A Gallup poll of Londoners early in 1941 found that the weather depressed them more than the bombing.
-Robert Tombs in The English and Their History
The Germans kill them with bombs every night, and the next morning one hears Schubert in German on the BBC.
Mr. Bowie made a point of visiting Mr. Pop’s parents in Detroit, where they were living in a trailer. “He came to my parents’ trailer, and the neighbors were so frightened of the car and the bodyguard they called the police,” Mr. Pop said. “My father’s a very wonderful man, and he said, ‘Thank you for what you’re doing for my son.’ I thought: Shut up, Dad. You’re making me look uncool.”
Parents who read to their children should occasionally think about how they are unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children, academic says.