Tuesday, September 05, 2017

5th September

We had two visitors today, Bert's cousins, who used to stay and play at Springhill before Bert was even born.

Margaret trying out Pearlie's bike.

Christina on horseback, Pearlie holding the reins.

Bert and Margaret.

Margaret and Christina are cousins too, the daughters of Johnny's sisters. They have good memories of being here when they were very young and remembered the layout of their Grandfather's garden and where all the fruit grew. They got very excited that the horse chestnut tree was still there and that there were conkers.

The cousin's grandfather, Robert Orr. A small man and a very good gardener. I believe we're still reaping the benefits of his excellent soil management to this day. The past may well be another country but it's not that very far away.

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