Day 95 Remembrance Day “lest we forget”
Once again, it’s the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month and millions of people will have stood for 2 minutes today in silence, quietly reflecting on those that paid the ultimate sacrifice in the war to end all wars, 1914-1918.
Many of us keep those thoughts to ourselves, however for me this day changed my emotions because seven years ago a baby boy was born and named Jesse Young. A son to my son Simon and his wife Alexandra, their second born and a “wee” brother for Elena.
Tis with a heavy heart though that I have to send him birthday wishes all the way from the Scottish Borders to his new home in Singapore where they now live and have done for twenty-four hours before the pandemic locked us all down in March 2020 and banned travel to and from Singapore which is just starting to relax now. Hopefully at some point in 2022 I and Maggi will get the opportunity to be reunited with them.
So, what was making news on that day seven years ago:
Apart from Jesse being born the only headlines from Wikipedia for November were:
2 November – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) releases the final part of its Fifth Assessment Report, warning that the world faces “severe, pervasive and irreversible” damage from global emissions of CO2. And we are still not doing enough.
3 November – The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, One World Trade Center in New York City opens.
12 November – The uncrewed Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae probe successfully lands on Comet 67P, the first time in history that a spacecraft has landed on such an object.
So, for now, Happy Birthday “little man” you are always in our hearts and never far from our thoughts.
Lots of Love Papa and Maggi xxxxxxxx seven kisses and one for good luck