Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Every night after dinner my mother and I would do the dishes. While washing and drying, we'd listen to the English Course, and the news on television, stepping back to sneak peeks of cartoons and pop programs. My mother equally loved the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. But John Lennon and Yoko Ono were where it was at with their Bed-in at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam in 1969. Born during the First World War, a survivor of the Second, she was all for peace. And Lennon's remark, "All we are saying is give peace a chance", made her a life long devotee.