Saturday, January 20, 2007

Welcome Kathleen Scott (Mrs. Robert Falcon Scott)

"Dearest ... cherish no sentimental rubbish about remarriage - when the right man comes to help you in life you ought to be your happy self again. I hope I shall be a good memory; certainly the end is nothing for you to be ashamed of and I like to think that the boy will have a good start in parentage of which he may be proud."

--Robert Falcon Scott

Good Mourning Widows. Joy to you and me.

Today we welcome famous widow Kathleen Scott wife of famous British Explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott who didn't return from the North Pole to our JOY-ful club. That's right Widows, the club nobody wants to JOY-n!

Kathleen read the words her husband penned after he died:

"Dear it is not easy to write because of the cold - 70 degrees below zero and nothing but the shelter of our tent - you know I have loved you, you know my thoughts must have constantly dwelt on you and oh dear me you must know that quite the worst aspect of this situation is the thought that I shall not see you again."

"The inevitable must be faced."

"Kathleen Scott remarried politician Edward Hilton Young in 1922 and became Baroness Kennet when he was ennobled in 1935. She died in 1947."

Mourning Joy:

Q: What clothing does a house wear?

A: Address

Mourning Quote:

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief..and unspeakable love." --Washington Irving

After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen. Write something.

Go ahead. I dare you.

Have a joy-filled day Widows. And remember, we're not alone.


1 comment:

  1. Linda,

    Wow! What wonderful last words he penned to his wife. And I'm glad she was able to find happiness once again with a second marriage.

    Thanks for sharing. Your posts are also a sort of short history lesson each day. :)

    Suzanne Lieurance
    The Working Writer's Coach


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