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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 had a Hillman Imp, which got crashed into at a T junction by a Hillman Hunter, one day when I was at school. She survived OK, but no-one knows if that triggered the breast cancer or not. It was diagnosed in March '76, and she died in the May; all they had back then was radiation therapy or full mastectomy.

I was six when she died, and I have very few memories of her;
- her arguing with my father while the pair stood above me, I may have had a cheap shit Scalextric ripoff on the floor
- sitting in the front seat of the Imp when she picked me up after school to go somewhere (we lived 300 yards from school so it wouldn't have been straight home)
- her putting out the laundry in the back garden on a beautiful summers day in what must have been '75
and - hackneyed as it sounds - the last time I ever saw her.
She was in bed, at home, with my father and her mother (my grandmother) present. My last words to my mum were "please don't die mummy", at which point I was shooed out by probably quite upset adults.

Sorry, no funny payoff. I need a beer and to dry my eyes.
(, Fri 12 Feb 2010, 22:32, 7 replies)
There aren't the words, anything I'd say seems crass.
(, Fri 12 Feb 2010, 22:50, closed)
A beer
for you as this is pure truama.
(, Fri 12 Feb 2010, 23:24, closed)
*Man hugs*
*Pours beers*
(, Sat 13 Feb 2010, 10:24, closed)
I need to dry my eyes too.

of all the replies on this QOTW this is the only one to produce tears
(, Sat 13 Feb 2010, 18:28, closed)
Thanks, all 4 replies above.
*buys second round*
(, Sat 13 Feb 2010, 21:53, closed)
Can top the innocence and simplicity of a child's love for their mom.

(, Sun 14 Feb 2010, 3:32, closed)
an awkward but well meaning man hug.
(, Mon 15 Feb 2010, 13:20, closed)

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