Mum’s Birthday

As it’s my birthday, I went searching through my photographic archives for images from birthdays past. Oddly enough, I don’t have a lot of suitable photographs of my celebrating, but I did find one from a birthday I remember vividly. It’s me and my mum celebrating her birthday in Feburary 1984, just nine months before her death. Her birthday was Feburary 7, and she died on November 7, just two days before my own birthday. At the time there was a lot of concern in my family about having her funeral on the day of my own birthday. In the end, she died on November 7, and was buried on November 8. Given the proximity to my own birthday, it’s an anniversary I’m sure I’ll never forget. Even though it’s a long time (thirty years) since mum and dad’s death, I still think (and dream) about them often.

Mum's Birthday 1984
Mum’s Birthday 1984






3 responses to “Mum’s Birthday”

  1. eligius4917 Avatar

    I still dream about my late maternal grandparents, and my late father.

  2. Sandra in Sweden Avatar

    Grattis James! Hope you are having a wonderful birthday. Love the photo– you are just too cute (can I say that)?

  3. James O'Brien Avatar

    Eligius – They’re always with us.
    Sandra – I had just turned 18. OMG. 30 years ago.

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