Marie's November Article

28 Nov 21

November, 2021 

Many people have said to me that this Pandemic is like the 2nd World War.  Believe me it is not.  I am old enough to have been a school girl during the war and, unlike now, you knew your enemy.  We never missed any school, but went every day, carrying our gas masks.  Food was rationed but we had enough to eat.  The nearest the war came to us in this area was when Coventry was bombed.  Men dug air raid shelters and women and girls made hats, scarves and gloves, especially before our brother went to West Africa and he was on the Isle of Islay where it was very cold. This pandemic however, has seen childhood put on hold, loved ones dying alone, weddings cancelled and life for many thousands will never be the same again.   There were heartaches during the war when sons, husbands and other loved ones went to fight and some die for their country, but as children, apart from our mother shedding many tears, we were oblivious and as it went on for so long, it became a way of life until the war ended, our brother came home and V.E. celebrations began.  

Because I’m not fond of ironing, I always listen to C.D.s, some 50’s,60’s and 70’s, and Andre Bocelli, but I also love songs from musicals, and I wonder how those who wrote the music and the words can be so talented.  Especially I would recommend anyone who can go to to go and see ‘The Lion King’ as this is beautiful.

Have a close look in the top corner of a £l0 note, they have a Braille sign with four raised dots, the £20 has two clusters of raised dots and the £50 has four.  The £5 is smooth, no dots. These are indicators for the blind to distinguish between the notes.  I have to admit I had never noticed these dots until I saw a letter about it in the newspaper. 

The folk who look happiest and those who seem bright.                With smiles on their faces and feet that are light          are not always those who have lived in the sun,                    but those who have faced darkness and fought it, and won.                 

Marie Cove.

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