Questionable Parentage

Just having celebrated the 50th anniversary of joining the Royal Air Force (January 1963) I had a look through my old files. A few years ago, I decided to get my old RAF records as keepsake for the family. Looking at the original typed or hand-written document, this was before computerization, I had a shock to find a particular annotation. Continue reading “Questionable Parentage”

Mum passed away

MumSad day mum passed away suddenly on 10 June 2008 at the age of 84. Quite sudden since no illness but devastating attack by thrombosis.The last of the old generation has left us now – RIP.


Goodbye for Now
All those years of laughter and tears,
All those years of adventure and fears,
All those years, we survived them all the same
Despite those moments of agony and great pain.

Now it is time for me to take a rest
And to leave you until you finish your life’s test,
So goodbye for now, we will meet again some day
In the distant future to continue the dramatic play.

Thank you for always being there for me,
And the sweet words you said that filled my heart with glee.
I’m sorry but I really need to leave you now
So I can relieve the heaviness on my brow.

‘Til we meet again my dear friend.
I won’t forget you. It is not the end.
I wish you well as you further life’s game.
I love you all, it is true, I do proclaim.

©Poem by Patsy Sinnott