It was a very small wedding, held in the Ferries’ front room. Banns had been published within a week of Frank’s proposal, and the ring was back in Edinburgh, getting engraved – “R. S. and M. F., 20-6-1920.” The local minister officiated. Jimmy witnessed for Frank, and Daisy for Margaret. After the ceremony, Margaret took off the ring to read the inscription.
“Aye. My full name is Robert Funkie Thomson Sharp. I used ‘R’ because I will take back my name. One day.”
“Dinnae ye hae a brother Robbie?”
“Aye. My da registered my birth after a trip to the pub. He was always very fond of the name Robert.”
Margaret laughed. “Well, ah’ll aw ways ken ye as Frank.”
Frank lifted a glass of scotch. “Tae mah wee wifey – Margaret Sharp.”
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