The Anonymous Widower

Farewell Neil Armstrong

It’s all very sad that he’s passed away, but then we all have to go at some time.

Our eldest son was born in the Middlesex Hospital in London, as they left for the moon and was in the births column of The Times on the day they landed. I still have a copy of the paper.

The strange thing was that from the time our son was born to the time they landed on the moon, no babies were born.  But when they landed all hell broke loose and they came one after another. Everybody had more exciting things to watch, than give birth.

I remember they asked a mother, if her baby born just after the landing would be called Neil.  She said no! He’s being called Paul.

Today would also have been C’s sixty-fourth birthday. But tomorrow is also our middle son’s forty-second.

August 25, 2012 - Posted by | News, Transport/Travel | ,


  1. I hope the day passes peacefully for you, is your middle son the one who lives nearby?

    Comment by Liz P | August 26, 2012 | Reply

    • He is. Although he’s on holiday at this moment.

      Comment by AnonW | August 26, 2012 | Reply

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