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Bright omen?

Here’s another picture from the photo section of the May 5 1933 edition of the Toronto Daily Star:

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In Britain, black cats are considered good luck if they walk toward you. However, this cat was not a bright omen for the newly wedded Barings: a search revealed that Francis Baring passed away in 1940 from wounds sustained in the retreat from Dunkirk.

His widow, now called Rose Baring, was appointed a Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II. She passed away in 1993.

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