A year later than expected, Whitley WI and Dutton WI finally got ‘together’ to enjoy what is traditionally a biennial joint meeting. It was good to see the familiar faces of our near-neighbour WI, even if it was in the boxes of a Zoom Screen.
Our speaker Rina Tillinger usually accompanies holiday makers on various cruise ships. For our meeting she had found herself ‘land locked’ in Germany. This made no difference as it seemed her broadband was better than the members sometimes unreliable local ones.

When back on dry land, Rina enjoys spending time on one of her hobbies. It is to some a strange one, but one of major interest to her. She has explored many graveyards in Cheshire (and other areas) in search of unusual and unforgettable inscriptions and epitaphs on gravestones; All carved in stone for prosperity.
Her interest and enthusiasm has been recorded in one of her books that can be purchased on Amazon and other outlets. The causes of many deaths are so tragic: one was a mother of 33 children, others died from a lightning strike, a shipwreck, gunshots, explosions and many illnesses.
Rina pieces together stories of the lives that have been lived, and in a humorous and heart-warming manner tells their tales.
Thanks for this meeting must go to Presidents, Chris, and Margaret as well as to Melanie who very competently controlled all members with the technology of Zoom.

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