“It has been a joy”

The People's Friend - - Heritage -

I have contributed to the “Friend” now for 31 of its 150 years.

From the out­set, when I sub­mit­ted my first ten­ta­tive pieces – one about my pet sheep, Bean, and the other about my owl, Sage – it has been a joy.

Sheep and owls con­tinue to be favourite sub­jects, and I am priv­i­leged to re­ceive many won­der­ful let­ters from read­ers.

Per­haps the most mov­ing were those on the death of my adored col­lie, Kim.

She had lit­er­ally blown in on a gale one night. She was the most loyal com­pan­ion I could have wished for, and de­spite her pre­vi­ous owner’s claims, she worked sheep per­fectly.

My African pygmy goats also ac­crued many let­ters, and their mis­chievous an­tics seem to have caused end­less hi­lar­ity.

So here’s to the next 150 suc­cess­ful years. The “Friend” brings hap­pi­ness to so many lives.

Happy birth­day and congratulations!

Polly Pullar.

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