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self, smiling, and talking with Carlo. Carlo introduced us as the couple who were celebrating and he seemed to know all about us being there and why. He was warm and charming. He seemed to look at you straight in the eye even though totally blind. When we said we had been married for 50 years, he shouted “wow”!! – this surprised all around him and all were staring in our direction!! He asked some questions about us and Harvey told him how much we had enjoyed the TV story of his life and philosophy which had initially inspired us to make this trip he seemed quite touched. It was all a little overpowering after the struggle to get to him and words were failing H which, as most Journalies know, was not usual! We told him how much we were looking forward to the concert. What else we said, we have no clear idea except when Harvey told him that our great friend Mike Dixon, who had conducted Andrea at the Diana Memorial Concert at Wembley, sent his warmest good wishes he smiled and said quietly, “I remember”. Meanwhile a man, standing close by all this, had taken Jane’s camera from round her neck and snapped away happily!! We were so pleased later to see wonderful pictures of this once in a lifetime happening. The memory of this occasion and its almost surreal location and the speed at which it was finally arranged left us in a daze – but we now have evidence that the whole occasion was not a dream. but a fitting climax to the whole celebration of our 50 years of married life together which was finally unfolding as he had always hoped. We left the dressing room area, and made our way intending to go and sit down. However, who should we meet but Jobswoth 3’ - Jobsworth 1’s Aunt!! blocking our path to our seats. We showed our tickets, but, no, we couldn’t go and sit down, despite it by now being nearly 8pm, and she said we

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