Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Sad Time

A lot has happened in the last two months – just to update anyone who might be interested!
At the end of November we went back to Staines in order to make arrangements for the welfare of both our elderly mums.
My mum, Elsie, spent 4 weeks in hospital and then, just before Christmas we were told that we had to find a residential nursing home for her.  The home we organised felt like a 5* hotel to us and I thought that, at last, she would be looked after well.  Sadly it wasn’t to last.  After only a week, she passed away.  She was an incredibly tough lady and, despite our ups and downs, I will so miss her for the rest of my own life.  On the day she died there was a lunar eclipse – the first for 400 years and, as my brother said, what a fitting heavenly tribute to a grand old lady.  She was 98. 
Elsie May Blake nee Dyer
29th September 1912 – 21st December 2010
December 011                                  December 006                      December 005
     Aged 4 in 1916                                                   Aged 20 in 1932                                        Aged about 75 in 1987
John’s mum is back in her own home after spending 8 weeks in hospital.  At the moment she has carers attending to her needs throughout the day.  So far it seems to be working out …………….. fingers crossed.

1 comment:

  1. That last picture is how I think of her!
    So looking forward to seeing you.