Thursday, May 05, 2011

Gone forever

Claude Choules died today.

I direct you, dear reader, to two tidbits of information that should simply astonish you:

Before he died, he said he remembered the first automobile to ever drive through his town where he grew up.

He remembered the Germans surrendering...after both World Wars.

These are now no longer part of anyone else's living memory, but he had the good sense to write all of this stuff down for the rest of us to experience, at least in some small manner.

Have a good rest, sir.

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