One couple had lived forever. (Or so it seemed.)

Let’s call them Oma and Opa – German for grandma and grandpa.

Oma and Opa had lived through world wars, through poverty and debt. Life now was full of riches beyond their imaginations. Read more

Language is wonderful. We communicate all manner of things with the written word.

My mother once wrote a note to the school I attended to excuse my absence with the words: “Please excuse David as he had mild gastrointestinal inflammation of the lower intestinal track.” It was a stomach ache all dressed up in hospital jargon. The staff at reception passed the note around for all to read and admire.

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