John Innes has forwarded the following update for Blunderbuss. We commend the quotation he used at the 2013 Reunion Lunch, which appears at the end of this piece.
“Rev'd John Innes (part-
I still live in Upper Hale, My retirement is an active one -
Some of you may remember members of the family. Jill is coping courageously with Multiple Sclerosis and is in a nursing home, but comes home at week-
Various tasks involve new reading and study which seems to be good for the mind, which in turn seems to be good for general health. I recommend it!”
John Innes led prayers before we sat down for lunch at the 2013 Reunion. He made special reference to the passing of Stanley and Matthew Owen, and he has kindly provided further details of the quotation he read before the lunchtime reunion:
Maximos starts with a quote from the Apocrypha:
"A faithful friend is a strong defence" (Ecclesiasticus 6;14), and then continues:
"for when things are going well with you, he is a good counsellor and sympathetic collaborator, while when things are going badly, he is the truest of helpers and a most compassionate supporter".
(Maximos the Confessor (580-
John Innes, Mike Mehta and Jill Goddard at the 110th Anniversary of FGGS