Monday, 21 June 2010

Poignant annniversary day

Today is not only exactly 5 years since my mum's funeral (she died June 11th 2005), it's also exactly 31 years since my dad died. I'd give so much to have them both back - though in good health. (My mum lived until she was 89 - a fine, long run, for all that. Dad died of a sudden stroke, out in the garden, at 69.) It was good, though, that I at least really started to appreciate them before it was too late, though in both cases only really in their latter years. Lucky also that, unlike several I've known, there was no ill-feeling at all towards either of them or from them to me - ups and downs, yes, but certainly nothing even approaching the severing of communication that some have experienced. So in that I appreciate that I've been fortunate. Love you, mum, dad!

6 comments:

  1. I'm very happy you had a good relationship with your parents. I'm fortunate in that regard as well.

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  2. Then we're both 'blessed', Cubby. I'm sure that you too have heard or been acquainted with real horror stories totally outside our own experience.

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  3. 在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」.................................................................

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  4. Nice post Ray. That was a nice way to honor their memory. Even if you just had a few years to really appreciate them, that's probably better than most people.

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  5. Yes. Kyle. I realise I'm luckier than a lot of people around. Thanks for your comment.

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