This list does not yet contain any items.
« A man is rich... | Main | Dinosaur live at the Mercury Awards 2017 »

A Christmas toast!

We went down to the seafront at Southsea this morning to have a wander and rest our eyes on the horizon. If you know the seafront walk, you'll recall that all along there near the fort there are memorial benches. Quite a few of them today had tinsel wrapped round, or small bunches of flowers, or strings of clamshells. All done by, and for, complete strangers of course, but very moving nonetheless. We found ourselves all quiet and wistful.

So, the toast today in this house, now that we're back and safe and the fire is lit, is to the roll call of those who either gave us, or helped to make, the first Christmases that we call to mind with wonder and gratitude:

Ewen Rowland Mackenzie
Rowland Charles Mackenzie
Charles Edward Chaplin 
Josephine Elizabeth Chaplin (nee Neary)

And remembering Lewis Tringham who was there for many later Christmases when my children were growing up and who is much missed today.

Virtual hugs to one and all xx

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>