Grace Darling and Mouthy

by Gadget 8 Replies latest jw friends

  • Gadget

    Today Valis and I went for a ride in the country today visiting castles etc, and one of the places we visited was a memorial to Grace Darling. She was born in the early 1800s in Bamborough, Northumberland to a fishing family, one of seven children. She later went to work with her father who was a lighthouse keeper. One stormy night a ship got wrecked on the rocks offshore from the lighthouse. Realising the local lifeboats would not be able to reach the men in time they put to sea in a small cob to rescue the men. Due to the stormy seas, strong currents and dangerous rocks they had to row over a mile to reach the men. While her fatehr was on the rocks rescuing the men to be saved by their boat she held her own in the ferocious seas, enabling her father to save the men. Many lives were saved that night. Over the years, Grace's legend grew. She became the model for Victorian girls, her story of feminine courage repeated so often in magazines of the day that her name was absorbed into everyday English as a term meaning "brave woman."

    Tonight when We read our own darling Grace's thread on how things have been rough for her over the last few weeks, she's been helping out on things with her family, it made us think of Grace Darling. They both had problems in their life, but put themselves so much to help others that they are an example for us all. She would risk the storm to help anybody if she could.

    We love you Grace.

    Paul and Travis

  • seeitallclearlynow

    I love you too Mouthy, so nice to see you here the last couple of days! I hope you've found that apartment you were looking for and the little critters are still kicking ( I sort of eavesdropped on your note to Gadget... )

    When things calm down I hope you can visit with us a little more, huh??

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee
    brave woman

    No wonder our Grace is the woman she is with a name like that to live up to.

  • Beans

    Hey Mouthy,

    Remember, if you ever need anything please let me and Quotes know! If your movin I have a pick up truck if you need somethiing picked up and delivered, let me know!

    Love Glen!

  • little witch
    little witch

    Gadget and Valis,

    What a beautiful story and how fitting that Grace Darling is our Darling Grace! I just love it when I realize that some amazing things in life are not coincidence (sp), but in the flesh life lessons that will repeat, so that we whippersnappers "get it".

    Enjoy your vacation Valis, I have read quietly your adventures and troubles. As my Grandma used to say, " the world will keep on spinning". You are on a journey that may only come once in a lifetime. Truly know the gift of the people you have met, and the places you are seeing. And by golly you better have pictures and commentary in abundance when you get home!!!

    Much Love,


  • mouthy

    My Dad used to say "the more you cry the less you pee" I wont be peeing all day today LOL

    Thanks Beans!!! I may have to take you up on that ....

    So far no luck... It is hard to find anything less than $600.00 a month-


    seeitallclearly (((hug))

    Gadget & Valis((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))

  • Gadget

    I've not long got off the phone to Mouthy and I thought I'd let you know things sounded so much better for her today. And I bet Tara will be pleased with her new apartment, even if she will still need lots of things for her and the baby to be, nudge nudge wink wink everyone....... I'm glad things are going better for you Grace!

    And Valis says the offer still stands.............

  • Yizuman

    Hey Mouthy,

    Hope the new apt is working out. Not something that's gonna make ya go broke.

    I'm living in a studio apt. 300 bux with all utilities paid. No bedroom, so my living room has a bed, chair and TV in one room. I got a nice size kitchen, no complaints here and my puter is in the same said kitchen. All of my other stuff is still in storage, no room for it all here. I'm paying storage for 60 bux a month there. Oh I do have a dresser donated to me for use, it's in the hallway next to the bathroom. Kinda ok there to change clothes after a nice shower. Could use a mirror so I can lay combs and stuff there on the dresser to brush up and stuff before leaving for work.

    All in all, it isn't too bad here.


  • mouthy

    Yiz glad to hear your o.K. too. This apartment is $500.00 a month -very small, must pay the electric extra!!! I had to pay $1000.00 up front 1st & last months rent. It has a small bedroom. a very small kitchenette, & a not bad size living room- lots of bright windows in both rooms, a back staircase for a fire escape... it is on the 2nd floor. A Plish Landlord.... I had to co/sign- But She is really a good kid! so I know I will be repaid in time.....Thanks Yiz.

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