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Letters to AO

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Letters from the week of 2 to 8 February 2015

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Is that the Arn Wooks?

Your first (non-golfing) picture looks awfully familiar! Were you by any chance in Bath, Maine, USA? That was my father's home town, and he was buried from Grace Church. It's a very special place for me, both city and church. I've watched with some concern as the town has become more touristy, and as matters at BIW have been uncertain due to both political winds and the limits imposed by having to launch across the river.

I get the impression you prefer to have the places you visit be "anytown" so that we can all identify with them, but I'd be curious to know if my guess was correct.

Robin Drake
St Anne's, Reston, Virginia
Herndon, Virginia, USA
3 February 2015

(Editor: all things are possible. Just don't expect the Eucharist at a chocolate church....)

Continuing Grace

I remember learning a grace which went
Bless, O Lord, the food on our dishes
As thou didst bless the bread and fishes
And as the sugar in our tea
Let us all be stirred by thee!

I think it was Billy Graham who said that if we wanted to learn to be thankful then saying grace was a good start (or words that effect)

Revd Lindsay Dew
Dunton, Eyeworth & Wrestlingworth
Ashwell, Hertfordshire, UK
3 February 2015

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