Thursday, 26 March 2020

A Day Filled with Memories


Today is a day filled with memories of my Dad.

He died eight years ago today and this year I'm finding it harder than ever, so there are not many words here … just happy memories.

Dad ashes are in a box buried in the middle of my Veggie Patch, the flowers that surround his tree bring the birds and the insects over to pollinate the crops he would have loved to have seen.  The bird bath in the middle was one he and Mum bought for their garden, and the little dancing couple in the bottom left corner are Darby and Joan … or Syd and Joan the couple that danced their way to happiness.  My Mum and Dad. 

Dads ashes will be coming with us wherever we end up when this place gets sold.


Happy family memories from a Scarborough holiday we all took together to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.


Three generations of family love.



Mum and Dad almost recovered from the shock of being enticed for a family meal … and finding it was a surprise party for their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary.



Four generations in 2011.  

Mum, Dad, my brother, my son and my grandson … I'm taking the photo.


Dad helping us out at Jointers Farm, he loved helping out on the farm even if it did mean getting chased by giant pigs.


Lets go fly a kite!!

We have just had an amazing fly past here in on our little patch of North Wales by five American fighter jets.  Each whooshing by and then almost doing a loop before disappearing behind the distant hills, amazing to watch … Dad would have loved it.


Sue xx


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  1. A difficult day for you, I remember seeing many photos of your mum and dad helping you in the garden on your old blog. Xx

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    1. I felt the need to share them here today to help Mum. They show some happy times.

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  2. Loads of lovely photos and happy memories Sue, despite the sadness. Can't believe it's 8 years since he died, I remember reading about it, the time has whizzed by. I wondered what you'd do about his ashes, couldn't imagine you leaving him behind. That's why I've put mum's ashes in pots with shrubs - we're not planning on moving but just in case we do, she can come with us. Sending a hug, Sue xx

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    1. Dad will come with us, and the overall plan (hopefully not for a long time) is that Mum's ashes will be scattered with Dad's in the future.

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  3. Dads are so important to daughters. My dad died 10 years ago and my mum 27years ago. I have a plaque from their plot that goes everywhere with me (homewise) .

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  4. Sue it's the happy memories of those of which we have loved and lost that keeps us going when we need them most x

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  5. That's a lovely post. So many warm memories. Sending love.
    xx

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  6. What wonderful photos along with very special memories and love for your dear Dad. I send you and your Mum all my best.

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  7. Dad's are wonderful, my Dad died 34 years ago, but the happy memories remain. Your Dad looks lovey, sending hugs. Helen S.

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  8. Awww, memories are very precious. Love your happy memories.

    God bless.

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  9. You'll always have the memories.

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  10. Clearly a wonderful man Sue, and you are very fortunate to have had him in your life.

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