Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A SPECIAL DAY

Hi Mum
Rarely a day goes by when you are not in my thoughts but, when I woke this morning, I had very special thoughts of you as today it is 118 years since you were born at 7 Ruskin Avenue, Little Ilford, East Ham in London, England.  It is also just over 30 years since you left us on 7 January, 1985.

I know one of your very favourite flowers  was the sweet pea.  I remember the countless times when I visited you I would return home with a bunch of those beautiful flowers freshly picked from your garden.

You lived a very varied and active life for nearly 88 years and you did so much for many people during your life in social welfare work but above all you were a wonderfully unselfish mother to me and a fantastic grandmother to my two children.  I miss you still and I know for sure your granddaughter is thinking of you today. xxxx


12 comments:

  1. Such an unassuming favourite flower for such a dynamo. And I love them too. Delicate, scented, beautiful.
    And a happy birthday to your mama. While she is remembered (with love) she is not gone.

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    1. Thank you EC. There is a saying I love "They are not dead who live on in the hearts of those they left behind". I feel that says it all, especially in the case of this mum, grandmother and great-grandmother. Each family member has a copy of her book so even those that never knew her can relive her life when they read her book.

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  2. I just have a feeling she knows you are remembering her and celebrating her special day. Happy Birthday Mimsies Mom.

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    1. Do you know what Delores, I am sure you are right. Somehow she would know. Thank you for her birthday greeting.

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  3. They are never gone because part of them live forever in those they leave behind. That was a lovely post and, I'm sure, made many of us think of our own mom.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment....if you have been following my mother's story on A Geriatric Grandmother you will know, of course, that she was a very special lady in more ways than one.
      Thank you for paying a visit here.

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  4. Ah, it is all so sweet that you would write to your parents on a blog. Great idea. For the longest time I wrote to my dad in my personal diary. Peace. :-)

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    1. Hi there and so glad you popped in. I don't say much to them these days (on my other blog I am transcribing my mother's book so am busy with that).

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  5. Such a beautiful tribute and post. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you Linda and am so pleased to have you pop in.

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  6. Hello greetings and good wishes.

    Very touching tribute to your wonderful mother.

    The flowers are very lovely.

    Best wishes

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  7. loved your tribute to your dear mom .may she rest in peace
    take care

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