FOWC with Fandango — Nucleus

Mum and Dad were the nucleus of our family. As kids we looked to them for guidance, support and help……… with our homework, boyfriends and the ‘joys’ of growing up.
Even when we all married and started lives away from the parental home, Mum and Dad were always there, dependable and solid.

I remember family Christmasses, Easter dinners, Summer Picnics, fruit gatherings for wine and a host of other things with Mum and Dad at the centre of them all.
They were fun times, and I suppose the closest I’d ever get to living like a Walton.

When Dad died, everything changed. We were all on our second marriages by then and the parental home was no more.
The nucleus hadn’t divided but stalled and although Mum was still at the head of our generative family tree, she was no longer the centre of it and the nuclear family no more than a dream.

I hope you are close to your siblings and extended family of uncles, aunts, cousins and grandparents.
Times change, we grow up and apart, drifting away from the people but holding the memories close, but in private, each of us remembering differently things we once shared as one.

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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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2 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Nucleus

  1. tidalscribe says:

    Like elastic, moving away and back again. Long distances between various branches, but when my much younger cousin came over from Australia with her husband and teenagers, who we had never met, they dropped in on Xmas Day and it was like we had known them for ages.

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