Thursday, November 20, 2008

When the red red robin.......

I am not sure when this picture was taken. Dad is the 3rd from the right at the back.

Dad loved rugby. He loved Hull Kingston Rovers and would often talk about the Robins. Here is their song!

When the red, red robin comes bob, bob bobbin' along, along,
There'll be no more sobbing when he starts throbbing His own sweet song.
Wake up, wake up, you sleepy head,
Get up, get up, get out of bed,
Cheer up, cheer up the sun is red,
Live, love, laugh and be happy.
What if I've been blue,
Now I'm walking through fields of flowers,
Rain may glisten, but I still listen for hours and hours.
I'm just a kid again, doing what I did again, singing a song,
When the red, red robin comes bob, bob bobbin' along.

I miss him talking about Rovers. Whenever he would visit us, he would tell everyone about the 'hard mans game' and try explaining the game. He would be really happy when I logged onto the internet and pulled up the Hull Daily Mail so he could see the score and read the updates. He would tell us how Uncle Geoff (his brother) was taping ALL the games for him to watch when he got home. He was very passionate about rugby league and in particularly, Hull Kingston Rovers.

"We love you Dad"

1 comment:

EdieB said...

John is a mighty handsome fella. Isn't he?