Sunday, May 07, 2006

In September

Edith is enjoying the ride.

'I'll be 90 in September. Guess what day I was born. Know your history?'

I try to think of famous days in September. Armistice? That's November. VE Day? Agincourt? I try them out on her.

'I'll give you a clue. September 11th.'

'Oh, well,' I say, 'September 11th, of course, the World Trade Centre. Terrible.'

'September 11th, 1916. A Zeppelin came down in Cuffley. Shot down, by a Mr Robinson. My father was there. He saw him do it.'

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