Tuesday, 23 February 2016
A Thought for Lent
Learning the St Matthew Passion bass solos has reminded me of Royal Marine Stacks's granny. She was a church organist until Devotions one Easter.
She played a hymn every hour, on the hour. The church was directly opposite the Dog and Feathers. Between hymns she went over to the pub for gin. Before"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross", Stacks had to half carry her up in the organ loft. He told me:
'After "There is a Green Hill", chick, we left her up there to sleep it off. She beer-snored right through Easter Saturday and well into the Resurrection.'