Friday, May 26, 2006


"Halsall" is my stepfather's name, but I have born it all my life, and am proud to have done so. I loved my biological father, but I think it is is important to step up and proclaim that stepparents can be magnificent. Even today, when I feel really bad, I call "Bill". Frankly I'd be happy to call him "Dad", but "Bill" is the name ouf our history together. 15 years after my mum's death, I still feel I have a family because of Bill.

And Halsall is a good name. The attached picture is of Halsall Parish Church, one of the oldest in England. In fact my godson, Nicholas Porter was christened there. The place is in the Domesday Book - it means "on the edge of the marsh" ( "ouse-shale" ).

1 comment:

Steve Muhlberger said...

Are you related to the other medievalist Halsall?