Final farewell

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was produced by the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk based in the Statistical Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. The aim was to help improve the way that uncertainty and risk are discussed in society, and show how probability and statistics can be both useful and entertaining.

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My wife & I went on holiday in Scotland in June 2021. We planned to tour the West & North coast for 1 week & spend 1 week on Orkney mainland staying in Stromness. It was my wife Ann's intention to scatter her father Tony's ashes on a Scottish mountain during our trip as he was a great lover of the mountains & had climbed almost all the Munros. We picked a suitable location & on Saturday June the 12th as we were driving there, listening to Record Review on radio 3, they played the Cavatina from Beethoven's string quartet opus 130 & the music finished exactly as we drove into the car park at the foot of the mountain before our ascent. We were stunned as that transcendent piece of music was the one that was played at Tony's funeral. On our return home we drove from the airport on Friday 25th June, again listening to radio 3 Peter Maxwell Davies' Farewell to Stromness played, it's final chord sounded as we entered our driveway at home. I watched the repeat of the TV programme on chance & coincidence last night, July 14th, & felt moved to share the above which to us really fell into the category of 'more things in heaven and earth...'
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Date submitted:Thu, 15 Jul 2021 08:24:39 +0000Coincidence ID:11412