Thursday, February 19, 2009
Mrs 2CV67 is Scottish
Mrs 2CV67 is Scottish.
Everything else is incidental.
This is her in the '50s in Milngavie (pronounce mill-guy), Greater Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, GB, UK, Europe – but NOT ENGLAND!
She is second from the left.
Keen observers will note she is one of 4 sisters standing on a bench.
Subsequent observers have noted that whenever the 4 sisters meet (rarely as they are now scattered over the globe) then they frantically search for the nearest bench & leap onto it.
We have never discovered the roots of this obviously Pavlovian response & can only imagine the dour bushy-'browed forebear, cracking his sporran & glowering until they leapt up in chronological order & perfect spacing, when they might get a spoonful of salty porridge if they got it right (or 2 spoonfuls if they got it wrong?).
"Mrs 2CV67" being something of a mouthfull, I am going to call her DS in future.
This is a double "clin d'oeil" (nod & wink) at Citroen, who simultaneously produced the agricultural 2CV and the ethereal, beautiful, way-ahead-of-its-time DS.
The name DS was a pun itself of course, as in French the 2 letters DS are pronounced day-ess which sounds just like déesse = goddess.
So I hope I don't get too many complaints about that from the kitchen sink.
After Milngavie, DS studied at St Andrews, then worked at Canvas Holidays in Welwyn Garden City, met me, emigrated to Strasbourg, worked for Adidas in Landersheim, had lots of children & lived happily ever after!
No doubt she will appear frequently in these musings, though she does not enthuse much about cars, flying, PCs, Ubuntu or other important stuff.
Parting thot: "Lord, give me the courage to change the things which can & should be changed, the serenity to accept the things which cannot be changed, ....and the wisdom to tell the difference." – St Francis of Assisi