I admire your command of the English
Language. I don`t have it, but I appreciate it in others.
I have lived in Saskatoon,SK Canada for
A page on the website will have all the
information I have so far, on my Sinclair`s. (next week)
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Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 1999 12:08
Subject: RE: Dalmally
only wish I had the words to truly capture the magnificent beauty of
Scotland. If she was a woman I would be first in line to admire
not only her beauty but her dignity and strength as
I visiting my gran this trip she told me that a Robert Sinclair son of
Archibald and Harriet (nee Laing) had two sons who are living in
Perthshire. Previously I had thought that Robert had died without
children. I haven't yet searched for them but may try so that I could
make some contact on my trip over this summer.
have only been to Perth when I was a young girl. Have to see if I can
ask my mother for some pictures to jog my memory about where we went and what
are you located now?
a wonderful day.
Princeton, NJ but Forever Argyll
Its awesome to read your description of
Dalmally and area. I closed my eyes, and I could smell and feel the
My Sinclair`s came from Perthshire, which I
know nothing about yet.
Ken W Sinclair
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Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 1999 7:39 AM
>Hi Donald and Friends -
Church is beautiful. The square shaped clock tower with
>attached octagonal church is very unusual but beautifully
positioned on its
>small rise of land.
>My gran and I
parked in the parking lot of the church and had a wonderful
Scotch broth and soft rolls in the car as we watched the sheep in
adjourning field. After lunch I scrambled up the hill and through
>gate in the stone wall to enter the cemetery. I only walked
through the old
>section - closest to the church.
first impression of the church and cemetery is difficult to
>Immediately I felt overwhelming excitement and yet even
more pronounced was
>the deep sense of peace or balance that washed
over me. Somehow I knew I
>had "come home."
air in Dalmally, to quote my gran, "is sweet" and combined with the
>Scottish mist that was falling created an almost theatrical
>February is a wonderful time to visit the Highlands if
you are interested in
>capturing a feeling of what it might have been
like years past. The stark
>form of the bare trees against the
low hanging gray sky, the intense green
>of the grass, the mounds of
rust colored dead bracken and everything around
>you water logged all
combine with the beautiful clear air. Time stops.
are overcome with the rugged beauty of the land. I wanted
>taste the rain, listen to the "squish" of my shoes in the soft
>the moss covered stones, fill my lungs to capacity with
the fresh cool air
>and photograph all that I saw and do this all
>Dalmally Church and cemetery is beautifully
kept. Dunoon cemetery struggles
>with an outrageous level of
vandalism (and an apparent apathy to it.) There
>was no evidence
of such a problem in Dalmally.
>The high gloss red double door
is very welcoming.
>Donald, all the stones in the old section
face East - do you know why? I
>have heard tales of "The Gates
of Heaven always being open in the East."
>Some stones would be easier
to view if they were inscribed on the other
>side. It is
difficult to squeeze between the stone and the side of the
when the stone is 6 inches from the building to read the
>So there must be a very important reason for
>For anyone visiting Scotland - Argyll is worth the
visit. I thoroughly
>enjoyed the Loch Awe area. Kilchurn
Castle, at times described as gloomy,
>has become my favorite piece of
real estate. It is currently up for sale -
>asking price - bids
over 150,000 pounds. Worth every penny as far as I
>concerned. A group of Germans were looking at it while I was
>Wordsworth was also impress with Kilchurn and wrote the
> "Child of a loud-throated war, the mountain
> Roars in thy hearing; but thy hour of rest
> Is come,
and thou art silent in thy age,
> Save when the winds sweep
>Personally I think Kilchurn and Loch Awe deserve a
little more exciting
>poetry - but hey I'm not
>Time to get on.
>Have a great
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