Tag Archives: death

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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