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Re: Little Saint
At 21:55 21/06/99 +0100, you wrote:
>The village idiot you will never be. From the twinkle of you pen I feel you
>may not be the village saint. I put my hand in the fire for you
>In Trinidad from the day of Darien to the setting of the Union flag beding
>the local talent was expected of young men. Scots lads of gentle breeding
>watched the cane fields from towers all around the Island. My father James,
>they called him boy D'Amor and my Uncles Charles and Donalbain did the best
>they could to help extend the clan. No matter how hard I tried,
>unfortunatly "masa dey done" when I returned from Glenamond and I was unable
>to spread the good Scots blood. When I married at 29 I could never convince
>my bonny bride of my duty. (Some people have no feeling for tradition)
>I do have some interesting allsorts relations however.
Strange that you should head your e-mail "Little saint" because that is
exactly what "Niven"
means in Gaelic which, of course, my parents expected me to be but, in
which hope, I was
destined to disappoint them.
Seldom can anyone have been given a name in such direct contradictionto to
their nature. My
domine (Scottish headmaster) once said; "Thank God, there is a war on
because if there hadn't been you
would have created one".
I was deeply hurt.
And, yet, I can sign myself.........
The Little Saint St Clair
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Niven Sinclair <email@example.com>
>Sent: Monday, June 21, 1999 8:54 PM
>Subject: Re: African Mistresses
>> At 11:34 21/06/99 -0400, you wrote:
>> >Good point, but there are probably many more who were sired by St. Clairs
>> >who will never be known to us because they took other names. It was and
>> >is a sad, sad history. The St. Clairs of my ancestory had distinctive
>> >features which I have seen on the faces of some African Americans. I have
>> >often been tempted to approach them and ask about their heritage. We
>> >cousins, after all. Lucky for them and me the features are attractive.
>> >then, aren't all St. Clairs-Sinclairs beautiful people??? Great sense of
>> >humor too. And, oh yes, let's not forget modest.
>> Good point, you say.
>> On a visit to Normandy, I saw someone who had all the fine physical
>> attributes of a
>> St Clair so I tried to introduce myself in faltering French.
>> He was the village idiot.
>> My friends (somewhat unkindly) said: "Two of a kind"
>> Niven Sinclair
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