My Mum died this morning at 4am. It was peaceful and she was at home with us and it was as good as a death of a loved one can be. She was 86...and much loved.
The funeral is Wednesday next week. If anyone who knows us personally wants details then email me and I'll send them on. I've written a kind of life story thing for the funeral that I can also send to anyone who knew her and wants to see it (it's currently awaiting approval from rest of clan of course...).
I'm not sure of the exact date of the above photo - maybe someone else can date it from the collar or something. She was Margaret Anne Bryant...then Margaret Anne Parr...then Margaret Anne Fox. She was Mum and Grandma, Meg and Maggie. She was a marvellous human being.
Thanks for all your good wishes over the past weeks. It was a tough time but I had a lot of help and support at home and from all over. Nothing will ever be the same again.
Originally from the north of England, I live in Angus, Scotland where I walk a lot, think a lot, listen to lots of music, sometimes write poems, sometimes read poems out to other people, sometimes write songs, read all kinds of odd things, watch a bit...oh and I look after my family too.
I sometimes organise poetry and music events - details are usually here (though nothing coming up in the near future). This year I went travelling with my family - photos and notes are here. Now we're back I have moved to a new regular blog - it is here.
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You can buy my book (published 2008) from my website if you fancy it (go to 'book' page) or from www.amazon.co.uk if you prefer the comfort of the multinational corporation. My book is printed on recycled paper and card. I have 12 different poetry postcards available too.