Thole – tolerance and forbearance, as towards other people’s feelings and points of view; to endure, put up with, suffer or tolerate; a pin, typically one of a pair, fitted to the gunwale of a rowing boat and on which an oar pivots.
Lucy Hone did a lot of work on resilience after the Canterbury earthquakes.
A few years later her daughter, her daughter’s best friend and her mother, who was also Lucy’s friend, were killed in a car crash.
Lucy used both experiences to help other people with big challenges.
Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. – Albert Einstein