Wednesday, July 22, 2009

For Fay

I've just noticed this is my 100th post. My first century!

I feel I should think of something momentous to say but words of great significance don't come easily to me. That infers that if I worked at it I might produce some, but that's not true either.

And, anyway, I had planned to pay tribute to Fay.

Fay is the oldest of the ladies in my Tuesday night exercise class. When she first started attending with her husband she didn't do much, just what she felt she could, which is the general rule anyway. Over time she has been doing more and more each week.

Last night we got through to the hockey game and she hadn't taken a break. During one of the ball exercises, she'd copped a ball to the face but was underterred.

We all love the no rules hockey! And Fay is no exception. She is not as physically able as the rest of the group, she can't chase after the puck but if it comes her way she is prepared to mix it with the best.

Last night, in reaching forward to hit the puck, she stumbled forward and fell. She took a heavy fall, not only hitting the floor but whacking her head and shoulder against the concrete wall as well.

But did she want any fuss? No way! I think we were on the point of annoying her, we fluttered around her so much. Honestly, it gave us all a shake up, we were so concerned about her. Half time in the game was declared while we gathered our wits.

I do hope she's OK. I've thought about her so many times during the day.

She's an inspiration and living proof of the saying, "Humour is mankind's greatest blessing."

Oh, and did I mention that she scored the goal?!

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your 100th post Pauline. I do hope Fay is fighting fit and ready for you all next week. Good chatting to you on the phone yesterday. Happy days.

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  2. Congratulations on your 100th post!
    I am sending Pauline all of the good karma I can muster! What an inspiration is right! My goodness - what a reminder that a person can do whatever they set their mind to.

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  3. congrats on your 100th post. great job and very nice tribute to Fay.

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