Tag Archives: Memories

Remembering

12 months ago this morning came the ‘phone call. Mum’s dementia story was over. Her doctor told us, as the final decline set in, that it could be months. We knew better. Mum had let go. The end was fairly … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was always my favourite day of the season when I was growing up. A heady combination of excitement and anticipation created an atmosphere in the house quite unlike any other. Carols on the radio, a Tijuana Christmas on the … Continue reading

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She’s Still in There

I can’t remember the last time I had a conversation with Mum. I mean, a real conversation when I say something and Mum responds, talking about the same thing. I talk to Mum and she will occasionally say something in … Continue reading

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Fading to black and white

I was asked yesterday about happy memories of times with Mum. It should be simple to respond. A question of what to leave out rather than what to include. And yet, it isn’t. The question confirmed what I’ve been aware of … Continue reading

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He’s a strange bloke.

“He’s a strange bloke,” Mum laughed as we idly flicked through some photographs this morning. Two things struck me as she said it. Firstly, I don’t think I’d ever heard Mum talk about a “bloke” before. A chap or a … Continue reading

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Down Memory Lane

I read an article in one of the Sunday newspapers about the positive impact nostalgia can play in people’s mental well-being. I’ve been told I’m too nostalgic a person, too prone to dwell on memories. I’ve never seen anything wrong … Continue reading

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The Custard Panel

Leafing through some photographs on my phone with Mum yesterday, I was alerted to the arrival of an email. Normally, I wouldn’t check while I’m with Mum, but I’ve been waiting for a response on a work matter so I … Continue reading

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