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Mrs Liveinabin tells us: My mum told me to eat my vegetables, or I wouldn't get any pudding. I'm 32 and told her I could do what I like. I ate my vegetables. Tell us about mums.

(, Thu 11 Feb 2010, 13:21)
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My Mum was an absolute one-off
In good ways and bad ways. Mostly good ways.

When she went into the hospice for the last time, and we knew she only had a day at most left, she waited until we were all there - me, my brother, my sisters, wives, husbands and children - then she whispered (she could hardly speak at this point) for someone to pass her purse to her.

She was very weak, so it took forever for her to open it, but she refused any offers of help, and eventually pulled out some money. And promptly sent my brother and me out to get a couple of bottles of Champagne.

She couldn't have any herself, but she was determined to see herself off with a celebration rather than us sitting around being miserable and crying (which of course we did afterwards anyway).

At one point the doctor came in and we wondered what she was going to think of all these people making merry, sipping Champagne at my Mum's deathbed. Well, Mum insisted she have a glass of Champagne, too, which she did.

it's been almost three years now, but writing this, I realise I'm still capable of shedding the odd tear thinking about it... though I'm smiling, too.
(, Fri 12 Feb 2010, 9:15, 10 replies)
What a great Mum.
I hope I can manage that when it's my turn.
(, Fri 12 Feb 2010, 9:34, closed)
I think I have something in my eye
I just hope that when my times up I have such amazing courage.

(, Fri 12 Feb 2010, 9:57, closed)
Me too.
*Rubs eyes a little and clicks*
(, Fri 12 Feb 2010, 10:46, closed)
There are lots of things on here I come across that I think, I wish/I'll try etc etc.... This is now one for me, just hope I'm as brave....
(, Fri 12 Feb 2010, 11:07, closed)
What an amazing woman.
Just something in my eye...
(, Fri 12 Feb 2010, 11:16, closed)
Work tears.
(, Fri 12 Feb 2010, 11:37, closed)
gracious. Thanks for inviting us.
(, Fri 12 Feb 2010, 12:59, closed)
Three years
it's no time at all.
(, Fri 12 Feb 2010, 14:03, closed)
..lully. Bravo your Mum.
(, Fri 12 Feb 2010, 16:06, closed)
Lovely story!
(, Fri 12 Feb 2010, 16:26, closed)

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