Sunday, 28 August 2011

My Mum

My lovely mum died last Tuesday  Here are some pictures of her.

She joined the Wrens at age 17 and was a Plotter and a Bomb Range Marker during the last war.

This is the last photo I have of her which was taken in March.

She was born in 1926 and died on her wedding anniversary aged 85.  She was a remarkable woman and I shall miss her so terribly.


  1. I am so sorry Ruth for your loss, you must be devastated. Lovely photographs and memories of a wonderful lady.
    Jo xx

  2. Although we have not met, I am genuinely sorry to read that your Mum died last Tuesday. I think most ladies from that era are indeed remarkable as they contributed so much during the war. Your Mum was clearly a special lady.

    Sorry it has been some time since I visited your blog. I have had some time away due to work commitments.

    My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Abby xx

  3. oh I am sorry to hear your sad news, thinking of you all.

  4. my deepest sympathies go out to you. she was lovely until the very end and you will feel her even closser to you now, i know because i lost my mother last february. blessings.

  5. I am so sorry, Ruth. What a beautiful woman your mother was. I am so sorry for the pain and sadness you must be feeling now - please take care of yourself. I am thinking of you. x

  6. What lovely photographs.
    She looks so young in her uniform.

    The pain will ease in time but the memories will go on forever.

  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your mum. She looks like a lovely lady, those are great photos. I bet she had some good stories to tell about the wrens.
    Hope you're doing ok.

  8. Oh Ruth,
    I am so so sorry to hear of your mums passing,what a beautiful lady,fabulous pictures,my love to you and your family

  9. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother it is a very sad time for you - but I am sure you will have such lovely memories and the photos of her are delightful. Take care.

  10. I've been following your lovely blog for ages but have never plucked up the courage to leave you a comment. I'm very sorry to hear your sad news, your mum must have been a very inspirational lady.

  11. I'm so sorry Ruth, what a beautiful lady and a very sad loss. Will be thinking of you xx

  12. I have not posted here before, although I enjoy reading your lovely blog regularly, and so I want to offer my sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mum.

    The heartache you feel right now will ease off as time passes, but the sense of loss never seems to go away. It is 6 years since my Mum died (she was of the same era as your Mum) and not a day passes without something reminding me of her. I still feel strongly she is not far away from me.

    May the support of your family and friends give you strength during this sad time.

  13. I am so sorry for your loss, it's hard to loose someone you love.
    She left an amazing history of herself, I pray you'll find comfort in the memories of her and your times you spent with her as well.

  14. So very sorry about the passing of your dear Mum....

  15. Oh I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Mum too.
    It is so hard without our precious Mothers isn't it?
    I feel as if at the age of 36 I'm not sure how to live my life without her at the moment, I just can't see my life ahead at this time & so I'm taking each day as it comes, obviously with now losing my beautiful niece I am completely turned upside down & inside out & so I feel taking it slowing is the best way.
    You take care of yourself over the next few months as I personally found the couple of months after my Mums death it started to hit me as I think I was in shock for the first few weeks, so be kind to yourself.
    I am thinking of you & sending you much love.

  16. Ruth I feel so bad.
    I have not been blogging for a while and I back today to have a look though. I was enjoying all the lovely images so much.
    Then read this.
    I am so very sorry. I know your loss, the pain, the tears, those many emotions that you feel. I feel them too.
    I hope that you are getting stronger. It takes forever really.
    I guess now you may be feeling really low. It hit me unexpectedly a couple of months after I lost my Mum.
    Sending you all my love.
    Carol xxx

  17. Oh Ruth I'm so sorry I missed this post. I've been out of touch with Blogger for so long. I love the photos of your Mum. I feel for you so much. Love 'n hugs to you. x