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Sunday, February 27, 2005

3rd March.

As in every year, the 3rd of March recalls particular events to mr. le Marquis. Normally he has always given invitations to close friends to share a meal on this day, but this tradition has died the death of all traditions- indifference.
This is the first year that mr. le Marquis has access to the Internet, and he therefore uses it to recall the events of this date, 12 years ago.
After this posting, and the surrounding necessities, mr. le Marquis will suspend activities until the 4th March.

My wife was born in Keighley, Yorkshire on the 7th March 1947.
She passed a relatively normal life of the period, until after her school studies, when she had the choice of University or vocation.
She chose vocation, and was asked by her training hospital, Guy's Hospital, London, to prove her independancy capabilities, by spending a period of 6 months abroad, away from her family, friends and other supporting elements.
This was normal practice at the time, Guy's Hospital wishing to recruite the absolutely best, and most reliable and capable material possible.
She was sent abroad, by her parents (who, being of a religious background, had found help within their own circles), to spend 6 months as a 'help-out' with the Salvation Army Military Canteen Services (called familiarly "the Sally-Bash" by the soldiers).
During this period, she made the acquaintance of a Soldier, serving normally in France and Germany, mr. le Marquis. This was to have far reaching consequences!
Some time later, mr. le Marquis made a rare visit to his parents, in London, and was informed that 3 young Guy's Nurse Trainees had been invited to share the evening meal.
Mr. le Marquis had, effectively, no plans to spend the evening with his parents, but from politeness, he stayed, and found himself confronted by 3 young ladies, from all parts of the UK, one of whom he knew - From the Salvation Army Canteen in Germany!!

They were married in 1969 at Wandsworth Town Hall, a second of the 3 young ladies was the "Best man" to mr. le Marquis, the third was "chief Bridesmaid" - the whole lot was done quickly, with little ceremony, no family, the reception was a half bottle of red Martini (finances were difficult), Mr. le Marquis was due back on service in France/Germany, and his new wife due on duty , as a now qualified S.R.N, and Guy's qualified nurse.(The latter taking one year longer than the State's qualification!)

They stayed together for some 25 years.

The death of my wife was effectively my own departure as well, but I apparantly am obliged to stay longer than I had believed or wished.

Wife, compagnion, best friend, with-traveller - Thank you.


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