Someone once asked Paddy Ashdown “Why write a diary?” He replied, “So my grandchildren would know what their Grandpa did.”
My mother died from Alzheimer’s disease a couple of years ago, and by the time I finally got round to pose the questions I should have asked her years before, she was beyond replying.
For five years I thought I was writing this for myself. Now I’m not so sure ………
Sunday, May 13, 2007
WELL ANYWAY, IT AMUSED ME - No.14
One of our daughters took the name of Clarke when she married. So the short letter which appeared in "The Times" last week, strikes a chord.
Sir, A friend of mine, who once gave his name over the telephone as “Clarke, with an ‘e’ ”, subsequently received correspondence addressed to “Mr Clerk Withany”.