LETTER: Story about editor’s war bride grandmother moved me to tears

Thank you to Beau Simpson for sharing the war time story of his grandparents. They were amazingly brave people.

L/Cpl George L. Simpson and his English war bride Iris Simpson are the grandparents of 'Now' editor Beau Simpson.

The Editor,

Re: “She left her beloved England for true love,” the Now, Nov. 5.

Thank you to Beau Simpson for sharing the war time story of his grandparents. They were amazingly brave people.

I was moved to tears at the end.

The story reminds me of my own grandma, in Taiwan, who is also turning 90 in the spring.

Unfortunately I cannot call her because she’s almost deaf now. My grandpa passed away in the early 1980s and sadly, I don’t remember him.

As a young couple, they, too, had been through a war – the civil war. It meant that he never was able to see or hear from his family in China again.

I wish people nowadays could be a little more like your grandparents, who were so innocent, so true and brave. I’ll read the other stories now. Thank you for creating this edition.

Anny Deng, Surrey

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