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Saturday, 1 March 2008

Happy St Davids Day...

Today would have been my Aunts Birthday, sadly she died this week, so she will hopefully be having a drink with the Angels. Olive was so very special to me, but I was not alone she was so very special to so many people. She was a person who had the enviable knack of making everybody in her life feel loved and special. I would love to write a long tribute to her, but as I type I realise knew so much and yet so little about her. Why? because she spent her life looking after others, she taught, she entertained, she was always there if you needed a shoulder a chat or just a bit of advice or even her Flapjack recipe..... no-one made Flapjacks like my Aunty Olive.

If nothing else she has left me knowing that there is a right way to do things, she didn't pass on her talent for seemingly doing everything with great ease, but I can't hold her responsible for that!!

She taught me to look for the beauty in everything, appreciate what you have and to look after what you have.

Just updating this post with some words a very dear friend sent me..... sums up everything

You can shed tears that she is gone...
or you can smile because she lived
You can close you eyes and pray that she will come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her
or you can be full of the loved you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember her only that she is gone
or you can cherish her memory and let her live on
You can cry and close your mind
be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she'd want
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.


  1. A lot of what you have said about your Aunt sound very much like you and the same caring person is in you x

  2. you sound and are so much like her she would be proud of you


  3. they are beautiful words Nicks, and your aunt must have been a great strenth to you,

    love never dies, and cherish those memories

  4. Sorry to hear about your dear Aunt, you have wonderful memories of her and nobody can ever take those away.

  5. People don't always say what they have in their hearts and, even if she never told you, your Aunty Olive would have been very proud of you and you can always carry that with you even though she is sadly no longer here.
    The poem is a beautiful one which I spoke at my Mum's funeral. It says everything and is what your Aunty would have wished for you. She looks a lovely lady.Thank you for sharing her photo and her life with us.
    Take care.

  6. Very well expressed Nicks, you seem to have a lot of her characteristics, she and your mum would be proud of you. xxxx

  7. You have good memories to remember her by and the words of the poem are so very true, thinking of you - maureen x

  8. You have your good memories to remember her by and the words of the poem are so true, thinking of you - maureen x

  9. Sorry to hear about your very sad loss- beautiful poem and she looked a lovely lady- my thoughts are with you and your family xxx

  10. This is so very special, wiggles xx

  11. Just to let you know, my thoughts are with you and your family

  12. What a beautiful poem and a lovely piece about your Aunt. She has obviously been a big influence in the person you have become. Janet (CJ)x

  13. So sorry for your loss Nick's, Aunty olive sounds like a truly wondrful woman!


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