Marie's July Article

29 Jul 21

I saw where someone interviewed a book restorer and it was absolutely amazing how they took a book which was a wreck and when they had finished it was in a wonderful condition, not perfect but almost.  I have a Bible given to a Sunday School Superintendent in 1886 who passed it on to my mother when she became a Sunday School teacher.   It is in quite a bad condition but I suppose it would cost a lot to restore it. 

Over the years I have accumulated so many things which perhaps should have been thrown away long ago but I still hang on to them.  The first Christmas present my better half bought me was in 1957 -  a musical box which was a Swiss  wooden chalet which played Lili Marlene and is now looking battered.  I also have a silver locket which has teeth marks in it made by my eldest son as a baby. I suppose they mean nothing to anyone else but me.

I am a dinosaur where technology is concerned but at my age have witnessed so many advances.  I started my work life on a manual typewriter, moved to electric, then electronic and finally computer.  When I used the FAX machine for the first time I thought it was marvellous.  Since then there have been even greater advances – the internet with Facebook etc. and now they are promoting driverless cars – I hope they know what they are doing.  However, what really freaked me out was when a presenter was talking to a life size woman robot and she was answering him. It was  like the start of machines taking over the world.

My son made us laugh as he said scientists reckon in years to come people will live on the moon.  He said people hate face masks, so how would it feel to have to wear a huge helmet to help you breathe as there is no oxygen on the moon.

The sun is the harbinger of many good things. 

The lonely take heart; the poor have wings. 

The sun brings new life, new hope, new joy. 

Gifts both young and old can enjoy.

          Marie Cove

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