14 November 2010

We Will Remember....

I always make sure I get my poppy for each Remembrance Day but this year there is a bit more significance to my wearing of it.  I've been doing some research into my Family History.  Earlier this year I found a 2nd cousin on Genes Reunited who filled in a lot that I didn't know about my Dad's side of the family.  It turns out my great Grandfather was married twice.  He remarried in 1915 and they had a son John Henry born in 1920.  He was on board HMS Courageous one of the first U-boat offensives against the Royal Navy in WWII.

So this year I wear my poppy with pride in memory of my Great Uncle

John Henry Devonport
1920 - 17 September 1939

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

06 November 2010

Thank You

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my last post the kind thoughts where very much appreciated at what has been a very difficult time for me.

My brother and I laid my Mum to rest with my Dad on Thursday.  I know in my head that she is out of pain and at rest but there is such a large hole left in my life.

I don't have the enthusiasm to get back to my studies just yet but I know Mum wouldn't want me to give up on them.