This poem with an accompanying photo appeared on Patsy's blog - see link to the right.
I read it soon after I had spent a few hours deleting over 300 of my posts.
It really struck home then, that all the emails and comments were genuine and that so many of you looked forward to my silly daily diaries.
So I had a rethink - and thought - why should I let one irresponsible little person mess things up. It affected not only me but lots of people.
So you all are the driving force of my being back.
If you click on Patsy's link you will see my snowy footprints.
THE ALLOTMENT LADY HAS LEFT THE BUILDING
I TRACED HER FOOT PRINTS IN THE SNOW,
I STOOD BY HER SIDE WHILE SHE ENJOYED HER HAPPY BIRDS.
I HAVE REJOICED WITH HER FLOWER ARRAGEMENTS
BUT ALAS MY WINDOW TO THE WORLD IN THE LIFE OF A SWEET KIND UK LADY IS OVER.
EACH MORNING I SPRANG OUT OF BED TO SEE WHAT SHE HAD BEEN ABOUT WHILE I SLEPT.
MY HEART IS IN TATTERS BECAUSE MY ALLOTMENT LADY HAS LEFT HER BLOG.
MY HEART CRIES, NO MORE, NO MORE!
TEARS RUN DOWN AS I REVIEW HER PAST BLOGS AND GLORY IN HER PAST DEEDS.
NO MORE, NO MORE.
HER KINDNESS ABOUNDS,
HER CHOICE OF WORDS WILL NEVER RING MY EARS AGAIN.
I GRIEVE FOR MY ALLOTMENT LADY TODAY.
GOD BLESS HER LIFE.
GIVE HER JOY
AND MAY SHE KNOW WHAT SHE MEANT TO AN OLD ARKANSAN HILL BILLY.