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Invitation

I haven’t posted much recently, we’ve been busy looking after our lovely guests,  and sorting through a lifetime’s worth of goods in Greenock. That task can be heart rending, which things from a long and full life do you keep? How can you dispose of the rest? George’s background helps, he often says that the  most important aspect of archiving is knowing what to throw away.

Some things tell a story, there was the trunk, but its story was lost beyond any living memory, and there are photos whose stories can be brought to the surface of memory. And then there are other things which tell their own story.

This bag……

gold bag

 

…..can be opened up to reveal

invitation peeking

 

……………………………….this invitation

invitation.jpg

 

 

……………………………………..and tell me the last time it was used.

 

And to satisfy my liking of coincidence and circularity,

 

 

………during our sorting

 

……………..we found books of Gaelic songs

 

………………………which we passed, via a friend

 

……………………………..to Oban Gaelic Choir.

 

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