Day 21 – Keswick to Glasgow

Nice weather today.  Their first stop was in Gretna Green where she “married the blacksmith,”  whom she found very funny.  Beautiful rolling hills, animals – horses, cats, dogs, cows.  Fairly good lunch at Dumfries.  Saw Burns Mausoleum.  Tea at Ayr-Station Hotel  Saw Robert Burns birthplace. Saw Loch Doon.  Found the monument to Burns entirely out of keeping.  Very attractive gardens, more natural than English gardens.  In general the Scotch scenery is more natural than the English and less neat, but the cities and houses look dirtierIn Scotland – and the children appear healthier.

She notes that Glasgow is a large busy city with fine .golf links on the edge. Stayed at the St. Enoch Hotel.  She noted many men hanging about the street corners.  Went window shopping, ate candy, laughed – and people stared at the 3 of them (my mother, Lib, and Lois).

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Ayr-Station Hotel

 

 

 

Mrs Dalloway

IMG_5407Mrs Dalloway, written by Virginia Woolf in the early 1920’s.  I can’t help but compass this cover with the photo of my mother Dorothy and her sister Elizabeth (Libby).  The sisters were traveling in England and Scotland in 1934.

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