Tag Archives: death

Hints of past lives

Last weekend I went to the Barossa Valley with the Trust. We gathered as we have done yearly to do jobs that take time and to think together about what we are up to. It always brings thoughts of Suzanne … Continue reading

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Reflections

I am in Auburn again this weekend, spending time with dad and thinking about mum, who died 12 years ago yesterday. I remember her last days so well. She was at home for all but the last two days, and … Continue reading

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Lucky

It’s my birthday week this week and I have had a very happy time celebrating my incredible good fortune to be here at all and to have had the lucky, mostly happy life that I have had. So much of … Continue reading

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D.

This post was written in draft some time ago. It references an event at Sophia that I wrote about here, and is really a little tribute to someone I worked with who has now died. I tussle with writing about … Continue reading

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Thinking of my mum

It was ten years this week since my mother died. I went up to Auburn, on the 18th, and had a really happy time with dad, and also spoke with all my siblings and with various other Auburn pals during … Continue reading

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Losses (with special appearances by John Howard the actor)

It’s been a grim time for losses at the ABC – my broadcast media of choice. Two of my favourite people have died recently and I, like many other people, am sad and missing them. Firstly and very unexpectedly, John … Continue reading

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Thinking of Mrs Noble

A few months ago, when I was in Auburn one weekend, dad and I went to Clare to visit Mrs Noble, an old Auburn resident who has been living in the nursing home there for a few years. She is … Continue reading

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Auntie Betty

I have had my dear friend Deirdre here for tea tonight – pizza no less – and discovered that her birthday, 25th October is one day short of the birthday of a very dear person in my life, who died … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to Suzanne

Last week I heard the sad news that Suzanne Elliott had died. I knew Suzanne through her community development work in the ’90’s (we were both members of The Community Developers Network back in the day), and as fellow members … Continue reading

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Sad times for the phone man

We have not had a post from Pam in a while and it is great to hear from her once again. She has a birthday this week (I think it might be today actually), so happy birthday Pam! The piece … Continue reading

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