In memory of a great woman.
My mother was born on December 10th, 1919
She died a short while ago, at 21:22 GMT/UTC on Monday, November 14th.
That is 9:22 pm British time on the same day as the moon’s closest distance to our Mother Planet since 1948.
Or to find some poetry in the timing of the end of my mother’s life, she died 10 hours to the minute after that closest moment of the moon’s passing, that was at 11:22 British time this morning.
My mother was born Elizabeth Foreman and after the death of our father, Frederick Handover, in 1956, she subsequently married Richard Mills.
My sister, Elizabeth, and I were born in 1944 and 1949 respectively. My mother and Richard were parents to our half-sister Eleanor, who was born in 1959.
Our mother was an incredible woman and her death is truly the end of an era for the family.
For the rest of my years, I will look up at the full moon and remember my mother’s amazing life.
Dear people, you will understand why I will be taking a few days away from blogging.