Saturday 21 January 2017

Human touch warms us all

Published 05/12/2010 | 05:00

Sir -- The cold spell affects some of us more than others. This was brought home to me forcefully earlier this week when I called to an elderly widower who lives alone.

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When I called, he was delighted to see me, even though I didn't know him that well. He insisted on making me a cup of tea.

He told me how he had been worried sick by the weeks of speculation about how the Budget might affect the elderly, and by the non-stop doom and gloom. And then the weather had joined forces with the bad tidings to add to his feelings of dejection.

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