At the conclusion of their regular Monday meeting at Mullin ny Cartey the Explorers, after enjoying the challenge of the traverse wall, took a moment to reflect on the upcoming Remembrance Sunday parade and what it means.
Trying to comprehend the sheer number of people who lost their lives during two world wars is very hard to do so we concentrated on those who returned from war physically damaged.
This was accomplished by the Explorers having to do a seemingly easy task of making a jam sandwich and finding an individual item in a ‘box of oddments’.
However, if you had lost an arm or your eye sight, life becomes more complicated. For example, taking a lid off the jam, undoing a bread bag, peeling the foil top off the butter.
As these disabilities are not only confined to victims of war it brought home how very lucky the majority of us are in having all our faculties, and how grateful we should be to those who over the years have put themselves in harm’s way on our behalf.