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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Family Papers

Today we moved Mum into a nursing home, she basically has no short term memory and is not able to live alone any more. We have moved some of her furniture in with her but her room is small so not a lot went.
Now we have a huge task ahead to clear out her unit.
Going through one of the boxes of papers I found a file of bits and pieces of interest. There was the certificate that came with her engagement ring back in 1955, the original marriage certificate, the burial, grave and headstone details for Dad, along with his international licence and a story he wrote about his holiday in Hong Kong. I will have to post this on Ancestry.
There is also the deeds to my grandparents graves and a paper mum signed to say she gave permission for her brother and sister-in-law to be buried in the same grave. So many Things, remeberances of Dad, which made me cry but proud to be his daughter, there were so many good wishes sent to him while he faded away.
Quite a little treasure trove for any genealogist.


  1. My heart goes out to you ....

    we did this very same thing 10 years ago.... sad for you, but she will be fine. The staff of the nursing homes are simply wonderful. Mum has had the best of care since we moved her into one.

    But the day we did was heart breaking.

    The staff are her 'family' now and have a lot of love and understanding for her ... even more than I.

    Enjoy the time you have with her while you can.

  2. Did you ever put Dads story up on ancestry?