Sunday, April 15, 2007

Family News


My mum died this morning. She had motor neurone disease (Lou Gehrig's Disease) for the last 2 years and was in full-time care in a nursing home. She was 61.


I just noticed a scoring error in that second image...

16 comments:

Martijn said...

My condoleances to you and yours. :-(

mikey said...

She was 61, and that is still young

Ozvortex said...

She sounds like she had a great influence on your love of reading and you have fond memories of your games of Scrabble together. It's lovely you've kept those Scrabble score sheets all this time.

SodakLady said...

My condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you.

Fitzerman said...

So sorry.

Ryan Walberg said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Yehuda said...

And my condolences as well, to you and yours.

Yehuda

PiB said...

Condolences John. Very sorry to hear of your loss.

Melissa said...

John, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Friendless said...

Ah, what a long day. For some reason Dad's laptop wouldn't allow me to sign in to Blogger. Thank you all for your thoughts.

We're all relieved in a way because MND is incurable and terminal and Mum was definitely having no fun for at least the last year of her life. Unlike the rest of the family she was deeply religious so if the Christians are right she should be well set up.

A curious thing I noticed today sharing the laptop with my Dad and my sister - my Dad's chat room friends were all saying the same sorts of things as you guys, and my sister's on-line friends wherever they hang out were the same. We all gathered for family support but our friends are on-line.

Scrabblette is coming back on Tuesday as scheduled so she'll be around to hold my hand.

Ozvortex, it's not so much that I kept those score sheets all these years but that Mum never threw paperwork out. Of all the things I would want to inherit, the Scrabble box is probably the one I value most. I think it'll be a lot of working sorting through the other stuff and convincing my sisters that I really want hardly any of it!

My mum was definitely the person who made me a reader. My dad reads newspapers and so on and understands current affairs very well, but Mum was more the Agatha Christie type, and I tend towards Mum in that regard.

For the record I'm pretty sure the last game Mum played was Apples to Apples. It was a big effort for someone who couldn't speak and whose hands were mostly paralysed at the time.

TimT said...

I'm very sorry.

Iain Cheyne said...

Those score sheets are a lovely tribute.

I'm very sorry.

Sinverquenza said...

We've never met, Friendless, but you are not alone. You've got friends in the U.S. who wish you and your family well during this time of grief.

Steve said...

John, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was always the soul of kindness when I visited your house as a kid. She put up with us invading your home for days on end playing games and the like.

Please pass on my sincerest condolences to your sisters, your father and the rest of your family.

~*~Sandie~*~ said...

Actually, not only did she play Apples to Apples, she won.

Ken Lee said...

My sincerest condolences to you, and your family.