How a monocle should be worn

My dear old neighbour Dick Robertson passed away suddenly. He popped up to a house up the road to borrow a needle with a big eye, and collapsed. His heart gave up.

He was a splendid man, not a spring chicken for sure, but with the best twinkle in his eye. And he is – was – the only person I have ever seen wearing a monocle with natural ease.

It needs to sit in a frame, so that it can be comfortably gripped between the place where the cheek and the eye socket meets, and the area under the eyebrow. If you wish to know.

My heart goes out to his widow, Maureen. Just imagine what a hole someone like that leaves after 50 years of marriage.

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