Jan and Cora Gordon: Connections across Time
Two of the three I knew only briefly, these being my grandfather, Ashley Smith, and my Aunt Pamela. The third, my father I had the pleasure of knowing for forty years.
Ashley with his wife Doris (a journalist and author) had been a good friend to Jan and Cora since WW1 days. Their friendship seemed to have faded in the 1930s, with no more mentions of the Gordons in Ashley's diaries after 1932 and no mentions in Ashley's later writings. Here is a painting by Jan Gordon of Ashley Smith: