Thursday, December 17, 2009

Remember 1690?

I took the family out last night for a bite to eat in Donaghadee. The bill came to £16.90. The studenty type young man at the till noticed my wry smile when he told me the total.

"Interesting number!" I said to him.

He looked at me blankly, with a puzzled expression.

He had no idea of the number's significance. It made me wonder - if younger people these days don't even know the BIG dates in Ulster history, it shows how much work is required in explaining our lesser-known stories to today's generation.