|J.M. Barrie monument in Kirriemuir|
Saturday – August 18, 2012
We’re in the picturesque town of Kirriemuir in Angus. What an absolutely beautiful village! We’re hear visiting our good friends Malcolm and Christine Rooney. Malcolm serves as the pastor of the Kirriemuir Old Parish Church in the middle of this town famous for J.M. Barrie (the author of Peter Pan). The Rooneys visited Michigan this past spring and we were blessed to have them speak at The Peoples Church. This was their second trip to Michigan, having previously done a pulpit swap with the First Presbyterian Church of Brighton, MI (my hometown and home church). We got to know the Rooneys years ago through my mother who was part of this church relationship and has stayed in Kirriemuir herself in the past.
In addition to the Rooneys, we spent a great afternoon and evening with other friends of our family – Margaret, Graham and Elaine Henderson. The Hendersons took us all around the Glens as we searched for Bryce’s favorite things in Scotland – hairy cows.
Highland cattle are quite a site if you haven’t had the privilege. The kids keep trying to sound local by asking about the “arry coos.” It sounds passable for the northern lowlands of Scotland…or like something out of the mouth of Groundskeeper Willie.