The Father I Never Knew

Kenneth Burden He died on this date in 1948, just 16 days before I was born, so I never met the man my mother always called ‘Daddy Ken’. She described him as a kind and wonderful man who never had a bad word for anyone. He spent his adult life as a car mechanic and …

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May at 101, a Poetical Memorial.

May, photographed by my stepdad in black and white and coloured by May with proper photo-colourings. May at 101 Too soon you left us.Your tender love binding all togethergone in a moment of driver madness.Mother, carer, advisor, confidante, best friendwho taught me love is better alwaysthan hate, indifference, and envy.What would you have doneonce all …

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