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Saturday, September 04, 2010

A moment

Visiting my mother in the summer holidays, without the children, was sublime. The sun shone, the flowers were bright and profuse in pots and borders. We had a precious commodity and lots of it, stretching endlessly into the hot afternoon; time on our hands, to talk and share, without interruption, almost.

We sat in the sun with cups of tea to exchange news.They had had visitors through the summer, a friend and her new partner and they were eager to tell me all about it. 
'He was German, you know' said my Step Father who had taken an obvious dislike to the poor man. 'It's a shame The War's over' he pronounced. 
I looked at him slightly puzzled
'Else I could have shot him!'  he finished with a flourish, satisfied at just the thought...


9 comments:

Maggie May said...

Good Heavens! What a sweeping statement!
Having Japanese connections, I also am used to hearing similar comments..... usually from older people!

Glad you had a lovely time with your mother! I expect she cherished you being there too. Pity you had to tolerate the other half though and hope you had masses of time on your own with just your mum.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Steve said...

Ha ha! Cold steel! They don't like it up 'em, sir!

William said...

It saddens when I hear things like that expressed from older generations.

Suburbia said...

Yes Maggie, but he is 80 and it was said with a little bit of ' Tongue in cheek' really, yet still unacceptable!

nick said...

Goodness, a man of rather extreme views. What's he got against the Germans exactly? I hope he isn't constantly making snide remarks to the friend about her dubious partner....

the eternal worrier: said...

Dont mention the germans.

Furtheron said...

... er... keep him away from the pope on is upcoming visit is the only advice I have

Akelamalu said...

That's the sort of thing my hubby's stepfather comes out with. He's 92 and was injured twice during the war so we forgive him.

Liz said...

From what you've said before about him I'm not surprised.