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Danny Lee Barton
Years with Albins: 3
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Barry’s Diary - June 2011
I am starting on a very happy note this month with the news of yet another new arrival at Albins – Baby Vinnie Giovani Mancini, born on 31st May to Greg & his wife Nicola – a baby brother for their daughter Frankie. Both Mum and baby are doing well and Greg is at present taking a little leave to be with them.
On a much sadder note, we continue our work with the fallen military personel in Afghanistan. As many times as I have dealt with these deaths, I never cease to be amazed by the strength of the families and never have the audacity to say that I could understand how they feel. It is impossible to put yourself in somebody’s shoes like that. All that I do know is that it just doesn’t get any worse. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them all.
I would like to take this opportunity of putting a photo on here of my Mum & Dad holding me on a day out at the seaside – Don’t I look fashionable..!! Big chubby cheeks (nothing has changed there then) and almost too heavy for my Dad to hold. It’s nice to look back.
The Memorial Garden is looking beautiful and my thanks go to Tom, Steve and Maureen who constantly give to its beauty.
My trip to Sweden was a huge success and I enjoyed meeting fellow professionals from a number of countries.
On my return, I spoke at The Child Bereavement Charity Conference – What a wonderful organisation and group of people. I will certainly be keeping very close links with them in the future and will help wherever possible.
When I asked my little grandson Jon Barry who he would most like to meet – his amusing reply was ‘Luke Skywalker’ and it lead me to think how real film characters can become, but that’s not just to children – I guess living in an imaginary world of film is often a lovely way to relax.
Our lovely cars are purchased from a company called Wilcox & Co. Both Paul and Peter the Wilcox brothers have been long time friends of this firm and my family and it is with great sadness that after a short illness, Peter passed away a few weeks back. Our thoughts and prayers go with him and his family.
Well as the staff head off for their summer holidays one by one, I would like to take this opportunity of thanking them all for their hard work in the last year and wish them a happy and relaxing time with their families.
I would like to say a big thank you to Lynn’s dad Dennis Jenkins for the beautiful ‘Bermondsey’ sign and the stick which he has kindly donated to me.
Until next time, take care