Sunday October 7
Wimborn, where Jo, Simon and their children live.
We drove to their house, left the cars there and quickly walked to church. It was Harvest Festival service. Catherine and Olivia were singing in the children's choir.
The above link is about the town and the church.
blogged about it here. Schoko Kisses! They were officially called something different when I was a child but it is not politically correct to say that now
Of course Stephen, the fifth sibling, can not be in this picture because he was born 10 years after Kate (the fourth).
Wallace tartan from the internet.
Many memories surfaced and stories were told. Shrieking and laughing at old photos and memories. It was so much fun listening. My favorite: The subject of diving and swimming came up. I was told that the Aunts Nep and Fi had been very good divers and were very involved in the swimming club. The parents were very insistent that the children learn to swim. The river and the pools were discussed. Patricia recalled that one of her early memory is how she was "forced" to learn to swim. She remembers screaming in the water ... and a minute later we find a photo of her and mom exactly showing capturing this.
And then it is time to go to bed. Patricia has an early flight next morning back to Girona, Spain and James, Jane and I will drive to Windsor.