Address at Eaglesfield Church – 13 September 2015

Sky Pilot

This was delivered in what is traditionally the “Children’s slot” in the Sunday Service. I was, however, told by the Minister that there would be no children present; she suggested an “Adults’ Address” (the Sermon was later in the Order of Service)  So it’s a curious creature this one – a bit of a “dog’s dinner” (and that’s how I introduced it…….

I travel abroad four or five times a year – and, inevitably, forget to take a hat.

In Italy earlier this year, a particular baseball cap took my fancy.

The logo was simply “Italia 1871”

I don’t speak Italian – English is sometimes a struggle too! – but with pointing and gesturing and miming, the guy who ran the stall told me 8 Euros – a bargain….. but what was this “1871”?

More awkward communication or lack of it…. then the proverbial penny, or should that be “cent”?…

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