Thursday, January 17, 2013

Funeral at Thorneyburn

Thursday 17th January 2013
Sun in the churchyard and snow beyond as I wait for the hearse to arrive.  The 92-year-old whose funeral this is would not have been daunted by a sprinkling of snow.   She was brought up in a shepherd's cottage deep in these outlying hills and walked as a small child several miles to the remote school with its nine pupils.  If the weather prevented her from getting home she stayed overnight.

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