Tag Archive: Edinburgh Castle

May 29

Memorial Day 2017

Thanks, Grandpa…  You weren’t American, but you fought valiantly for the cause overseas. I never met my grandfather.  He had died in Peshawar, India, fighting for the Black Watch during World War l.  Peshawar was on the northern frontier of British India, near the Khyber Pass. In 1947, Peshawar became part of the newly independent …

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Jan 14

Greyfriar’s Bobby

  When we were in Scotland last year, we walked to Edinburgh Castle and back from hotel a couple times. I had never heard of Greyfriar’s Bobby until our bus tour the second day although we had walked by the statue 3 times already! On our 4th pass-by, we saw several people taking pictures of …

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May 30

Memorial Day 2016

Thanks, Grandpa…  You weren’t American, but you fought valiantly for the cause overseas.   I never met my grandfather.  He had died in Peshawar, India, fighting for the Black Watch during World War l.  Peshawar was on the northern frontier of British India, near the Khyber Pass. In 1947, Peshawar became part of the newly …

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Feb 22

Scotland the Brave

“Scotland the Brave” (Scottish Gaelic: Alba an Àigh) is a Scottish patriotic song. It was one of several songs considered an unofficial national anthem of Scotland. My cellphone ringtone is Scotland the Brave. At any rehearsal, everyone knows it’s my phone, if one is ringing 🙂  I posted a bit about that here: http://maryoblog.com/2015/08/ Below, the …

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May 25

Memorial Day

Thanks, Grandpa…  You weren’t American, but you fought valiantly for the cause overseas.   I never met my grandfather.  He had died in Peshawar, India, fighting for the Black Watch during World War l.  Peshawar was on the northern frontier of British India, near the Khyber Pass. In 1947, Peshawar became part of the newly …

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