We Will Remember

I rarely post family photographs on this blog, but today is special.

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This is a photograph of me with my mother. It isn’t the most recent as her condition has deteriorated somewhat in the meantime. She will be 96 towards the end of this month. As a; young woman she was one of the few girls to be called up into the services during the Second World War. She played an important role in intercepting enemy messages. This little personal tribute is a way of saying ‘Thank you’ to all who sacrificed their lives, and also to all those thousands who served so valiantly during that time.

During the month of June donations for the Alzheimers Society can be made via this page where you can also read more detail of why I’m collecting money for this wonderful organisation.

23 thoughts on “We Will Remember

  1. An emotional day all round Myfanwy. Our parents were an amazing generation, so selfless and spirited. I regret not encouraging my dad to talk more about his life in the RMC, he did often talk but it was always the funny things that happened and the scrapes they got into, off duty!!! I suppose that’s how they coped with the horrors. Thinking of you lots, lovely to see the photo and I’m sorry life is so cloudy at the moment. Love and hugs xx

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    1. It won’t stay cloudy, Wendy. Thank you. The sun does shine, it’s always there, sometimes we just have to blow hard to dispel those clouds. Hugs back xx

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  2. Thank you for sharing your picture, I think that as time goes on it is so important that generations that follow do not forget the sacrifices and efforts our parents and grand parents made to preserve the freedoms the world has now. x

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    1. Carol, thank you. It is important to remember. We all owe them a lot. People from all over the world fought for our freedom, it’s so sad to see it often being given away. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. That’s a lovely photo of you and your Mum, you are very lucky to have her. The Women were so brave, and very much the unsung hero’s as they just got on with it! I spent many hours with my Grandpa, he would tell me stories of the war, I think he spoke more to me about it as I asked so many questions when I was little. Elizabeth x

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    1. If only we had all asked more questions…. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment. I’ll be interested to hear what our grandson has heard at school. I know his father, our son, has talked to him about it.

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  4. My now 89 years old grandmother was a messenger/telegraphist for the Italian resistance. I’ve always known her as a not-that-brave person and rather squeamish too, but in those years she was brave. She once said she even had to stitch up some guy’s head. Something I still have difficulty imagining her doing, knowing her now.
    But we should be proud of our families. So many untold stories 🙂
    Lovely tribute to your mother, a very brave woman!

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    1. Sara, thanks so much for visiting and for commenting. The women of that generation had to be so strong for so many reasons. I wonder how we would act in the same circumstances. The ability to be both strong and gentle is a an attribute much to be desired. Thank you for sharing too.

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      1. Thank You! 🙂
        You are right. I wonder the same. Would we be as strong? Sometimes I think we wouldn’t. Others I think that men and women in extraordinary circumstances do amazing things. And my hope in humanity is restored 🙂

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  5. A beautiful photograph of you and your mum and we are all very grateful to every one of her generation who gave so much during the Second World War. Your mum’s work would have been vital to the war effort. My mum was 19 years old on D-Day but sadly cannot remember anything about it now.

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  6. Myfanwy what a lovely tribute, my Gran also was in the services in the war and of course Grandad too. They were an amazing generation, such strong and brave and giving people. We must never forget what they did.

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  7. Alzheimers is unfair and despicable, I know, leaving the loved ones to watch. Your mother is a special woman ! Thank you for sharing!

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