a wee dram then a dousin’

Feeling my ancestors calling me, so I’m heading back to the old country in just a few weeks. Here’s a good example (from 2015) of why it feels like home . . .

the hour of soft light...

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After a well manneredly morning of service at the Church of Scotland on the Isle of Gigha off the Kintyre Peninsula, the local historian (and relative to practically everyone living here) Alasdair Mc whose family has lived here “a thousand years” invited me back to his farm (circa 1750ish) for a look at the parish records to find my ancestors here.

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They abound . . . it was such fun, the BEST of travel.  (I am such a cheap date.)

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His wife set us up with a wee dram and I wish I had another right now because the weather has turned blustery cold today.

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The ferry back to the mainland ‘ll be sloshin’ and it’ll be awhile before I feel the warmth of yesterday.

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There are many ways Scotland has to warm ye.

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