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Comment #3249434 by Geraldine Mulpeter

Geraldine Mulpeter Dec 21st 2014, 8:06 PM #

I can relate to the author’s loss. This is the first year that my mam will spend in a nursing home. So it’s just my dad and myself. In a way it’s been three years since we really had her as that’s the length of time she has been suffering from the dreaded alzheimers. Back in the good days when Christmas morning comes she would turn on every musical santa, snowman, whatever, to get me out of bed :) Of course Dad and I will visit her Thursday but it just won’t be the same. Grief comes in all shapes and sizes. This Christmas I will grieve my lovely mammy.

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Column: The Ghosts of Christmas Past – dealing with loss at Christmas

Column: The Ghosts of Christmas Past – dealing with loss at Christmas

Mum’s kitschy Christmas apron that we used to slag her mercilessly about. Her make up, hurriedly applied between basting the turkey and topping the sprouts. All that is gone now. And God, how I miss it.

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    Favourite Anon Ymous
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    Dec 21st 2014, 8:52 PM

    So sad to read this Geraldine. It really puts into perspective those petty family arguments that can surface over the Christmas period. We need to be grateful for those who are still with us – be it in body or mind.

    Thank you Geraldine.

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    Dec 21st 2014, 9:11 PM

    Thanks Anon.

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    Favourite Midge Gallagher
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    Dec 21st 2014, 10:49 PM

    Geraldine, I am so sorry for your loss, got very teary when I read your comment. I hope some how you have a peaceful and love filled Christmas. Please know I will be thinking of your family on Christmas Day and of course your lovely mammy..

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    Dec 22nd 2014, 12:38 AM

    Thank you for your kind words Midge. I’ve been reading the comments. It’s a sad and lonely time of year for so many.

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