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Word from Wormingford

by Ronald Blythe

Posted: 15 Nov 2013 @ 12:07

For Ronald Blythe, a photo brings to mind his father, a soldier

REMEMBRANCE Sunday. The old chaps - I include myself - come to sing "I vow to thee, my country". The church aches with Georgian sadness. Medals glitter. Memory holds the door. In the pulpit, I repeat myself unashamedly; for we all like to sing and hear what we have heard and sung before. The November day, too, is carefully unoriginal. I doubt if anyone present can put a face to the names on the war memorial.

Jesus was against looking back: "Remember Lot's wife!" And, beautifully: ...

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