Monday, September 17, 2012

Glasgow Memories Fossil Tour Day 20



We had a wonderful day today with Uncle’s school chum Kenneth and Allison. We went by taxi to The Burrell Collection, a wonderful museum housing works by Millet, Rodin, and Degas amongst a few. It also houses wonderful pieces from around the world that dated from the 13th and 14th centuries as well as pieces dated BC. From there we took a walk to Pollok Hall, an amazing manor with fabulous Spanish art and phenomenal gardens. It was a lovely day with them, we were even treated to tea and scones at Pollok House. These scones looked like they had given birth to twins….absolutely huge and absolutely delicious as well.

It was an uneventful day which was rather refreshing…I’m always waiting for the _____ to hit the fan, so to have no “incidents” made for quite an enjoyable day.

As a rather rare coincidence, while we were having lunch at The Burrell museum, Kenneth and Allison mentioned seeing the minister of a local church. As we talked more we found that he was the existing minister of the church where Dear Mom was married in 1946. Orchard Hill Church in Giffnock.

As an even rarer coincidence, Dear Mom happened to be carrying with her, her original marriage certificate  and wedding photo of my dad and her. Allison and Kenneth invited the minister over to chat and it was amazing that he just happened to be there when Dear Mom was there as well. He invited us to attend the church tomorrow and was amazed at the documentation that Mom had with her. It was a very unique experience.

Tomorrow we are heading off to where both Uncle and Dear Mom were raised….the home where they lived, the schools they attended, the streets that they walked and of course the church Dear Mom was married in which will be highlight for me.

Our fossil tour is winding down as tomorrow is our last day before heading home. 

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