1.When I left home in 1972 to go to Theological College (Seminary), my Mum gave me a lovely mug for my frequent mugs of coffee. It's a very pretty mug and I am glad that I still have it - 38 years on.
2. As a Seminarian, I spent nine weeks in the summer of 1975 helping to lead Vacation Church Schools in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, U.S.A. That summer
3. When I came to the U.S.A. in 1976 to be Deacon (and then Priest) in charge at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Fitchburg, MA, Bishop Alexander Stewart provided me with a gold coloured V.W. "Beetle". A few years later my Aunt Irene visited from England, and she gave me a toy V.W. I still have it!
4. Penne decided to get in on the act when I was photographing the mug, 'bus, and car!