A Note From the Road:Bridal Veil Falls at Seven Falls

Dear Henry,

I love stories where etiquette foils the enemy.  Like the Angels of Bataan and Corregidor, who forced the enemy guards to spend their entire inspection times bobbing up and down because they would stand just far enough apart that etiquette demanded a re-bow.

In these stories, I have found many heroes. And after reading about the WWII occupation of the British Isle of Sark, I have found a new hero in Dame Sibyl Hathaway.

The Isle of Sark is one of the channel islands, and therefore one of the first grabs of Nazi occupation.  Dame Sibyl Hathway did an admirable job of taking care of her subjects during the occupation of the island from 1941 to 1945. 

Almost all of the protection she offered was done by behaving like an aristocrat, demanding the occupying soldiers treat her like an aristocrat and adhere to that etiquette and style.

Dame Sibyl Hathaway, my new hero.

xoxo a.d.


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