1936 Meg poem

For Mr Joll

poem 2

For Mr Joll

Five thousand incisions of necklace type
Five thousand glands exposed
Five thousand, or more, bits of thyroid removed
And five thousand necks reclosed.

Just think of the innumerable Spencer Wells
Just think of the swabs without end
Just imagine the rows of Michel clips
And the five thousand patients to tend.

May the goitrous patients long flock to A.2.
May their thyroids fall fast in the bowl.
May the thousands increase, Mr Joll, may you reach
(spite of students) the ten thousand goal.

Meg Rugg-Easey 1936

(Mentioned in Meg’s 1937 diary)

1936 Meg poem

Jane (1936)

poem 1


Jane always was a timid girl, a rather shy and timid girl,
And when she went to college she was terrified to death.
She tiptoed up the front steps, the dreadful public front steps,
Then pressed against the wall inside, and almost held her breath.

But somebody soon saw her there, standing lost and silent there
And showed her to the cloakroom where she took off coat and hat,
And after taking ages – yes, she made it take her ages –
She returned to the Common Room – she knew her way to that.

And sitting in a corner, a nice convenient corner,
She watched the others dash about and laugh and joke and yell,
And during all that first week it seems she sat in corners
And why she didn’t die there is more than she can tell.

But now she’s been at college for ages, simply ages,
And you can see her dash about and laugh and yell and joke,
And when she sees the “freshers” sitting frightened in their corners
She can never understand it,
No she cannot understand it
For she says we’re all such kindly, harmless, friendly sort of folk.

Margaret Lilian Taylor 1936

Family Meg Pictures

Meg’s photo albums

Album 1: A mixed set of photos ranging from the 1920s through to the 1970s

Album 2: Colour photos from the 1970s, 80s and 90s featuring (among others) Jo, Simon and baby Alex, Mrs. Rowe and Auntie Pat

Album 3 Mostly family weddings over the years, and a few other pictures

Album 4: A mixed bag, including early pictures from school, wartime, more weddings, and several friends and family from different eras

Album 5: Early black-and-white pictures of Meg’s parents and the Taylor family

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1933 Diary

Meg’s diary 1933

diary Family Meg

1932 Diary

Meg’s diary 1932

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1931 Diary

Meg’s diary 1931

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Starting a new venture

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks…

My wife tells me I am “old”. Maybe, at 71, she has a point, but in my book age is an attitude, and we can keep a young attitude regardless of how many years have passed. One aspect of this, I believe, is learning new skills and trying to look at the world afresh each day. I am hoping this old dog will keep learning and thinking young for the foreseeable future. Here I am going to list a few of the new things I am doing day by day…..

This site will be a proving ground for the new Rugg-Easey site, containing a few headings relating to Family History, my thoughts, travel logs, exercise tips and anything of interest. Right now that site is very simple and old-fashined, but with the help of WordPress and jAlbum software, I am hoping to build something a bit more flexible, user-friendly and up-to-date.