#JusJoJan prompt the 3rd – “Servant” (fact)

Hubby was a Civil Servant not the tea drinking, pen pushing stereotype (who probably no longer exists) but a warrant carrying, door knocking down, covert servalance type.

He carried a warrant written on parchment and was written partly in old English. It stated he was a servant and officer of the queen and he could call on the police and the like for assistance in carrying out his duties.

© willowdot21

He certainly was a servant to his job and would often be whisked off by a high powered car in the middle of the night often not to be seen again for a few days! The cars were usually their own cars as those provided by the department were never powerful enough! They also had huge ariel’s on for their radios so stuck out like sore thumbs. I never new where he was. He travelled the world, Paskistan, the borders of Afghanistan, Russia, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, and Northern Ireland,plus many other places. He assures me it was not glamorous, but from my point of view bringing up three children and doing the day to day, it was.

He had a long, varied and at times dangerous career as a civil servant. Hours of surveillance in a van or a handy house was not unusual…. nor was using a sledgehammer as a door key to gain entrance to premises ! I believe the sledgehammer has been superseded by a new metal door opener! Probably more effective and less messy!

Well that’s my Just Jot it January for today. Join us at LindaGHill’s. 💜

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jan 03, 2021 @ 13:00:43



  2. Sadje
    Jan 03, 2021 @ 13:30:33

    How cool.


  3. rugby843
    Jan 03, 2021 @ 14:31:21

    Sounds like an exciting job.


  4. John Holton
    Jan 03, 2021 @ 15:07:04

    The new metal door opener: a key, perhaps? An axe?


  5. J-Dub
    Jan 03, 2021 @ 16:08:38

    That is very interesting Willow. I bet he could turn his work into a novel. Move over John Grisham 🙂


  6. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Jan 03, 2021 @ 16:26:26

    oh Wow! gosh. Thank you for sharing this. Maybe as J.Dub suggests you could write stories of your husband’s career stories. Maybe they can be fictionalised if he is under any ‘NDC’ – non-disclosure contract thingy..

    So fanstinating


  7. Dora
    Jan 03, 2021 @ 17:38:40

    How exciting! Would love to be a fly on the wall to hear the tales he has to tell you now he’s retired and safe!


  8. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jan 03, 2021 @ 22:26:30

    Wow, Willow! What an amazing career! Both scary and exciting…. I’d love to hear some of the stories too. Maybe you could coax him to write a book someday.

    Hope you’re having a good new year so far. ❤❤


  9. Dale
    Jan 04, 2021 @ 02:19:44

    Must be difficult to be the wife and child of such a man.
    Great now that it’s over and he’s safe but at the time?


  10. Kat Myrman
    Jan 06, 2021 @ 01:00:30

    wow! how fascinating Willow!


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