Remembering

This week last year I was on my hands and knees, scrubbing an old lady’s house, when I heard that my mother had had a stroke. It was very stormy and I couldn’t travel for a day, and then, because I knew it was serious, I tidied up my affairs before taking the long journey…

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A Gift of $5,000,000

The Daily Post Challenge is what to do with a gift of $5,000,000 which has to be given away. Well, that is easy! I would set up a charity to which I would give the money. The money would be invested and would go on supporting the aims of the charity in perpetuity. The charity…

Remembering

I am nervous about facing the next weeks. I returned to South Africa on 29 April last year, and my mother died on 5 May, at 3.45pm. I have flashbacks when I remember that last week in vivid detail – I don’t think one ever achieves ‘closure’, whatever that may mean. I think I am…