With reference J Kempton’s letter in the June issue I, as an 85 year old, retired single pensioner, have never had the problem of loneliness.
Having grown up in London’s dockland pre-war, everyone spoke to everyone. Travelling on trams, one always talked to whoever sat next to you, same on the street – always said ‘Good morning’, ‘Good day’ or ‘Good evening’ when passing people.
Strangers always have found that reservation is the problem with the population. They do not have the ability to overcome reservation. Sussex is very much reserved, class distinction stops idle chatter. We are all the same when ‘on the slab’ in the mortuary, sovereign or pauper.
Theo Doric, Crowborough