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Today we've been to the birthday celebration of our friend Pauline; she's wearing the purple scarf and red hat in honour of this poem:

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
and satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
and run my stick along the public railings
and make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
and pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old,
And start to wear purple.

Now, anyone care to guess which birthday she's celebrating? I'll tell you tomorrow.................

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Aug 26 2012 21:34 GMT Sheila PRO
She has a lovely complexion which makes her face look younger than her hands. I hope she won't be offended if I guess 70 - only because she thinks she's old enough to wear purple!
Aug 26 2012 21:45 GMT wijnie58
Congratulations....!! Great shot..:-))
Aug 27 2012 21:06 GMT Pam
Sheila - wrong guess ;o)

I'm going to keep this going until at least tomorrow to see if anyone else wants to have a go!
Aug 31 2012 06:27 GMT annieann PRO
she is a stunner
Aug 31 2012 17:54 GMT Pam
Thanks Annieann - she is a stunner and this was her 80th birthday!
Sep 07 2012 19:31 GMT jmcdh
Lovely portrait Pam ,love the poem .I remember doing some of these things when I was younger