|Aug.2011, email from GlescaPal
William Neilly (glesca artist)
Webmaister, It was great meeting you and some of the other
GlescaPals in person at Eddie's 60th Birthday Bash. It's good to be
able to put a face to a name. I was delighted to have also met Jim
Morrison whose sister Dorcas was in my class at Springfield Primary
School. Dorcas has contacted me through Jim and has provided some
names and amendments to the persons in our school photo -
Springfield Primary 1957, Primary 5.
I would be very pleased if you could make the following changes on
the GlescaPals School Webpage.
Front Row: 4. Robert Cookman (not Robert Gordon) 5. Douglas
Wallace (not David Wallace).
2nd Row: 3. Ann Graham. 4. Dorcas Morrison (not Doris Morrison)
5. Janice McGarr 7. Christine Speirs 11. Jean Turner
12. Pearl Bradley 13. Christine Connell
3rd Row: 2. Ellen Miller 7. a traveller 9. Wilma McColl 10. Fay
Jim mentioned that Dorcas was a biblical name. Dorcas, in Greek
means "a deer", and she is mentioned in Acts 9: verses 36-42.
Dorcas, also known as Tabitha, was a garment maker who lived in
Joppa and spent all her time doing good deeds and helping the poor.
She became very ill and died. The disciple Peter who was visiting
nearby Lydda was brought to Dorcas. He prayed for her and brought
Dorcas back to life. The news about this spread all over Joppa and
many people believed in the Lord.
Kind regards, glesca artist