“That one can convince one’s opponents with printed reasons, I have not believed since the year 1764. It is not for that purpose that I have taken up my pen, but rather merely to annoy them, and to give strength and courage to those on our side, and to make it known to the others that they have not convinced us.”
G.C. Lichtenberg (1742 – 1799), courtesy of 'Deogolwulf'
One or two of you have been kind enough to express your good wishes for the 'Memsahib' in her hip operation so this is to tell you that she went into theatre at 10.00 am and all went well. 'SoD' and I visited this afternoon and during the course of it her physio arrived, got her out of bed and standing with a frame - and then got her to take three steps to the left before letting her sit down again. That cheered her up enormously. So we left her in good spirits. The miracles of modern medicine!