Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Hello Dear Reader,
Grandpa and Grandma's house was on Paisley Road and Wright Street in Renfrew just a few blocks from the Renfrew airport. Renfrew is about six miles west of Glasgow and they could often hear the music of a bagpipe band coming from the direction of the Clyde. Their house was new but the airport was a busy one and they had to get used to the sound of jets taking off right over the roof of their house. The airport was convenient for Grandpa, though, when he traveled by plane.

There were lots of new and interesting things to learn about in their new surroundings. The accent of the Scots was fascinating. So were their tartans, their songs, their customs, their folklore, and their Highland games. Although Renfrew could be considered a suburb of Glasgow it was still close to the country and the family was fascinated with the Scottish cows (which the Scots pronounce "coos"). It didn't take long for the family to love their new home.
Aunt Genni

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