11 November 2018


"There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance..."

- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

- Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)


  1. I feel undressed today because we were unable to go out this week and buy a poppy. And I am always reduced to tears as I try to recite along with the newsreader, Laurence Binyon's so touching verse of his "For the Fallen".

  2. In memory of so many.

  3. I certainly shall.

  4. We will remember them.

  5. In 6 weeks I shall post on one of this country's saddest maritime disasters which happened 100 years ago and affected every family living on this Island (the Isle of Lewis and Harris) at the time. I have been astonished recently by how few youngsters knew about it. How many people know that 100 million people lost their lives to war in the 20th century? Not only must we never forget. We must educate.

  6. Armistice Day is always a special day for me. A sombre day filled with much emotion...spent in memory and honour of those who have fought for our country/ies...for the rights of democracy; the right to be free.

    Without fail, I observe a minute's silence at 11 am.

    It's a day of conflicted emotions for me...as today, the 11th day of the 11th month - is also my birthday...and I was born a couple of moments past the 11th hour.

    1. Even though it is a sad, reflective day... I still say Happy Birthday Lee!

  7. Replies
    1. Please comment in English Mahmoud. You see - I cannot speak or read a word of Arabic.


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