyed the doggie and horsey.....Hugs from KY...Ora

grahamfarmga said...

and for us dummies that dont know what spitfires are please inlighten us.
Terrie

sdoscher458 said...

I love collections that have memories attached to them. Treasure yours...Sandi

dcmeyer420 said...

Great collection of spitfires and other mementos. Things mean more when they have sentimental values.

mtrib2 said...

Those are great looking.   I have never seen them inside of glass for a presentation.   Have you ever tried taking any photos with the flash turned off.   I did some indoors of a friends artwork on the wall where the flash was reflecting and spotting white on the photo.   There was enough room light and with my editing program I was able to adjust the photo to the right amount of brightness/contrast.   They still look great with the flash.    mark

icklemisssexpot said...

What a lovely collection they are ally :o)  Caff xxx

debbiewebb4465 said...

Hi Ally, love your collection, especially in the glass....when my girls were little they loved to hear my dad's stories ~ and he's a great source for research on their homework too !!
Take Care, Love Debbie xx

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kokoapuffy1 said...

Lovely collection of the Spitfires, Ally. It would be wonderful to hear the stories.      Deborah