Cowart's Common Room
Remembrance Sunday

For Remembrance Sunday and so that we can all pause and be together for a moment - can I ask that no-one posts, or comments between 11.00 and 11.02 - be lovely to see you logged in if you can though.

Coffee and cake will be served at 11.03

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Posted at 8th Nov 2009 - 08:59AM   Posted by Westerwitch   Remembrance Sunday Comments: 7

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Withy Brook's Avatar Good idea, WW. I shall not be logged in as I will be in Kirkwhelpington Church

Posted by: Withy Brook on 8th Nov 2009 at 09:13AM

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Westerwitch's Avatar We will al be together in the two minutes silence though.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 8th Nov 2009 at 09:37AM

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Inthemud's Avatar Good idea, but I will not be logged in as will be at remembrance service at my church.
But will be sharing the 2 minute silence with you all

Posted by: Inthemud on 8th Nov 2009 at 10:19AM

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I have been watching the coverage on the TV of the service at the Cenotaph.

Posted by: Zoe on 8th Nov 2009 at 11:49AM

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Posted by: Zoe on 8th Nov 2009 at 12:51PM

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Tiggywinkle's Avatar As an aside, on remembrance Sunday, I always think of the courage and fortitude of the many women whose lost husbands, and then went on to loose sons in World War 2. A book I love that brings this home is "Polly - my wonderful mother" by Barbara Cartland. Never read any of her romantic novels, but this book shows the amazing tenacity of these wonderful women in raising their families and coping with life. The follow on in the autobiography "My dancing Years" is also a good account of the times.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 8th Nov 2009 at 02:15PM

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My Father, Father in Law, all three Brother in Laws all served either during WW2, Falklands, NI and both Iraq Conflicts and others. My Grandad was gassed in WW1 and was mentally ill the rest of his life. My good mate, Zolly is paralysed from the neck down as a result of combat injuries, and I have many friends who have served as I grew up in a military family.

My MIL worked as a volunteer on the railways in London during the Blitz, and lost many members of the extended family and family friends in the tragedy that befell civilians at Bethnal Green Tube station on 3rd March 1943 when 173 died in an horrific accident.

Posted by: Zoe on 8th Nov 2009 at 03:30PM

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