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Thread #121732 Message #2661357
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
21-Jun-09 - 06:11 AM
Thread Name: For everyone who lost their Father
Subject: RE: For everyone who lost their Father
I lost my father when I two years old; my mother never remarried, remaining devoted to his memory to this day. I've no memory of the man, only through family folklore & photographs, an archive going back to his own Northumbrian childhood in tiny monochrome images, including a recently discovered album of his own pictures taken during a visit to London Zoo where he appears to share the same fascinations with penguins as I have myself. My father died on Christmas Day 1963, aged 30; next year my daughter will be 30. Funny how it all adds up...