Monthly Archives: October 2003

Helen#1

It started on January 28, 1986. Well, no, that was the day when it made itself known to us, love lust actually. How do I remember the day? Easy, I’ll never forget because on that day the space shuttle Challenger … Continue reading

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Helen#4

I always say that everything in life goes in a circle. There’s a beginning and an end and it’s not a straight line, it’s a circle. I got married in 1965 and was divorced in 1990. In fact divorced after … Continue reading

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Maternal Grandmother

My grand mother Ethel, was born in Gateshead, Co Durham in 1895. She was the youngest of six with three sisters and two brothers, or should I say half brothers and sisters. This wasn’t discovered until many years later. Her … Continue reading

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Remembering Grandfather #1

Lawrence Alfred Copeland, my maternal grandfather, was born in 1885, the son of a coalminer in the Doncaster area of Yorkshire. At the age of 15 he was working as a colliery yard labourer but quite wisely decided that ‘going … Continue reading

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When Father Died

When my father died in May 1996 at the age of  81 it came as a shock. He didn’t look as if he was that age more like mid seventies. It was also almost a shock  that he was actually … Continue reading

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