Sunday, 9 October 2016

"Topgun"

I have four granddaughters, and Daisy is the daughter of my eldest, Jade - the Forensic Psychologist.


Now 'Topgun' is the son of my third granddaughter, Giselle - the Writer. Giselle is also my best friend. When she was young her health caused her to miss a lot of education and so it fell upon me to take her through a programme (program) of home-education. In her words, "I came to you a carefree young girl, and four years later I left as a grumpy old-man." She ended up with a University Degree in English, so she didn't do too badly.


Giselle married Max, an Australian, and they live out there near Sydney. She remembered how we used to talk about the line dying-out when she married: there being no boys' in her generation to carry the name on. She does things her way and didn't change her surname when she married. This says a lot about what a decent guy Max is; who is a laid back Artist/ Games Designer. He didn't even object when Giselle named Topgun for me: Logan John Simlett. such a fantastic thing to do, bless 'em all.


Phonetically, Logan is pronounced Lowgun. I therefore decided there was nothing low about this little dynamo and have called him Topgun ever since.


Which is the long way around of telling you ... Topgun goes under the dreaded paintbrush next.




10 comments:

  1. What a great series you are painting, John - I can see all these little cherubs hanging in a row and bringing you a great deal of happiness! I find it hard to paint children and not have them look like little adults - you do it effortlessly!

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    1. Not sure why it's working this time, Susan, in the past I made kids look like old people.

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  2. She sounds like a fantastic lady with character and a good heart, and I am looking forward to seeing her painting! Valerie

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    1. She's quite a character and I'm looking forward to painting her son

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  3. I love reading about your family, you are such a loving bunch! I love Topbun already!

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    1. How kind ... we have our moments! They can be a fiery bunch ... I'm perfect of course!

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  4. Superb family histoire, John.

    Such a Blessing.

    I spent four years in The Antipodes and thought The Colonies a splendid place. [Stand-By for lots of Mail.]

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    1. Thank you. Where were you out there?

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  5. Such a lovely post about your family... How incredibly lucky you are to have all those beautiful people in your life.
    And one can feel your love for them coming from your words.
    Sending warm hello from Florida

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    1. Thank you, Alina. nice to see you back in the blogasphere!

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