And It’s a Lucky Man

| December 2, 2017

The unique, the meaningful, the personal I wander about the stores and vendors attempting to find a little something to add to the Christmas season – something for someone special. It seems that the drizzle of the rain dampens the season as I struggle through endless offerings in search of the unique, the meaningful. More […]

Dol Fodha na Grèine

| February 13, 2017

This Valentine’s Day…at the going down of the sun…. There it stood, at the base of one Scottish soldier’s tablet…here at Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa. I am reminded of this image…this day…for its simplicity…its connection to a gravesite without mention of those who brought it here. Though it speaks to one it speaks to many. […]

2nd Lieutenant John “Jock” Low

| September 25, 2014

Dinna Forget Today I have been thinking about one line that a fiancé wrote about her departed best friend. Appearing on the wall at the visitor’s centre at Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial, Belgium, the words remind us of a departed soul and the ones left behind to remember. And then I turn towards a […]

Loved and Were Loved

| April 4, 2012

For My Sweetheart They left all that was dear to them behind, parents, family, and sweethearts, those that were most familiar to them. Home, the farm, the school, a favorite friend, a family pet, routine, and the day they knew. Hearing the call to war, the volunteers stepped to the fore and entered into the […]