Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bird Figurine Series - # 11


     This has certainly been a week of memories. Today in my bird figurine series I share pictures of the late Audrey Jean Campbell Haughton-James with a Kookaburra bird and the lovely figurine that her daughter Christine Taylor sent Janine and me some years ago.  I will always treasure the wonderful afternoon we had at my home when Jean and Christine spent some time with us. They journeyed all the way from Australia to meet the Haughton-Jameses in Jamaica. Jean passed away on September 28, 2012. May her soul rest in peace. My condolences to her family and friends.
Jean on her verandah with Kookaburra in St. Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland

38 comments:

Sunray Gardens said...

That's a very different but cool looking bird.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Cher. Have a good day.

Veronica Lee said...

I can't help thinking of the Kookaburra song we used to sing as kids! What a treasure!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Veronica,
My mom also told me that she used to sing a Kookaburra song in school. Take care and have a good day.
Judy

Sandee said...

What a lovely lady. May she rest in peace. The bird is awesome.

Have a terrific day. :)

Theresa said...

Jean seemed like a special lady. I love how the bird is just sitting right there on her lap. Very neat!

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am really glad I got to meet her Theresa. This picture of her with the Kookaburra is special for me.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Sandee! Have a great day.

Winnie said...

Yes, this is a quite different but I guess that's what makes a good collection. Each piece is unique.

I hope you don't mind me asking but I've been wanting to ask this ever since you change the header - which is you in the photo and which is Janine ?

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Winnie! On the header Janine is the one on the left. She was always the one with the bright smile. That is an easy way to tell the difference in pictures!:) Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.

mail4rosey said...

I've always wondered what that kind of bird looked like (only hearing the name in the old nursery song). Thanks for sharing your post, and how neat that they journeyed over to visit!

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are welcome mail4rosey. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Silverfaerie said...

What a different and interesting bird! I've never heard of a Kookaburra before, let alone seen one, so this post has educated me a bit.

So sorry to hear that Jean passed away. It's lovely that you're able to keep such a wonderful memory of her through the figurine.

Thanks for linking up again with TFCT! Come back next week too :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Silverfaerie. I will definitely link up again next week. Have a good weekend.

Katherines Corner said...

We used to sing the kookaburra song! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. did you enter my latest giveaway?

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are welcome Katherine. Oh yes, I have entered your wonderful giveaway and also left a comment. Take care and enjoy the rest of your week.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

That is a great bird. She sounds like a truly amazing lady!

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am so glad I met her Melissa. Have yourself a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Congrats ~ Found your blog on Google while searching for a related topic, your site came up, it looks good, keep them coming !

An Ordinary Housewife said...

Hello! I'm visiting from the Lovin the Weekend hop at Tos and Me. :-)

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Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for stopping by An Ordinary Housewife. Have a good weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Anonymous. Have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

She seems like an awesome lady. So sorry to hear about passing. She looks really cute with the bird.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Anonymous. Have a good weekend.

Paula Miller said...

Another special figurine! What a series you have going Judy! Was that your grandmother in the photo? She must have been a kind and gentle person :)

Have a great weekend!
Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Paula! The lady in the photo was married to a Haughton-James. We were so happy to learn that there were some Haughton-James relatives living in Australia and thrilled to meet Jean and her daughter when they came to Jamaica.

Ugochi said...

It must have been a somewhat great re union for you. She look like some sweet old lady, bless her soul.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Most definitely Ugochi! Take care and have a good weekend.

Clairejustine said...

Bless her .... lovely bird figure Judy,hope your having a good weekend Judy thanks for joining us and linking up :)

Annmarie Pipa said...

how interesting to actually see that bird! now I will be singing that song to myself all night.

meandmr.com said...

Newest follower here! I found you through the Friday blog hop! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!
-meandmr.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

The kookaburra song seems to be well known Annmarie. Have a great week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks meandmr.com. I will follow back.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Clairejustine and have a good week.

Maria said...

What a beautiful photo, Judy!! I can tell Jean was very dear to you...it's so neat that the bird is sitting with her and so comfortable. Neither of them are afraid of each other...love it!! She seems like a very special person and friend.
I wish you a wonderful week and hope you and your family have been well!
Thinking of you and sending love!
Xoxox
Maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Maria. Jean was really a special lady. It is raining cats and dogs here with the approach of Tropical Storm Sandy but I am preparing myself and trying to keep calm. Take care and all the very best to you, Steve & Beano.

Lisa Wood said...

Kookaburras are the nicest birds ever :)
Great photo.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Lisa!

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