Monday 19 February 2018

From the frontline

Con Houlihan
Con Houlihan

Con Houlihan

It sounds like a makey-up but it is absolutely true: It is a story about the women who survived the sinking of The Titanic.

They came together in a New York hotel on the night before they were about to go back to their homes. Before they started their supper, one of them got up and said: "For the rest of my life, no matter how long I live, I will never again worry about small things."

She sat down to warm applause: Obviously she was articulating what they all felt. My neighbours who came home from the First World War would have understood.

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