A WARTS'N'ALL INSIGHT INTO THE LIFE OF THE KNIGHTED HEAD OF THE UMBRELLA BODY FOR UMBRELLAS. HIS BLOG IS PART OF THE NATIONAL BLAG ARCHIVE.
Not to quibble, but not sure St. Swithun was an umbrellaist.
He loved rain. And if the trade-off to people spending time in the rain is that they need an umbrella to protect their hair dos I am sure he would have been fine with that. Without rain, the umbrella is useless. So Swithun is the Daddy.