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The Blitz in Aberdeen
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Margaret Strachan from Aberdeen. Posted 12 Feb 2003.
The scariest thing that happened to me during the war was when a bomb came through our house. We all had a lucky escape, because it actually landed in the house and spun through the rooms. I remember that the siren went at 10 the night before and it wasn’t until the next morning that we were bombed. The house was freezing, so to keep warm, we’d all climbed into one bed which we moved into the living room. It was the bed that saved our lives. If we’d been in any other room we would have been killed.
   
JOHN DUTHIE from HOLLAND OHIO. Posted 27 Apr 2004.
WELL MARGARET, I GUESS YOU ARE LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. I SUPPOSE WE ALL ARE. THEY WERE EXITING DAYS BUT SAD DAYS TOO. WHEN I THINK BACK, WE HAD NOTHING, BUT WE DIDN'T KNOW THAT,MAYBE IT'S JUST AS WELL. WE SURVIVED ANYWAY, AND HERE WE ARE TODAY, MUCH OLDER, BUT PROBABLY NOT MUCH WISER. I AM RETIRED NOW, BUT EVERY SO OFTEN I THINK OF THE OLD DAYS IN ABERDEEN, WHERE I GO BACK EVERY YEAR, JUST TO SEE MY RELATIVES, WHICH I MUST SAY I ENJOY VERY MUCH BECAUSE I LOVE ALL OF THEM. IN WAS GOING TO START OUT BY SAYING "FIT LIKE" BUT DECIDED NOT TO! ANYWAY KEEP WELL.
JOHN DUTHIE




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