Comes from a family with a long history of notable
achievements. Mary's ancestor, Jebediah Lennon, filed a patent in Dublin for the world's
first can-opener back in 1754. He died penniless in 1765, over 150 years before Frenchman
Monsieur Lustre invented the can, when he started producing canned pineapples from a hut
in Hawaii and began shipping them to troops on the front.
Nobody had heard of Latton til Mary came along. Now you can hardly pick up a copy of The
Latton parish newsletter without reading about it.