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November 2018 - Moni aliyense
Our Man, Christopher, over the last month or so has been swamped with the pressure of moving house but has found time to welcome you all to the website but says that "having spent the last week in the throes of a house move, hopefully our last, I have little time to devote to sending you a heartening (?) message. We have all moved, plenty of times, not always of our own volition so I'm sure you will join me in thought at least this week. I hope that you are all well together with your families, and those who aren’t so well, vasbyt. Get better soon.”
Christopher and Elizabeth Bean - 1st November 2018
I think we can all empathise with Christopher and Liz and, of course, as we age such activity gets no easier. Life expectency has increased over the years, now about 81 in the UK, but does it just mean that we suffer longer the ravages of old age? However there is better news on this front. Did you know that life expectency in Nyasaland in the 1960s, during our time there, was only about 37.8 years? Figures this year for Malawi puts it at 64.2 years. HIV/AIDS took its toll of those of working age in the 1980/90s but in fact, in Africa - according to data from the World Bank - Malawi has led the way, with life expectancy at birth rising 42 per cent from 44.1 years in 2000 to 62.7 in 2014. May they all enjoy an increasing lifetime in that lovely land.
It is impossible, of course, to avoid mention of the weather here in UK. Winter has just about set in with sub-zero temperatures and snow in some places but the Autumnal colours this year have been exceptional and to walk out in the woods, suitably wrapped, has been pure joy.
Terry Young - 1st November 2018
Our members look so very sombre in the warrant card pictures above. Photographs likely taken in the 1950/60s, probably by Mike Tadman, but let's face it "Those were the Days" so Click here to hear Mary Hopkins remind us of just that!
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