Wednesday, September 30, 2009


The photo was taken in Sutton Park, initially a 2,400-acre game preserve established by King Henry VIII. For a time in the 1970's, while living a short distance from the park, I regularly walked there with my small five year-old son along with many other residents of Sutton Coldfield. Re-visiting the park in 1997 brought back many precious memories. One particularly vivid memory is of a walk in the park soon after our arrival in England. Being newcomers, we neglected to bring an umbrella. Soon it started to rain heavily. I grabbed his hand, and the two of us ran, laughing uproariously until we reached our car thoroughly drenched.

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