“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

A happy memory

The hubbub of the pub was pleasant and, seeping through it, I heard "Roll out the Barrel" from across the bar. Lew was merrily singing along. Jessie was knocking back the red wine, chatting with her sister Mary, as if her memory problems never existed. After finishing his song, Lew tottered around the table and hunkered down with Mary. I didn't quite hear what they said, but Mary laughed and told him what a silly old stick he was. That I heard.


A Brit in Tennessee said...

Aah, 'Roll out the barrel', it doesn't get any better than singing a chorus or two, with friends and family ;0
Lovely scene you have set my friend....

parTea lady said...

That does sound like a happy memory. I wish that I could recall my visits to a couple of English pubs many, many years ago.