(Note: My father died Valentine's Day 2012 at 88. This is what I wrote about him soon after.)
I almost lost it. Just the one time.
It was when the trumpeter blew "The Last Post", the traditional bugle call that marks the end of the military day and which is now played during Remembrance services. But he…
You have to love the English.
I certainly do, and not just because I'm married to one (well, OK, Anglo-Irish). I mean, look how they've responded to the recent attacks by deranged terrorists -- and deranged politicians: