Posted: 21/10/2014 at 17:13
Very true Fairy about feeling feeling detached Many years ago a local chap was killed in a pub and it was such a shock, no one could believe it, over subsequent years there have been two more murders within 10 miles and because we hear so much about similar events I don't think we are as shocked, more a case of who was it? Did we know them?
I clearly remember Aberfan and England winning 1966 world cup but for some reason didn't know about JFK until I was older. Maybe had I not been at Gran's for Aberfan my parents would have kept me away from shocking news, Gran was very grounded shall we say.
Think attitudes and times have really changed, don't know if for the better or worse in some aspects. I posted on another thread about my Mum losing her Dad when she was eight she naturally went to his funeral, said goodbye, my youngest sis didn't go to a family funeral as a child, too young etc, or any funeral. The first she went to was Gran's at age 18 she could go out drinking and vote but had no concept of death and funerals.
Crikey I've gone on a bit