Tuesday, June 8, 2010


                                  Gerald Gee



Gerald Grimes was Gerald Gee, who once blogged with the rest.
Ill health has seen his blog close down, and it was one of the best.
Forty-five years ago he made the furniture shown above;
Something for a little girl to both enjoy and love.
A dolls-house and a chest-of drawers charmingly combined!
I've reprinted this copy here; I'm sure he wouldn't mind.
A Ruby Tuesday entry that's special, in a way.
I'm hoping Gerald may return to blogging one fine day.

The following is all that remains of my Architecture notes from

The Normans, like the Saxons, used a style half-romanesque.
East ends, at first, were apsidal and the carving was grotesque.
The work was often ponderous, but pleasing to the sight
And sturdy central towers were built…… the wayfarers' delight.
The rounded arch again was seen but only splayed inside,
While painted walls and ceilings were cathedrals' special pride.
The church plan was still cruciform and very long, the nave.
The piers were short but flutings a barbaric grandeur gave.
Walls with arcade, triforium and clerestory, were seen.
The chisel came more into use, where once the axe had been.
The normal types of vaulting were the barrel or the groined,
And the Normans liked their rooves of wood, though vaults of stone adjoined........
Etc etc etc

And so on and so on and so on! And a lot of good it did me!


Unknown said...

That is a beautiful chest for a child. How creative and well painted it is. I enjoyed seeing this. Thank you.

Margaret Gosden said...

What a neat idea! I did enjoy Gerald Gee's posts and am sorry to note that he is unable to continue blogging at this time.

reg said...

How artistic is that chest, it is great. thanx for sharing

rebecca said...

love your touching tribute.
and of course the perfect chest.

Hootin Anni said...

Wow...that is an amazing work of art!!!

My R T is "lady in red"...a portrait of my daughter. Come by and view her if you can find time, I'd love your visit!!

Delphyne said...

That is a beautiful chest for a child. I love your rhyming!

Happy RT!

Teena said...

The painted drawers are very special! But look at your notes from 1948 - you were a born poet! Happy Ruby Tuesday <3

Annie Jeffries said...

What a lovely tribute to Gerald. I hope he recovers and returns to us as well.