EVERY END IS A NEW BEGINNING
“History may be written in the books of the famous – but it is created by the lives of everyday individuals”
THE STORY OF BILL
Every End Is A New Beginning
This post opens the “Book Of Life” on the journey of one of those “everyday” individuals – my father – Bill Pocklington
It is taken from a labor of love undertaken by my mother as she, in her words, tried to write the Story of her beloved Husband.
Why, you ask?
Because she felt that in years to come, as they get older, our Grandchildren would like to know what he was like.
Just then they were so sorry that he had died on the 17th February 2004, and was cremated on Thursday, the 26th February at the Park Wood Crematorium ELLAND, NR. HALIFAX, West Yorkshire, England.
There also are his ashes scattered, amongst the trees in a little Glen. Amongst trees into the earth, both of which we respected, loved and revered. His name was entered into the ‘Book of Remembrance’ and the words
AND WHEN THE EARTH SHALL CLAIM YOUR LIMBS THEN SHALL YOU TRULY DANCE
from ‘The Prophet’
by Kahlil Gibran
were added in the five line Tribute.
This tribute that recognizes that “Every End Is A New Beginning”
Like any story, let’s start at the beginning shall we.
Let’s start our journey through the life of a man signposted by:
- A North Yorkshire Childhood 🙂
- Good Bye Alby – Bill Is Born 🙂
- Falling In Love 🙂
- Marriage 🙂
- Peter’s Arrival 🙂
- Back To Blighty 🙂
- ‘Permanent’ Placement 🙂
- Jobs and Houses 🙂
- Osborne Terrace – The First ‘non-tied’ dwelling 🙂
- Goods Guard Bill 🙂
- Politically Aware and Active 🙂
- Dr. Beeching is dismantling the railway service – what to do? 🙂
- The Corridors of Power 🙂
- Other Pastimes 🙂
- Bill’s Financial Philosophies 🙂
- Odds and Sods 🙂
- 24 Blackwood Hall – A Special Place 🙂
- The Man With A Stroke Who Drove Himself To Hospital 🙂
- Stroke Number Two – Walking Himself Fit 🙂
- What is Happening – The Beginning of the End 🙂
- To Know Or Not To Know? – Dealing with Uncertainty 🙂
- And When The Earth Shall Claim Your Limbs 🙂
This physical life that was a testimony to the principle that “A Life Worth Living Is A Life Worth Documenting” .
A principal that was taught to me in conversations with “Cowboy Joe” Schroeder.
Conversations for which I am, and will remain, eternally grateful.
See you later, as the journey continues…
For myself, I hope that today’s post has, in some way, encouraged you – Dear Reader – to reflect on the life journeys you have and are undertaking.
As well as those undertaken by those who are near and dear to YOU.
You are who you are because of these journeys.
Where is YOUR journey taking you next, I wonder?
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