Stories from the Hippo

Personal stories of parenting, mental health and other musings

Eulogy

Stories from the Hippo

It was somewhere around late afternoon to early evening on Wednesday, 8th March 2017, that my mother-in-law found the eternal peace she had been seeking for some time. When queried, the doctor who had looked after her in life – and who would now be responsible for writing up his final report and paperwork in …

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Death has perfected the art of keeping up appearances. Sometimes sweeping in unannounced. At other times imminent. Yet even when its arrival is expected, the knock on the door can still come as a bit of a shock. My mother-in-law has been keeping death at arms length for a period of time now. At first the diagnosis of …

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