It's been a terrible year for my dad's family, both his brothers dying, my dad having his heart attack and his sister has had to be taken in to a nursing home as she is suffering from Alzheimer's as did their dad and my dad's eldest brother.
This is a photo of my dad and his brothers and sister. My dad is the youngest, second from the right. I don't know how old he was in this photo but he can remember that they weren't allowed to wear long trousers until they had left school, which would make his eldest brother fourteen in the photo, and my dad eight, though I think he looks younger than eight. The year would be 1941.
My mum got a phone call a few days after we'd heard about my dad's brother letting her know that her brother has also passed away. They say these things come in threes, I sincerely hope not.
its so sad when these things happen, my thoughts are with you and your family. Lovely photo though to remember the good ol days. You take care x x helen x xReplyDelete
Sending you positive thoughts from Wiltshire. Lesley xReplyDelete
Such sad news. My thoughts are with you and your family.ReplyDelete
It's very hard emotionally when family members pass away or have to be looked after. I wish you and your family strength for the funeral tomorrow. A sad day but hopefully a life will be remembered with warmth and love. Caro xxReplyDelete
I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts will be with you and your family tomorrow. XxXReplyDelete
My thoughts are with you and your family. Such a sad time.ReplyDelete
It is so sad and hard to get your head around the inevitability of the elderly passing away.ReplyDelete
My father is 89 - on fine form - but totally aware that his years are counted and I wonder truly how philosophical he is about it all.
Love from Mum
Sending you hugs at a difficult time,ReplyDelete
:-( that must make you feel really down , I hope that things do not come in 3s for you, it sounds like you have certainly had your fair share of bad luck. Take care xxxReplyDelete
Thank you all for your good wishes. Your comments really are very much appreciated.ReplyDelete
The funeral went very well, or as well as these things can go. The service was touching and I met up with lots of my family, some of which I haven't seen for over thirty years.
I missed this posting, sorry to hear of your families loss. xxReplyDelete
Thank you, Gail.ReplyDelete