Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Dear Mum

It was 116 years yesterday since you made your appearance into this world.  You were very much on my mind during the day and night too and, although it is now 28 years since I said goodbye to you that January day in Royal Perth Hospital, you are still very much with me each and every day.

The other reason I had you so much in my thoughts yesterday was because it was the anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic.  I have always remembered you telling me you were in church that day (in England) and it was your 15th birthday.  The Minister was given a message and he then announced to the congregation the sad news about the loss of the Titanic.

I can only imagine the effect that news had on you and the others in that church on that Sunday morning as they thought of all those lives lost at sea.  It was something you never forget during your lifetime as I remember you speaking of it quite often.  It had so saddened you at the time.

We are both keeping as well as can be expected at our age and the family are OK.  Beth is enjoying life in Alaska and she has big plans ahead. You would adore our little great-granddaughter AJ who will be one year old next week.  She is walking now and is a real trick.  Immy attends school full time now and is in pre-primary and doing really well.  She loves to sing and dance and has a great imagination.  C & M are fortunate in having two really terrific daughters.

Did I tell you that Aimee is now engaged and intends to marry next year?  Chris is a very nice fellow and I feel they will be happy which is wonderful.  She deserves more happiness in her life. Caitlyn is in her last year at high school and learning quite a lot about the hospitality industry which she seems to enjoy.  She is a real delight and it's always great to see her.

Must run,
Love you still


  1. Alaska, I can only imagine what that must be like having a daughter living so far away, I bet you miss her. do you Skype? Having the children at different stages of schooling is special to watch. Hospitality industry I can definitely relate to as I train in that industry. I have just seen a picture of the Titanic against a modern day liner, frightening how small the Titanic was, I thought of those people today to. xxx

    1. Actually the lass in Alaska is our granddaughter (daughter of my daughter) but we do miss her and wish her well. I do have Skype but it is a case of setting times as she works strange hours over there. She and her mum use Skype occasionally.
      I didn't see the film "Titanic" and didn't really want to as I felt they perhaps trivialised that tragic disaster that took so many lives. I always remember as it was on mum's birthday so a joyful memory of my mum and a sad reminder of the other event on that day. xx

  2. I do love that you stay in contact with your mother still. It is heartwarming and lovely.
    And I also really, really like the love and pride with which you speak of the rest of your family. No wonder you are so much loved.

  3. It seems as I age I feel even closer to mum and am ever grateful that she and dad picked me as their own and gave me a wonderful beginning to my existence in this world.
    I am proud of my family and hopefully they return that feeling. They don't keep in touch as I would like them to but everyone is so busy these days and I don't text and the like but prefer to use the landline. I just wish my son had the same feelings for me as my daughter and her family. Her has caused so much heartache in deciding to cut us all out of his life for what is now over 11 years.