Binglety, Banglety, Bumpety

Armistice Day, 11th November 2017.

To mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

On 11am on the 11th of November 2001 Rachel Fiona Gordon fell down the stairs and broke her arm. Rachel was 1 year old.

Alexander Stevenson, from my mother’s family, died on the Somme battlefield on the 9th December 1916. The very day he died and lay on the battlefield, his wife Isabella delivered his second child. Naturally he was also called Alexander.

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