Double Whammy

Today in the UK it’s Mothering Sunday.
It is more than likely that my sister will take Mum out to lunch to the club next door as she does every year, where they, and my nieces, can enjoy a family get-together.
We took a bunch of roses down for Mum and the buds should now be fully open.
compassion rose
Today would also have been my Dad’s birthday.
There will be special Mother’s Day services at the Abbey this morning, so we shall go up later this afternoon and light a candle for him.
Digital CameraThis picture was taken at their old house to mark their wedding anniversary.
Everyone was given a copy that Christmas, and when we moved to the boat, we laminated ours and stuck it to the wall.
I still have Dad’s cardy. Although threadbare, badly darned and almost totally shapeless, I will never part with it now as it is one of the few things I have of him.
candles 2Happy Birthday Dad.
I miss you.
xx

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Double Whammy

  1. scifihammy says:

    Aw – Nice to remember your Dad though. 🙂

  2. A beautiful post and tribute to both your mum and dad. I love how you carefully select what will stay with you for comfort and remembrance. I hope you get a chance to celebrate your mom–although I’m one for never following a calendar. My folks are at that age where ever day I have with them is more special than the last. It sounds like your family is very much the same.

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