I am very sad to say that my Mum passed away on Friday evening. As you know she has been suffering from Alzheimer's for a while and she has been in a nursing home since January 2012, I got a call late Friday evening to say I should come. I didn't get there in time. They tell me that she had a massive stroke and it was very quick, which was good. My first words when I saw her was what a relief that she wasn't suffering anymore, Alzheimer's is such a cruel cruel disease. We have watched our Mum deteriorate over the past months into someone who wasn't our Mum. We last saw her on Thursday and she was as well as she could be and I managed to make her smile when I teased my sister about her shoes..( my sister had surgery on her toe and she was wearing socks with sandals..not a good look Jacqui...lol...)...Anyway..I have some pics of my Mum..
According to the inscription on the back of this one she was about 2yrs with an uncle...
She is 18yrs in this one..My Dad carried this pic with him during the War.
These were taken in the 60's I think she was mid thirties.. Such style....lol
and here she is with my first Yorkie 'Poppy'
Minnie Doris Morley 1925 - 2013
Edit:..I have to tell you this...since Mum has been in the nursing home we have had so many issues about her care..mainly about not combing her hair..or her bed not being as comfy as we would like it to be...or them not noticing she didn't have her hearing aid and not searching properly for it. I've lost count of the heated exchanges I had with the (male) manager there..and we also made a formal complaint to the head office. We had assurances that things are changing ..and we had heard that the manager was on his final warning to pull up his socks (we weren't the only family that had made complaints)..well today he surpassed himself...I had to call the home to see what I need to do now that Mum has passed away....he didn't know she had died!!!!!!..'oh no one left a note on my desk' he said..well I went ballistic!!!! He is in charge of the home...he is suppose to be looking after the residents surely that when he starts work after the weekend he makes his business to find out what has occurred in his absence....I have spoken to his manager tonight...she called me...and she will investigate and get back to me later in the week. Don't we have enough to deal with?? I swear if he was in front of me I would have swung for him!!
Thank you all for your lovely comments, they have given me and my family great comfort.