31 December 2016

31st Dec 1947: reflections

31 Wed. Sharp white frost which gave in places by afternoon: dull and a very light layer of snow. The last day of 1947. Got the groceries also fish and sausage meat. Donald & Gwennie called in morning. Gwennie again in afternoon: amused her with tricks and catches of one sort or another and told her the true story of the baby who was found on Tolworth Recreation ground: who has now been adopted by Mrs Tilley and named Sandra Ann. She was at Anthony’s last birthday party and is now a happy little girl of 2½ years – about, as her real birthday is not known. Cousin Maud called.

And so, another year ends. A year of disappointment and hardship and disillusionment to many. Personally I have had a few happy times during the year as this book records. It closes on a note of sadness in the loss of dear Father but we have the Christian hope of immortality to cheer us on the way and although changes have occurred and the future is unknown, yet God is good and loves and encourages His own. To God be the Glory Great Things he has Done…………

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