Stand And Deliver

This week, I have had the honour of writing my first guest post for an ‘Unsung Heroes’ column at Carrot Ranch. Many thanks to all who have left lovely comments there, and to Charli Mills, Lead Buckaroo, for this wonderful opportunity. My post this month features a cheery delivery driver, a customer services manager called Rob, and Adam Ant. There is a point in there somewhere… Keep safe! ❤

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The title for this post should be ‘Drive and Deliver’. ‘Stand and Deliver’ sounds better, I think.  It also reminds me of the song by Adam Ant, conjuring up a wonderful image of him in his heyday dressed up like a highwayman, all eye-liner, lip gloss and black mask. A good look, I thought. I can’t say I wear much make-up these days. But I do wear a black mask, though not for committing any crime. Then again, if someone coughs near me again at the supermarket, I could be tempted…

The theme of highway robbery ties in nicely with our present crisis and the ‘Unsung Heroes’ story I’m priviliged to share with you today at Carrot Ranch. Thanks for letting me loose, Charli!

The story ends well, thanks not to Adam Ant, but to a man called, Rob.

It began just before lockdown, which in the UK started March…

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About Sherri Matthews

While bringing her memoir, 'Stranger in a White Dress: A True Story of Broken Dreams, Being Brave and Beginning Again' to publication, Sherri's articles, short memoir, personal essays, poetry and flash fiction are published in national magazines, anthologies and online. She invites her readers to share the view at her Summerhouse blog and is a regular contributer and columnist at 'Carrot Ranch', an online literary community. In another life, Sherri lived in California for twenty years, but today, she lives in England writing stories from the past, making sense of today and giving hope for tomorrow.
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57 Responses to Stand And Deliver

  1. dgkaye says:

    Loved it Sher. ❤ Happy weekend! Hugs xoxoxo

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    • Thanks so much, Deb. And the same to you, my friend, hope you had a good weekend and a good week ahead. As always, keep safe and well and hugs back to you! 🙂 ❤ xoxo

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      • dgkaye says:

        Too much rain Sher, waiting spring to spring lol. Thanks my friend. Yes, stay safe!!!! ❤ xoxox

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        • Hope your spring has sprung now, Deb! We’ve gone from too much rain to summer here, crazy. Of course, that brings them all out especially with the slight easing of lockdown. But that’s a whole other subject and we’ll say no more otherwise my blood pressure will go sky high lol. Love & hugs my friend, and as always, stay safe too! ❤ xoxoxo

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  2. Charli Mills says:

    Good to have you riding tall at the Ranch, Sherri! Great debut column for Unsung Heroes. Can you believe, I had never before seen that Adam Ant video? I was deprived, but now I’m complete!

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    • Great to ride at the Ranch, again Charli and thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to share thoughts and thanks for our Unsung Heroes. Haha…well, that Adam Ant video is getting on a bit now, so a real blast from the past! I had to watch it to familiarise myself with it! Love it…your life’s dream come to fruition 😀 😀 😀 Keep safe, my friend! ❤

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  3. Norah says:

    Great article, Sherri, and definitely worth sharing here.

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  4. purpleslob says:

    Are y’all still in lockdown now, Sherri?? We were sprung May . I think Stand and Deliver is better too! Going over there now to read. ❤

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    • Hi Melinda, yes, we are still in lockdown with some easing, but only very slight like those who can’t work at home going back, certain ages going back to school and shops opening from June 1 and some hospitality from July 4th. Still can’t see my boys who live some hours away, no going from house to house and only meeting one person in a public place 2m apart. Not much point of that as the parks and beaches etc are getting full again and we are not out of the danger zone by any means. So for a lot of us that means still on lockdown. Thanks so much for reading over at Carrot Ranch, Melinda. I hope it’s going well over there with you and your family now you’re sprung…as always, keep safe! ❤

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  5. Great article, Sherri! I hope the treadmill works well for you!

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  6. Hi Sherri, Hope all is well with you and yours. At least you got the means to be able to exercise – I struggle with persistence at this point. I totally understand the problem with COVID unleashing every possible person to exercise just where you were used to having it almost to yourself. We can no longer walk in the afternoon in the dog park for that same reason – not dogs so much but the bikes, scooters and skate boards and familes doing strange things that sets Muffin off. Great article. Cheers Irene

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    • Hi Irene, what a delightful surprise to see you again, welcome back, my friend! You have been sorely missed. We’re well, thank you, and hope you and yours are keeping safe and well also. Ha, exactly. All our usual ‘haunts’ are taken over. Aww…sweet Muffin. I hope you have managed to find an alternative walk for you all safe from the mayhem. Thank you, Irene, glad you enjoyed the read! ❤

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  7. Well done Sherri. Awesome news. ❤ x

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  8. Marsha says:

    I left you a comment on Carrot Ranch. I loved your memories of Maddie. 🙂

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