rewind to the pic of james taken from the same place
In watching the rapid spread of The Big Chill fast across the Deer Park, I am continually reminded of a military operation. I am connected to last night's dinner guest (he of the portable loos) through our both having served as junior officers in the same cavalry regiment - I more than fifty years ago while our guest left the army recently and served with the Regiment in Iraq. The Big Chill is a new client for his Company. He is impressed by the efficiency and calm and politeness displayed by the Big Chill's General Staff. He also remarked that all the General Staff were women. Bernadette responded that women are naturally more focused and therefore less hysterical than men - being focused leaves them more time to dress up and buy shoes.
Born 1933, an overweight aged Blimp (though with Leftists tendencies). Wonderfully married to the ever patient Bernadette - four sons, one daughter, four grandsons, two granddaughters. Messed about most of my life, traveling, loafing, talking endlessly and finding excuses for not writing.