Sunday, 15 August 2010

Birmingham Mail - News - Top Stories - Birmingham grandfather saved paradise from parking lot

Birmingham Mail - News - Top Stories - Birmingham grandfather saved paradise from parking lot

A local newspaper printed a story about my grandfather this week.

Click on the link to read the story.

27 comments:

GreenWhisper said...

what a lovely story about your grandad Jasmine, thanks for sharing it - he sounds naughty but very nice :o) xx

kathyd said...

what a great story .
thanks for sharing.

Jasmine said...

Thank you Sue. I like this kind of naughty. We need more naughty nature lovers out there ;o) xx

Jasmine said...

Thank you Kathy. My Granddad has always been fiesty like that. Must be where I get it from :) Once, some fell hunters tried to chase a fox over his garden and through the house. He stopped them and got a petition together to stop the hunt from hunting on the common land behind the gardens.

Healing Woman said...

Bravo to your grandfather! I enjoyed that story tremendously!

Jasmine said...

Thank you Cheryl. Its good to know there are people like my granddad out thee keeping a watchful & helpful eye out x

ArtSparker said...

Power to the people!

Jasmine said...

Yay Susan ! :)

The title reminded me of this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlNZN94_u-s

Manon Doyle said...

I loved the story!! thanks so much for sharing it!! :)

Jasmine said...

Thank you Manon. My grandparents are both quite amazing really. They do so much for others. Inspiring x

Delwyn said...

Hi Jasmine
you are lucky to have such stories to pass down and family with pluck as mentors...
Happy days

Sharon said...

I love your grandfather. Give him a hug and big kiss from me!!!!

T said...

Clever man your grandfather. No wonder you are so green its rubbed off on you

xt

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Bravo to your grandfather! There are some who just don't appreciate the beauty of nature - what your grandfather did was save a little slice of natural history. It pains me when we go on walks and see litter just scattered around. People don't realize what treasures they have all around them. Thank you for sharing this story! Theresa

Liara Covert said...

Nature is a timeless teacher that invites us to remember that we are responsible for ourselves and our choices. Your grandfather reminds everyone that being is known by sharing.

liZZie said...

That's wonderful! I know Birmingham well,(lived in Kings Heath area)and used to visit Handsworth for work a lot. What a wonderful man & deed. Bit of face saving from the official at the end of the article me thinks!

Jasmine said...

Delwyn - Thank you. I'm very proud of my Granddad for many reasons x

Sharon - Consider it done :)

T - You'd love my granddad. He is very creative x

Hi Theresa - I feel the same. I'm always picking up the litter of others in beauty spots.

Thank you Liara, nice to see you here :)

Hi Lizzie - handsworth needs more concrete like a hole in the head. The kids need a park to keep them out of trouble xJ

Jules said...

Brilliant - what a fantastic gentleman and a great story. Being a champion of nature obviously runs through the family!

Love the new blog look btw Jasmine.x

Assayya said...

great story.
you must be very proud of your granddad:))

Clowncar said...

what a great story. I love the detail about him using stones from a nearby church in the cement. clearly, he had some heavenly help.

Tammie Lee said...

Joni Mitchell would be proud of him! Thanks for sharing a bit of your family history. Concreting the earth has always felt wrong.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Thanks for the inspiring story!
Aren't grand-people great? -J

Felted House said...

I'm a real rule-follower myself and would never have been able to do something like this but I'm so pleased that your grandfather did - a victory for him and for nature! xx

Suzi Smith said...

Brilliant! Methinks there's more than a bit of him in you x

Lickety Splitter said...

Wow, your grandfather is awesome! Anyone who saves a park should should get his or her own park bench :)

Titus said...

Lovely idea - so I joined in!
Really confused now. I was looking at pictures of Cemlyn Nature Reserve and all the comments are about your Grandad!

Martine said...

Thank you Jasmine for sharing such beauty with me.
Magic............yes i find this magical.
XXXm