Letters of love
Writer’s praise for her ‘Dearest Scotland’
As a non-profit initiative all proceeds from future publications will be donated to new and existing literacy projects and initiatives in Scotland. In her contribution, Dorothy wrote: Dearest Scotland, Hello there! I love you, I really do. I love the sun that shines down on me in this beautiful country. I love the refreshing rain and all the seasons in one day. I loved the happiness and sheer joy of Glasgow, the friendly city, during the Commonwealth Games.
I love the way I have great conversations with complete strangers at bus stops and never know their names though we’ve exchanged life stories.
I love the way we all pulled together during that terrible winter of 2010 when I was recovering from an operation and had just lost my precious mum whom I looked after for 20 years, that two complete strangers walked with me to the health centre and back so I could get my stitches out and a woman stopped her car in the middle of the road and got out to help me over a mound of snow to get back into the house.
I love the fact that we remember 70 years on and 100 years on those who fought in two world wars. Now there were brave Scots for you -trials and tribulations we will never know.
I am overwhelmed with admiration and love for them and thanks for the life that we live now. Especially for my grandpa Valentine Connor who served in the First World War and my dad Jack Connor who was with the Forgotten Army in Burma during the Second World War.
I love today’s children and young people who have the whole world to discover and are full of enthusiasm and joy in life.
Dearest Scotland and everyone in it - I love you.