Browsing Tag

grief

  • The last time I spoke to my dad

    Tweet If you know a conversation is going to be one of the most important conversations of your life, you remember as many details as you can, what you said, what the other person…

    June 21, 2015
  • A gift for my dad

    Tweet For today’s Gallery, Tara Lara wanted us to take a photo of something we’d made. Something I don’t really do very much of any more is draw and paint, but at one time…

    July 24, 2013
  • The burden of grief

    Tweet Last night I dreamed my father died again. In October it will be 25 years since he died, but in my dream, it was as though it was happening now, and the pain…

    April 28, 2013
  • Dogs we have loved

    Tweet We were looking at some old family photos last weekend and I came across this photo taken by my dad of our first dog, Trisha (named, I think, because Patricia is one of…

    April 7, 2013
  • 24 years

    Tweet I was at university in America and I was terribly homesick, so my dad had been ringing me every morning, telling me funny stories to cheer me up. On the Friday, he said, ‘I’ll call you…

    October 2, 2012
  • Three little boys and a girl

    Tweet Today it is my Uncle Christy’s memorial service. He died a month ago and hadn’t been in good health for a while. I last saw him in November, and in some ways he…

    March 10, 2012
  • This is how I’ll remember her

    Tweet I must have been about two, maybe three when this photo was taken. The young girl standing next to me is my cousin Shirley. I can remember thinking how pretty she was, and…

    November 13, 2011
  • The photo that breaks my heart

    Tweet I never saw any photos of my dad as a boy, because my grandmother, suffering from dementia in her later years, destroyed all the family albums. But recently my sister visited my aunt…

    October 2, 2011
  • The day the world stood still

    Tweet Even now, watching the footage of 9/11, it’s still hard to comprehend what happened, the loss of life, the devastation and carnage. For the relatives of those who lost their loved ones on…

    September 11, 2011
  • Daddy. My daddy.

    Tweet I never saw any photos of my dad as a boy, or even a teenager, and neither did my mum. I don’t even know if any ever existed, but it seems fitting somehow,…

    June 15, 2011