Friday, January 11, 2008

A little more on Sir Ed

New Zealand television on Sir Edmund Hillary's death.

The news breaking back home ...

I didn't realise how sad it would make me and so many other kiwis. Tribute books can be found in NZ Embassies the world around.

3 comments:

Ash said...

Hi Di
The 6pm News last night had a full 30mins devoted to Sir Ed. - Very touching! (although it did seem like nothing else in news had happened that day).
Will try and find a quiet second this weekend to sit down and type you an email!

Inge said...

My Kiwi bloke hardly ever gets misty-eyed but while we were watching the 6pm News on Sir Ed yesterday, he had to wipe away a tear. I had a lump in my throat as well and I'm not even a Kiwi. It's a great loss for all New Zealanders, like part of your national identity has died with him.

Di Mackey said...

Hi Ash ... I guess it feels like that for us kiwis, nothing else did happen as compared to losing to our living kiwi legend. Looking forward to hearing from you ;)

I got misty-eyed too Inge. He's been around forever and I'm not sure we have anyone else of his stature at the moment.