FROM THE KING'S OTHER SPEECH
It was the end of 1939 as uncertainty and gloom cloaked England. Chamberlain was Prime Minister and Hitler's madness loomed. There was fear. It was a somber holiday period going into the new decade.
King George VI included these words in his broadcast to the people.
"I said to the man at the gate of the year-'give me light that I may tread safely into the unknown.' And he replied, 'Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way'...May that Almighty Hand guide and uphold us all."
VIEW FROM A VILLAGE
Friends had gathered north of the village, within sight of the castle, near the bay at their favorite Friday alfresco cafe.
"See you in the new year, someone said as they prepared to depart."
One of the party, a wise lady said "It will just be another day."
Wherever your trail passes on your series of "another day,"
we wish you light and breeze. May peace accompany you. Enjoy the path.
'...And there's a hand my trusty friend!
And give us a hand o' thine!
And we'll take a right good-will
for auld lang syne.