My wonderful daughter-in-law brought me a precious gift from her holiday time this summer.
It's a very old New Testament.
The inscription on the inside of the front cover has these words:
27th July 1883
This book was given to me by a gentleman on the Steamer at Belfast when on my way to Canada.
I can't help but wonder if Mr Swinton read any of this little New Testament on his trip to Canada. While looking through it I noticed some discolouration on a page, it's The Epistle of Paul to Philemon. Perhaps he read the book of Philemon, or perhaps while looking through it he carelessly let a drop of something fall on it.
I can't help but wonder...is his family still in Canada? Did he marry, was he pleased with what he found in
Canada? Was he a business man or did he find work wherever he could, perhaps for the Hudson's Bay Company as a trader with the Natives?
So many questions unanswered.
From the same store that she found the book, Maranetta, my daughter-in-law, also found these darling little turquoise salt and pepper shakers. I love them, too!
The weather is still hot here, Fall is definitely not in the air, yet. It was 33 deg. Celsius (or 91.4 deg Fahrenheit) yesterday and it's 23 deg. (or 73.4 deg F) at 9:30 in the morning. That's warm for a morning temperature!
Enjoy your week, my friends, and thanks so much for coming by. Your comments make my day!!