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Subject: [Leica] Nathan's PAD 1/3/2013: St David's Day
From: Frank.Dernie at (Frank Dernie)
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2013 09:12:19 +0000
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Well I am not Welsh Ted, but my daughter did her PhD at the University of 
Wales School of Ocean Sciences and liked it so much that she never came 
back! That was 13 years ago, she got married locally and now has 2 Welsh 
born sons. She has to be able to speak welsh at work, and the language in 
schools is Welsh.
Where she lives is very beautiful.
When I visit I walk her dogs down to the beach, which is on the Menai 
Strait. I have been taking a panorama of the view of the mountains across 
the straight every day I am there for quite a while now.
Most are a bit grey, but there have been some spectacular ones.
My wife conducts a Welsh Male Voice Choir too.
So whilst we are an English/Scottish couple our ties to Wales are very 
Frank D

On 1 Mar, 2013, at 20:43, tedgrant at wrote:

> Nathan Wajsman OFFERED:
> Subject: [Leica] Nathan's PAD 1/3/2013: St David's Day
>> Until last week I had no idea what St David's Day is. Now I know that it 
>> is the Welsh national day, and it just so happens that I have a daughter 
>> studying in Cardiff and a lovely colleague from Cardiff at the office. 
>> So, this morning, Katie and I posed for the occasion:
> Hi Nathan,
> And indeed it is lad! :-)   My mother was Welsh, immigrated to Canada 
> about 86 years ago. So all things Welsh were taught and church attended in 
> and about our home in Welsh.
> The first ownership  of a company I was part of with a couple of fellow 
> photographers was opened on Saint David's Day 1959 because it was supposed 
> to bring us "GOOD LUCK!" according to my Mom! :-) I don't know about the 
> other lads, as I left and started my own company Mar 1 1964 and never 
> looked back given all the assignments I was fortunate enough to receive 
> during the future.
> In my youth during WW2 when I joined the 48th Highlander Regiment of 
> Canada and started wearing a kilt my Mom was shocked.. However our formal 
> last name "Grant" is Scottish so my Dad was very pleased as long as I 
> didn't get sent off to that "DAMN WAR!" He having served in WW 1 with no 
> affections towards anything concerning war of any kind.
> So if we have any other "Taffies" out there in LUGLAND? Here's wishing you 
> all a great day! Oh by the way, the flower of the day is the "Daffodil!"
> cheers,
> Dr. ted
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