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From: "George Pritchard" <>
Subject: Re: [CON] Cornish characters/nicknames
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 21:24:18 -0000
Love it !
Your Aunt Maud sounds impressive : the kind of figure the Cornish term
I empathise with the size although I HAVE THE HEIGHT NOT THE GIRTH AS YET.
Anyway, who says their behaviour was eccentric ?
>> I have a postcard from Sarah Jane to her sister Maud it says simply
> 'the duchess will be arriving at 2pm Camborne station please meet her'
Sarah Jane is referring to herself!
> Sarah was sent to Paris by a benefactor who she never knew, came back to
Troon and alighted from the carriage showed her ankles and wrists in the
best Paris fashion.
> Sarah cut slits in her father's bowler hat, threaded it with yellow ribbon
and went to church.
> When Sarah (who died of TB) was bedridden her doctor was supposedly in
love with her, so she knitted him PURPLE socks and he wore them with pride!!
> She was 22 stone and about 5ft 10ins but in her youth she was beautiful.
> Where did they get this eccentric behaviour from I wonder.