Friday, August 01, 2014

1984 Scotland, Wales postcards - July 25-31

Scotland postcard - Piper in Wallace Tartan - mailed 1984
1984 Wallace Tartan postcard from Jean & HH -July 25
Wed 7-25-84
Glasgow, Scotland
Have enjoyed learning about the Scottish Clans & Tartans here in Glasgow – near where Ballantynes lived in Paisley.  Also tie to the Wallaces on front.

Really appreciated your aerogramme, MV – hope your roses do well & yard isn't too much for you + gardening, work, softball, etc.

We have a 9-hour bus ride today to Bangor, Wales – the area were the Hortons came from.  Have been in several Woolworth stores & did buy bubbles.  They have a lot of items from Hong Kong also.  --Jean & Harold
Anglesey Beumaris Castle (Wales) postcard - mailed 1984
Monday, July 30, 1984
Hi –
We visited here yesterday where they put on a 13th century "battle" - all in costume.  The castle was started in 1295.

Attended the local Methodist Church - had 5 hymns - w/all verses sung.  also had 6 P.M. service.

We have had Yorkshire pudding twice – a speciality – but wouldn't go out of our way for it.

Wales is such a beautiful country and they still retain their language as well as English though there is no similarity.  Enjoyed a youth choir and a harpist last night who played & sang Welsh music.

Love to all – Harold & Jean
North Wales Castles postcard - mailed 1984 Top: Caernarfon, Rhuddlan. Bottom: Harlech, Conwy
1984 Wales Castles postcard from HH -July 31
We got our rental car today – near the lower right hand corner castle.  It's a right hand drive & shift w/ the left hand.  It's a Ford Fiesta.

Plan to drive down the Coast of Wales – then to Bath/Bristol area, & then toward London

Went to the grocery today & got "provisions."  Also a jack set.  Wales has been great also – makes us want to read ore history.  Glad to get MV's letter today.  See Proverbs 25:25.

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