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If you can find it, send me that article about the Girnigoe ghost, and I
will put pressure on David to use it, my copy is boxed up with hundreds of
other articles which are waiting to see the light of day.
----- Original Message -----
From: Niven Sinclair <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: thoughts
> At 07:58 17/07/00 -0700, you wrote:
> >Dear cousins,
> > I was thinking as I awoke this beautiful morning, how fortunate I
> >thank you all again for all your thoughts and prayers. I have never felt
> >really dejected (well maybe a couple of times in the middle of the night
> >that I can hardly remember now) but just have been uplifted by all of
> >concern for my health.
> > Also I think it helped to have a historian's perspective on all of
> >During this time I read about the ill-fated voyage of the Scots to Darien
> >and in "A Dance Called America", the misery of those destitute folks
> >the Clearances was laid out before me. One can only marvel that any of
> >made it at all and then the impact on their health was never over-come,
> >sure. How thankful I am to be alive now when such advances in the
> >field are available. I think it would be good for all to read John
> >Prebble's "The Darien Disaster" or something like it. Remembering the
> >misery of the Pilgrims, the African Slaves, the Jews, the poor people
> >along the way in the jaws of the Crusaders, the many pockets of misery
> >in Africa and SE Asia, the North Koreans, Stalin's massacre of millions
> >Ukranians and others in Siberian camps, etc. What have we to complain
> >if we miss an airplane connection, are slowed down by another driver,
> >bad hair day, or someone on this discussion group riles you?
> > Thank you again, and be gentle with one another, and do have a good
> >for me in Scotland.
> > By the way is there anyone that might have a few extra hours around
> >Sterling Castle? There was something I had wanted to look into while
> There is a ghost at Stirling Castle which has been seen and photographed.
> Alas, the Sinclair Gathering does not go anywhere near Stirling Castle but
> there is a ghost at Girnigoe about which I wrote an article and, if Ian or
> happen to read this, it may be suitable for entry into the special edition
> the "Girnigoe" magazine which is being prepared for the Gathering.
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