Notepad on Life

March 25, 2012

Mothers’ Union and an ancient echo as the eagle briefly takes off

Filed under: Church,History — - @ 7:30 pm
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Eras come and go, yet primal human emotion remains a constant.

Having recently watched The Eagle, a story of inconsolable pride and one man’s quest to recover a Roman standard lost in battle, I recognised the signs when it was announced at church this morning that the Mothers’ Union banner appeared to have gone missing.

Wrapped in tweed and stiff perms it might have been but there was no mistaking the steely resolve on show as a phalanx of elderly women suddenly mobilised from all four corners of the ancient building before the service, all of them scurrying off in search of the missing totem with the demeanour of people thisclose to thumping someone.

Mercifully, the banner was discovered in the vicar’s vestry with seconds to spare. I have no doubt blood would have been spilt.

[pic courtesy of hans s]
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