Stream, Raindrops and Gravestone

04 Dec

1   We love the stream at Gwennap; it is a very special place for all the family and we were there today with Daughter No 1 and Daughter no 3.

The stream at Gwennap, featured in Dad's book, Jeremy Visick

The stream at Gwennap, featured in Dad’s book, Jeremy Visick

2   There were raindrops like tears in the grass by the edge of the stream.

Raindrops like tears in the grass

Raindrops like tears in the grass

3   We had a walk around the churchyard where the stone that inspired my Dad to write his first novel, “Jeremy Visick” can be found.   I found the wording on another stone, to Johanna Gray, very interesting:

She was an affectionate wife
and a tender mother
and a pattern of kindness
to her neighbours and friends.

A ‘pattern of kindness’ must be that she set an example and was kind to all. I like that. One of the definitions of pattern is ‘ A person or thing considered worthy of imitation.’

Gravestone for Johanna Gray of Lanner

Gravestone for Johanna Gray of Lanner, near Redruth


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8 responses to “Stream, Raindrops and Gravestone

  1. djdfr

    December 5, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    May we all set a pattern of kindness.

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    December 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    “A Pattern of Kindness”…
    to be remembered that way… how wonderful is that!

  3. MichelleMarie Antell

    December 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm


  4. Hil

    December 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I love “Jeremy Visick” ….one of my favourite books. We have even been to the churchyard , as you say it must mean a great deal to you and your family.xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      I didn’t realise you knew the novel! It’s so lovely to know it’s one of your favourites. 🙂

  5. thatisthegoodstuff

    December 4, 2013 at 6:23 pm

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