Bernard Jordan, 89, left The Pines, a nursing home in Hove, England, on Thursday morning and did not return that night. Dressed in a gray raincoat with a jacket underneath that had his medals pinned to it, Jordan took a bus to France to be there for the anniversary of the largest amphibious assault in history, according to a report by The Guardian. Meanwhile, the nursing home reported him missing to the Sussex Police at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, resulting in a search of the area and local hospitals.The story goes on to say how much the old folks home values Mr. Jordan's freedom and how it was always OK for him to take the trip. Yada yada yada. He told them he wanted to go and they couldn't get him in the group they wanted him to go with, so he got his own ticket and went anyway.
I love it! Mr. Jordan good on you! The only way this story could be better is if I was able to come to England and buy you a pint and hear you tell me about the trip in person. The only thing that would top that is a second pint and the story of your first trip.