Off to War

Frank and Willie Neat enjoy a music-hall performance, and enlist in the Seaforth Highlanders London, January, 1915.      “Isn’t it exciting, Willie? Aren’t you glad you came along?” declared Frank Neat, rubbing his hands together with glee.      William nodded as he watched the Highland band march down Croydon High Street, bagpipes wailing and kilts…

The Parting Gift

Two old friends share some final moments together          “He’s my pride and joy, Mary,” said Kate Neat. “I love him dearly, and I’m sorry that the time I have left for him is so short.”      Mary Wairing nodded sympathetically.      “I’m also sorry that I’ve so little to leave him,” continued Kate regretfully.…