From a personal point of view the timing of mum's passing was significant. From mid July when home I look out for the local swifts which often fly over the house in the evening. I'd seen them every evening since returning from Peru but there were none on 26 July.when I looked just before 9pm. Ruth phoned 45 minutes later to tell me that mum had slipped away. I will forever think she went with the swifts (as I saw none on subsequent evenings either) and whenever I see swifts in future will think of her.
|Flora Wall (as she was then) a month before her fourth birthday (February 1930)|
|family holiday on the Isles of Scilly (August 1964)|
|mum & dad in Botswana (mid 1980s)|
|mum with daughters, step-daughter and first two (of five) grand daughters (summer 1990)|
|mum & dad in the Alps (early-mid 1990s?)|
|mum October 1994|