Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori.

On the anniversary of the end of World War 1 we remember with love the Scottings who died. They believed they served in the “War to end all wars”.

Sadly not true.

Rest in peace.

John William Scotting (1881-1915)

Wilfred Henry Scotting 1893-1915

Frederick William Scotting (1897-1917)

Robert Scotting, (1887-1917)

But someone still was yelling out and stumbling,
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime.
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est
Pro patria mori.

Wilfred Owen

Happy Birthday Colin Scotting! 80 today

Colin Scotting Born in Doncaster in 1935 is 80 today!

Congratulations dad, looking forward to the party.

Whilst we are waiting here’s a few facts.

Did his National Service in the RAF as a Batman.

Studied at Cliff College, bible school.

Worked as-Bus conductor, Electrician’s apprentice, Wages Clerk, Church Caretaker, Bookshop owner.

Hobbies-Football referee, Methodist Lay Preacher, Trains, trains, trains, Scout Leader, Youth Club leader, trains,.

Lived-Doncaster, Bridlington, Liverpool, Bedford, Liverpool

Most importantly!

Husband to Mavis since 1959

Father to Janette, Christopher and Suzanne

Grandfather to Victoria, Zak, Charlotte, Ross, Tommy, Lily, Antonina and Gabriella.

And in September Great Grandfather

Keep taking those statins and you will soon look like this again 🙂