Most of us are lucky if we receive a couple of lines in the local rag, others are memorialised in stone, bronze, or (in this case) glass.
This beautiful Stained Glass Window (sorry about the awful photo), in St Mawgan and St Nicholas church in Mawgan-in-Pydar Cornwall, is dedicated to Sampson LeWarne and his wife Nancy LeWarne who died on December 11th 1858, and 14th December 1858 respectively; just a few days apart.
The window was funded by their oldest grandchild.
The LeWarnes in question are direct ancestors of Lady Magnon. Posh or what!!
My oldest will be spending a week in Cornwall looking at all such things; gravestones, old houses, and even stained glass windows.
Now that is posh.ReplyDelete
All I shall leave for posterity is a rather humdrum blog diary.
I shall leave a few paintings; that's about all.Delete
Very flash. 13 miles from Pendavey Farm where the Vercoe's lived. Small world.ReplyDelete
Lovely area too.Delete
Very impressive. They must have dug a lot of tin to pay for that, grand it is.ReplyDelete
He was a 'Mill Owner', but I don't know what he milled.Delete
That is a lovely window to have survived all these years.ReplyDelete
It's a beauty. We must visit some time.Delete
That is one beautiful window … I love the subtle colours used. XXXXReplyDelete
I had to grab the picture from Sampson LeWarn's biog... not too clear I'm afraid.Delete
Agree with Jackie about the colours. The Madonna Window it's called. Maybe Betjeman wrote about it once upon a time.ReplyDelete
It's possible; Betjeman wrote about everything. He must have been constantly travelling.Delete
I did have a book of his on Cornwall, a small booklet where he visited many churches there.Delete
Somewhere to visit when you are in Brighton.ReplyDelete
We were planning a trip to Cornwall anyway. This will make it more interesting.Delete
That's a pretty cool thing for your oldest to do.ReplyDelete
He's become the official family archivist.Delete
Do you ever get the feeling that you married above your station - rather like Cinderella?ReplyDelete
That's a great window, and a great way to be remembered. I think if I am remembered fondly until the day when there is no one left TO remember me, it will be good enough. Of course, if someone wants to put together a stained glass window in my honor, I wouldn't be against it. :DReplyDelete
Or for me a Blue Plaque. Wouldn't that be nice!Delete
It looks like a black and white photoReplyDelete
Cro you must not be a real British citizen. You have no humour at all. All the British people I know have a lot of humour and can frankly laugh about my stories. Maybe you are posh now !ReplyDelete
Don't believe all you read, Lou. The British may pride themselves on their humoUr, doesn't mean all of them have any (Cro excluded). Just as there are many Germans whose sense of humour is disputed yet they have plenty (though not my family of origin - they are the most humourless lot I have ever had the misfortune to encounter. Ursula weeps.).Delete
Anyway, Lou, what have you morphed into from a previous incarnation? May I point out to you that "Lou" is a most unfortunate name as the English fight over whether it's loo, toilet or lav. That's when it pays to be American. You ask for the "restroom". Same difference.
May you flush at all times,
My name is after Lou Andrea Salome a German Russian woman writer, my mother admired her a lot.Delete
Wow, that is amazing. Salome a woman of many a dimension. Did your mother admire Nietzsche too? As indeed do I. The poet among German philosophers (Zarathustra). Thank your lucky stars she didn't name you Friedrich.Delete
One word of warning in your exchanges with the English: They don't take kindly to outspokenness. As I have learnt, to my cost: It's all in the wrapping.
Lou Andreas Salomé of course. I am not used to this automatic writing.ReplyDelete
My mother was more inclined to Russian litterature . I think Cro already deleted most of my comments and warned people that I am troll. Very disappointing I am 75 years old in 2 months. He says he feels conflict in my comments. I must not understand what he means. I found his blog and was interested because I lived 45 years in Paris, studied and worked in France. But well. Are you German living in Great Britain ?ReplyDelete
Her name is Chloe; don't believe a word she says!Delete
Am I a German living in Britain? For my sins, yes. Most my adult life. The upside being that my son (dual nationality) won't suffer the restrictions of Brexit. The world, or at least Europe, will be his oyster. All he needs to remember which passport to flash at any given time.Delete
As to "conflict", or perceived conflict, in later age people appear to try and avoid it. My father (he is in his mid eighties) avoids it to such an extent that he'd rather break off contact than engage. If this is what old age holds count me out.
45 years in Paris? Living abroad is quite an education. Always looking from the outside in. Having said that, living abroad does give one an insight in where we originally came from. It has, on occasion, caused friction between me and family/friends in the motherland who just don't understand that things are different over here.
Don't be disheartened by being called a "troll". There is a wonderful Rainer Maria Rilke poem that, in essence, tells you what others say about you doesn't matter as long as you know you can look yourself in the face ("vor Dir selbst bestehen koennen").
Yes but it would have been nice to exchange with Cro who lives already a long long time in France but I do not fit in his blog. Do you know Chloe, who is she ?ReplyDelete
Have a nice evening. Are you a blogger friend of Cro ?
Dear Chloe. You always were, and still are, argumentative, contrary, and insolent. You can change your name but your personality stays the same. You have two options; either be pleasant and comment on the subject matter in question, or simply go and annoy someone else. The choice is yours!Delete
Chloe is a nice name but not mine. I will not continue to comment cause I feel just stupid to be treated this way by a person I do not know and who doesn't know me and got just angry about the manner I write. You have lot of nice people commenting on your blog and speaking all a perfect english as far as I can see this. Keep on going and enjoy your life.Delete
Thank you, and adieu.Delete
The stained glass window is a very generous and a lovely tribute to the LeWarne family. It will be great for your son to trace and/or visit relatives in the area.ReplyDelete
They are mostly gone from Cornwall now, and the old family home is now a B&B. But it'll be fun for him to see old gravestones etc.Delete
Fucking hell cro ..it’s a Ursula festReplyDelete
And the return of the Chloe, or Mia More, whatever she now calls herself. Some people simply cannot be civil!Delete