F IS FOR ...FIFTY YEARS AGO and a couple more...fifty two-to be exact.
Here we are are in August 1960, about to board the train in Derby to be whisked away to Canada. Both sets of parents and my sister Kay were there to see us off -- not to mention my ever faithful dog, Rip.
Left to right: Barry's dad, me 22 years old, Barry's mom, my mother, my sister, my father and Barry.
It was quite a confusing experience at this point, as we had planned to cross the Atlantic by ship from Liverpool, but there was a shipping strike and at the last minute Cunard decided to fly all the passengers across to Montreal from London. A lot of repacking had to be done.
My parents were living in Derby at the time, where my father was the manager of Ind Coop's The York Hotel, so although we had been living in Liverpool we all joined my family in Derby for the day of departure.
We had been married less than a year and this was one of several major steps in our lives. Our destination was Toronto to attend Toronto Bible College, now known as Tyndale University College. At this point it was not our intention to stay in Canada, but the Lord had other plans. We could never have guessed that we would be living in Southern California for 40 years (and counting).
FRIENDS FOR MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS (FROM HIGH SCHOOL YEARS)
These are not friends we have just recently contacted again, but friends we have stayed in touch with over all these years.
Janet and Gerald
Maurice and Jennie
Margery and Norman
Sadly Norman passed away a year or two ago, but Margery still lives there in Flamborough, E. Yorks (from which my blog's name is derived) and their sons are continuing the fishing tradition. Margery could have wished it were otherwise, but it was in their blood and the family have been a prominent fishing family in Flamborough for a good number of generations.
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