Monday, June 25, 2007

" The Repeating Of Family History"


Yesterday, to the Yorkshire Dales to hear the reading of the Banns for our son, R, and his partner, K, who marry at **Church of the Holy Epiphany, Austwick, later this year.

And just a handful of miles away, my folks were married in Marton, 61 years ago this past March.
My father, like me, was "Cheshire born,Cheshire bred" ( Don't they say: "Strong in th'arm, thick in th'head" ? or IS it t'other way round?) ...but my mother came from a village on the borders of Yorks/Lancs. Although she moved to Cheshire on her marriage, her heart was forever in the Dales or cycling near Downham or ambling to Blacko Tower or walking up Pendle Hill in search of The Lancashire Witches..
And I know it was THAT part of the world where my parent's love grew, where a pretty fantastic partnership was forged.
SO:

I am glad that their spirits will be with us when R marries K.
More glad than I can possibly say.
**Picture of the church: B.Chandler.

12 Comments:

Blogger Lucy said...

Lovely, congratulations!

5:35 pm  
Blogger apprentice said...

It's a pretty wee church, nice to see life going full circle like that.

9:26 pm  
Blogger Cailleach said...

It sounds like a lovely part of the world - thanks for dropping by and saying hello!

1:10 pm  
Anonymous marly said...

Jan,

The banns... That's something that didn't make it across the water--or that is rare here--well worth keeping.

Lovely little picture of your parents, particularly your mother.

4:00 pm  
Blogger Suffolkmum said...

How lovely, I'm sure you'll feel all the family there with you. I'm sad sometimes that I'm so far away from where all my family were born/married for generations (northumberland). Loved the story below too.

11:05 am  
Blogger Carole said...

The Yorkshire dales are lovely. two of my children went on an adventure holiday there when they were at school. I'm a Cheshire cheese; born and - apart from five years in London - from 5 to 10 - bred.

7:07 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

Lucy:
Thanks!
Not for a while yet but looking forward to it!

Apprentice:
I love " patterns" in families....in lots of ways.
THey often just happen out of the blue, don't they??

Cailleach:
Good to see you.
The only Irish participant!!

Marly:
Different cultures, different places...all fascinating stuff.

SuffolkMum:
I've never been to Northumberland and the more I hear the more I realise I should!

Carole:
New Forest very different from Cheshire but equally lovely a place to live. Good hearing from you.

9:22 am  
Blogger Philippa said...

What a super little story, Jan. As they say, everything comes full circle. I knew you mum, my Auntie Evelyn, was a Dales lass (I remember that she adored Last Of The Summer Wine)and how fitting that Ric & Kristy should tie the knot up there. Hope the rains have stopped by then!
PS Balls to education!!!!

6:54 pm  
Blogger Marianne said...

What a lovely sense of continuity. I hope it all goes well.

7:42 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

Philippa:
Yes. She loved seeing all those familiar places.
I imagine it's how your mother felt about Frodsham.
I know Joan used to talk about staying at Northview ( Aunty Ruby's) on visits to her grandma...also my grandma, of course, but I think she died when I was about 4.
Andrew and I used to tell each other we could see her feet sticking out of Heaven...
Grandma WAS the last of the Victorians...little black buttoned boots, I remember. ( That's what andrew and I saw sticking out of the sky!! )

Marianne:
Good to see you. Think I'll take a look at your latest instalments...!

8:27 pm  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Oh that is so fitting - isn't it a fantastic and amazing feeling when things are true and right and somehow part of the cycle of life and history? All the very very best to your son and future daughter in law. Speaking from experience, it's a beautiful thing when one of your offspring marries.

5:10 am  
Blogger Jan said...

CB:
Yes I enjoyed reading your blog account re your son's wedding earlier this year.

9:33 am  

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