10 November (1914)…

| November 10, 2021

Private Harry Wilkinson 8850 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers Eternal Rest Give to Him O Lord and Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him…Harry Wilkinson…whose body was found in a Flanders field in 2000. Previously commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Harry now rests at Prowse Point Military Cemetery, Belgium, grave 1.A.7. along with 242 burials of his comrades. […]

9 November (1914)…

| November 9, 2021

Private Thomas Cordner 11254 Royal Irish Fusiliers We return to Strand Military Cemetery this day with the story of Thomas Cordner, a soldier who lost his life in attempting to save the life of his friend, Private William Hanvey. This is the tale of three Portadown men and sister Thomas’ sister Christina. Private Cordner’s story appears […]

Someday We’ll Find It

| May 6, 2020

The Sweet Sound that Calls Every once in a while we are able to step outside the shade and into the light. I enjoy seeing little suggestions turned by creative minds into joy and laughter. Two recent ideas have proven popular and with each day in the shade I continue to try and cast a […]

The Best of Times

| May 3, 2020

Remembered A solitary grass and flower muncher ambles across the road from one yard to the next. Unperturbed by the white painted fence it approaches and without the leaping gait of a high jumper, this fleet of foot one, simply springs from a standing position across the obstacle. Then turning its head, to look at […]

After the War

| October 28, 2019

Reminders After the war…each day’s new peace is punctuated by the craggy and weighted fragments of former ambition and rubble. Once these were buildings…these were homes. The exclamations, and pauses, the commas, the full stops of life. With each day a small section of peace is renewed as foundation is revealed…the rebuilding continues. Brick by […]