Tears

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During a recent trip to a local church on a rather wet and windy day, I noticed that the rain was working it’s way through slight gaps in the stained glass window at the south of the church tower and dripping on the war memorial beneath the window – to all intents and purposes, the drops looked like tears rolling down the stone.

The stone slab commemorates those who died during World War II,while the window carries a memorial to those who died in the First.  I see many local War memorials, installed to remember those parishioners who lost their lives during the two conflicts, but I seldom see the name of a woman – in this case that of Sister Eveline Mary Hodgson, who was a nurse – who died during the First World War.

—-Stephen—