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This is lovely Hilary, a fitting tribute and record, such a dexterous use of language with a keen wit to boot.
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Another interesting piece of information about my mother was that the local doctor who assisted at her birth in 1917 was Margaret Cruickshank, who then became her godmother. Dr Cruickshank was one of the first NZ woman doctors and is commemorated with a statue in Waimate. Unfortunately She died the following year in the flu epidemic.
wow thanks Hilary - beautiful recollections, poetry and messages. a real pleasure to read and contemplate
We have been looking through my mother's large portfolio of poems. Here is one appropriate for Waitangi Day week.
my husband's uncle
who I remember
could remember his grandmother
who could remember Hone Heke
She was a missionary's daughter
survived - like her grandson - into old age
but never forgot those early days
the threats and the excitement
her Maori remained fluent.....
Outstanding. Having lost parents there are so many conversations you wish you could still have. :-)
Today we are celebrating my late mother's 100 year birthday and wondering what haiku she could have crafted from current global events.
wondering what haiku she could have crafted from current global events
Like this tweet
Hit and Run too true
Better lie to all of you
Army tries poor dodge
Could be a whole new protest genre.