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Death comes to us all

From the mean streets  of Collyhurst to the dreaming spires of Oxford by dint of his intellect and dedication, Dad got on. A lifelong believer in equality and fairness he was one of the many who forged the way for Attlee's post war government to found the welfare state. Labour forever was Dad.

A passion for science fiction, music and women – these things never left him. He was the best of granddads to my girls.  Happy to take them and pick them up from school.  Endlessly patient and loving towards them.

He read the Guardian when it was the Manchester Guardian and still meant something, no Polly Toynbees back then. 

Remember him finally giving in to my request to go see United. A match against Juventus  and on the Stretford end. The other fans in the stands were effing and blinding. He told them to stop cos his impressionable son was there.  Thankfully we didn't get beaten up. And how sweet of him.

When I was about 10 dad got a peculiar work assignment. Providing food colouring for the buckets of slop circus clowns throw at each other. As a result of this I got to be taken to the circus at Belle Vue and go sit with the clown pre performance in his caravan and watch him transform himself with make up nto the character I would soon see in the centre of the ring. To a child this was magical.

Driving through North Wales in the Wolseley. Sun shining, just me and him listening to the top 40 on the car radio he made (which used to wander off a bit) and so happy together.

In the holday home in Benllech. Him drying my hair. On the beach in the little boat he borrowed him, me and Ruth rowing in the sea. Bliss.

Identity Bereft. Hallelujah! Free at last.
Erm. Coasting between selves I guess. There are three but none are me.


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undefinedreference Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
I do hope your girls are ok after what happened in your home town..
Zapatak Featured By Owner May 29, 2017
Thankyou. They are.
undefinedreference Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
And how's existence in general?
Zapatak Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2017
And how goes it with you?
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veeegeee Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Professional Writer
cornflower-sea Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
I appreciate that you have taken actions
that are considered as positive acknowledgement of my art,
and I will simply leave it at that.
Zapatak Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
Cool! Hi! 
veeegeee Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Professional Writer
creapicform Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Mark, thank you very much:)
Zapatak Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
My pleasure, Wieslaw! Spring soon,hurray :)
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