Hat Pin, Thimbles and Missing Loved Ones

31 Oct

Sorting yet another drawer today, I found this beautiful hat pin.

Silver and feathers

There has been correspondence in The Guardian recently about The Peterloo Massacre and the fact that this topic is so little known about and is rarely taught in schools. (Is that so, G?) I was reminded of one of my Father, David Wiseman’s,  novels and set to this afternoon to re-read it. It’s brilliant! It was published here in the UK, in America and in Denmark and here are the various covers.

Reading it, I could hear my Daddy’s voice, see the cottage they once lived in, recognise characteristics of both my Mum and Dad in two of the characters, walk along the Coombe with the main character down to the sea and see again my Mum’s beautiful collection of thimbles. Quite an afternoon.

Missing someone


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3 responses to “Hat Pin, Thimbles and Missing Loved Ones

  1. Anne

    October 31, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Your father must have been a very special person, Sally.. xx

  2. utesmile

    October 31, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    That is true…. missing someone! Have my hug too!


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