Today I received a DVD from my cousin’s husband of a big family party/dinner for my aunt and uncle’s 20th wedding anniversary in 1999. Theirs was a late second marriage for both of them and at their anniversary my uncle was already 80. There was a huge family turnout which was lovely.
We had gone up from here, my sister had come over from Canada, my 86 year old Dad was there, looking a bit frail and a bit vulnerable on his own as Mum had died just 2 years earlier, my cousin Ian who was to die of a sudden heart attack in his forties just 10 years later and of course my darling Paw looking fit and young and well, just 18 months after his transplant.
I have no other recording of his voice so to hear him reply to somebody who must have been asking how he was “Keeping very well thank you” (what he always said) is just so very special.
I have been in bits for most of today,it was just so lovely to see and to hear him again - if you have lost anybody dear to you, you will understand how much it means to me.
Memories like are so precious and magical aren’t they?
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