This remembrance day I thought quite a bit about my great grandfather, Walter John Thomson. He played the bagpipes into brutal battle in WW1 France. Apparently the fighting was so awful, he signed my grandfather up as essential farm labour at the beginning of WW2. My grandfather did not speak to him for several years because of this, but likely saved his life! Today I wore British, Canadian and American poppies, as well as a vintage thistle pin.