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This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman


April 23, 2020

Week 354 of self-isolation and, I don’t know about you, but the tales of love and support between neighbors across the globe are still doing a sterling job of keeping me grounded. But there’s one story in particular that has warmed the deepest crevices of my heart.

Over in Bedfordshire, in the east of England, lives a man by the name of Tom who will be celebrating his 100th birthday at the end of the month. He is also a decorated veteran of World War II, so you can be sure he knows to keep the flame of wartime spirit burning in any time of crisis.

Known as Captain Tom, he served in Indi...

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