From GDP/30 WK

WK (born 1932) grew up in Hampshire. He kept a diary from the age of nine, in which he recorded the daily happenings in his life. Here, he describes the dire predictions of a fortune-teller.

28 April 1950

Went to Young Conservatives this evening.

A quarterly business meeting, very badly run.

Got into conversation afterwards with a chap who turned out to be a palm reader. I am to be a bachelor, and to die about 30 of a serious illness. What rot these folk talk – he said I was nervous.

[N.B. the diarist married in 1959 and donated his diaries to the Great Diary Project at the age of 80].