And we all expected life to just go on as before…

And we all expected life to just go on as before… Dana Rosemary Scallon at the Eurovision 1970
For most of my lifetime, the material circumstances of our lives have steadily improved. The panic-buying of toilet paper – perhaps worse in Britain than in Ireland – illuminates just how spoiled, even decadent, we have become. In my childhood, back in the 1950s, it wasn’t unusual to enter a loo and find squares cut…
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