More from Beattie’s Field; a visit by Adrian’s mother; a positive outlook on life; tennis again after 15 years; first flower memories; RMS Aquitania; a mother’s thoughts, and Hedgehog gets a kipper.
Gran writes on July 11th 1948, shortly after daughter Jane’s Confirmation:
Another cloudy dawn but fine enough for us to get to Compton Church for Jane’s first Communion. A Wood-Pigeon was softly calling in the opposite wood when I awakened at 6.15 and the Lark was already singing in the nearby field, or rather over what used to be a field, but it is now part of Hillier’s nursery, at 7.15 as we left home. …a Green Woodpecker flew over the church during the service uttering its strident alarm notes. The flowers on the altar were, as usual, beautiful and tastefully arranged.