CHAPTER CHATTER

The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Paul E. Bombardier,  Editor
   December, 2019
Clan Ewing in Scotland.  The Rest of The Story.
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In late August, Lew Ewing and his family, including his son Mike, daughter in law Brenda, and grandson Kyle travelled to Dunoon, Scotland for the 1st international “Clan Ewing Gathering”. Shown above with the family is “Clan Ewing” Commander John Thor Ewing, his title bestowed upon him by the government of Great Britain.

The major highlight of the trip was the opportunity to visit the site of an old Ewing Castle located on the west coast of Scotland, near Kilfinan that dates back to the early 13th century. The Castle no longer exists, but was located overlooking “Lock Fyne”, where was held a brief ceremony, remembering and honoring our ancestors.

Another highlight of the trip was seeing athletes from all over the world  participating in the 125th annual “Cowal Scottish Highland” games where very large men threw various things including a huge rock and a 145 lb. 25 foot  telephone pole. Also

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of interest to Mike, Kyle and Lew was passing two days at St Andrews, Scotland, the “Home of GOLF”. After inquiring about playing golf there, they were told that reservations are made a year in advance.

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All in all, despite the fact that it rained just about every day, our trip to Scotland was a great experience as we had the great opportunity to meet some of our Ewing “cousins” and to see another part of  the world, which is beautiful, but not as beautiful as our own Shenandoah Valley.

Thanks to Lew Ewing for submitting this great story of their trip to Scotland.