Monthly Archives: December 2014

“EVERY PIECE OF MUSIC WE HAVE HEARD IN OUR LIVES IS A MIRACLE” – PLACIDO DOMINGO ……………. “MUSIC TAKES YOU SOMEWHERE ELSE. I DON’T KNOW WHERE IT IS BUT IT’S VERY NICE.” – SISSEL


Listen to the comments as well as the music .presented  here by two wonderful singers.

Intermezzo, Cavalleria rusticana, by Mascagni

Merry Christmas to all.

P.S.  I just recalled that as a 12 year old, I was playing this piece with my school orchestra in Queens Cross Church,Glasgow, Scotland, when the E string of my violin snapped.  Such embarrassment but obviously such emotion in my playing!.

ANN (HECKIE) MCKINNON – NOTING HER PASSING FROM THIS WORLD DECEMBER 3 2014


AnnHeckie McKinnon
This is a photograph I took of Ann about eight years ago at a favorite venue for Glaswegians,  the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. I will add to this post as thoughts come to mind.  I invite others who knew Ann to contribute in the Comments box below. 
Ann was a Glasgow (Scotland) girl and was educated at Garnetbank School and Woodside Senior Secondary School in that city.
Accompanying her then husband, businessman James McKinnon (knighted some years after their divorce) on his travels, she Concorded and otherwise traversed the globe, making many friends as she went (In a sense like her maternal uncle, Adam MacKay who ended his journeys in India where he not only made friends, but was Principal of the Bombay Scottish School from 1927 to 1947).
Despite a seemingly glamorous life, tragedy shadowed Ann. Her marriage ended unhappily and unpleasantly. She lost her only child, a son. She contracted a mysterious disease while on yet another flight, which plagued her for the rest of her life.
Ann lived alone for her last years. I tried to persuade her to move into sheltered housing which would have given her some security. But she was somehow unable to face such a move.
And so she died as the result of a fall in her home.
Condolences to her family and to her other friends.

GET WITH IT – GET RADIO DELUXE


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