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By Sister Rosemary

Meeting of minds

WHEN I was a child, my father was hardly ever at home in the evening. In this, he was continuing a long-standing family tradition. His grandfather, so the story went, was usually to be found contributing to the profits of the local public house. His son, my paternal grandfather, reacted to this by becoming a teetotaller and a pillar of the community, deeply involved in the affairs of the Baptist Chapel and local politics.

This preoccupation ...

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