Pensioner Elsie Swann meets two members of the pop supergroup Oasis and asks: "Who are you?"
Elsie, aged 95, was outside film studios in London when her carer, Christine Jenking, noticed Liam Gallagher and fellow band member Andy Bell leaving the building.
Mrs Jenking gathered the courage to ask the two pop stars if she could take a photograph of them with Elsie.
They happily obliged.But Elsie hadn't a clue who she was being photographed with."She was delighted to have her photograph taken, despite not knowing who Oasis were," said Mrs Jenking, the 53-year-old leisure and activity co-ordinator at Atherstone's Bracebridge Court old people's centre, who accompanied resident, Elsie, on an outing to London.
"I couldn't believe it when I saw them coming out of the building."There was only me and Elsie there - in the right place at the right time."I said 'excuse me, excuse me, but are you with Oasis?'"I felt really silly. I asked them if they minded if I took a photo of them with Elsie."The lads were lovely."
Elsie, though, couldn't understand what all the fuss was about.Mrs Jenking said: "She asked 'who are you?'
"Then she looked over at me and said 'you worry me, you do, talking to these strange men.'"It just summed up the generation gap between us."
The nonagenarian is a retired school cook who took evacuees into her home in Grendon, near Atherstone, during the war. Her grandchildren, Gareth and Helen, are said to have been impressed by Elsie's brush with celebrity.Mrs Jenking said: "They think it's great that their grandma has been photographed with two members of Oasis.
"I'd got my old camera with me and I was shaking like a leaf, but the lads were wonderful."They got into a car and even waved at Elsie as they drove off. They were smashing."
Mrs Jenking has now bought Elsie, who is partially sighted, an Oasis CD!
22 February 2007
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