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Having watched Richard Burton

March 23rd, 2016 ·No Comments

I decided to look at something on YouTube and wound up watching most of a documentary about Richard Burton. I am now feeling not only lackluster, but just plain lacking. However,  I have no beer to cry in and that works out well since it is no use crying over spilt milk. Even I am shaking my head at that last sentence.

I learned many things that I did not have the slightest idea about concerning Mr. Burton. I also found out that Robert Hardy who played the older veterinarian on All the Things Great and Small was in a class at Oxford with him when they were both starting out. To be more accurate, although it was a program at Oxford, it was something special that also involved the RAF and Burton’s training as a navigator. I’m obviously confused about what I heard, so I will look it up later. However, the fact remains that My Dear Siegfreid and Richard Burton were beginners together.

There were 13 children in the Burton (which was actually Jenkins) family, 11 of whom survived infancy. Richard was next to the last and was two when he mother died following the birth of his younger brother.  He was raised by a sister and her husband and some of his siblings were interviewed in the documentary.

The alarm to remind me of a task is soon to go off and I’ll just go off myself here.

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