On my recent visit to Dunedin I drove past the first house I lived in from when I was born until about 7 years old. On this visit memories came back of having naps with my mum during the day before I started school. Mum never kept well and was always tired. She battled with sickness all her life and weight problems. She lived on medication for her entire adult life until she died at the age of 52. Lea and I visited her grave while in Dunedin.
There were of course later happier memories though often I am haunted with the battles mum and dad had and how sad it made me feel to see them so frequently obviously unhappy living together.
|My first home in Halfway Bush, Dunedin|