From Lady Glenconner's memoir of 1918
jpg: Friend of the JSS Gallery
On your site I discovered the wonderful sketch of Edward Wyndham Tennant by JSS and vowed to locate a copy of the memoir his mother Pamela, Lady Glenconner wrote after his tragic death in WWI.
I think the photo you have of Bim Tennant on your site is quite clear. Inside the book are some wonderful gravures of him in a suit and also in his Grenadier uniform. I want to have them removed and framed by a gallery. The book is a former library book so it would not bother me to have the pics removed and framed since it would make a beautiful collage. The book is very sweet and you can almost feel Lady Glenconner's pain as she recalls Bim's childhood and his final days on the battlefield.
Currently, I am reading a
Bim's brother Stephen Tennant called "Serious Pleasures" supposedly
was the beauty of the family but I disagree...he was very effeminate
terribly spoiled whereas Bim was elegant but also masculine and very
beloved by all who knew him during his short life. I guess losing a
at 19 in Vietnam drew me to Bim's story.
Date: Apr 6, 2006
Bim's death a private who had served with him wrote to Lady Glenconner
When things were at their worst /
He would pass up and down the trench cheering the men /
And it was a treat to see his face always smiling /
When danger was greatest his smile was loveliest /