Dorothy Cummings McLean
Dorothy Cummings McLean is a Canadian writer living abroad and the author of two books, Ceremony of Innocence and Seraphic Singles.
“Can we go on the Latin Mass Society’s pilgrimage to York Minster?” he wheedled.
York Minster, rebuilt from 1080 to 1472, is in York, 258 kilometres away from Edinburgh.
“Do we have to walk?” I inquired suspiciously.
“We can take the train,” said Mark. “I’m looking for tickets on the Internet.”
“I think this Lent we’ll give up meat,” I mused.
My husband, the super-traditionalist formerly Episcopalian convert, looked unhappy. Scotland is a meat-and-potatoes society, its diet consisting chiefly of meat, potatoes and distilled essence of grain.
“We can have fish, though, right?” he enquired.
“Sure,” I said. “We can have anything my grandparents would have had before 1963.”