Sunday, July 1, 2012

These Hands

These hands…..they bathed, clothed and fed six daughters and for the most part as a single parent. They sewed all of our clothes and sometimes without the luxury of a sewing machine. They cooked our food, a lot of the time without a decent oven and washed hundreds of nappies using an old copper washer without a wringer.

mums hands
Photo taken 2009 

They taught us to sew and knit and instilled a love of books.

They’ve cuddled and kissed and soothed grandchildren, great grand children and great, great grandchildren.

But on the Monday 25th June, just a few weeks short of her 94th birthday and surrounded by her six daughters our dear Mum passed away peacefully.

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Roslyn Joyce
Miss you already mum.


  1. That made me cry.

  2. What a beautiful tribute and presented so wonderfully. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  3. So sad for you and your sisters - I send you all big hugs and sympathy from Canada. My mum will be 94 next January, Davinia, this feels like familiar territory.
    The picture of your mum's hands made me cry. So moving...

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  5. A beautiful post for a beautiful lady! So very sad...heart felt sympathies to you and yours...


  6. Beautiful post my Sister. Made me cry some more. Am i ever going to stop?