Our Family by Victor Pemberton

Usually I do not re-blog someone else’s post. The exception is that yesterday morning, my own mother passed away.

This blog, posted by Ben Herman, is in tribute to my mother.
My own thoughts will be posted later.

In My Not So Humble Opinion

My girlfriend Michele’s mother passed away yesterday morning. This post is being written in her memory.

May Alley was born in Liverpool, England in the 1930s. As a young girl she lived through the horrors of World War II, as the Nazis inflicted their terrifying Blitz upon Great Britain. Following the War the UK experienced a severe economic depression, and May came to the United States in the 1960s to look for work.  Living in New York City she married and eventually gave birth to Michele.

Michele and I have been a couple for over eight years now. I was fortunate enough to meet May on a number of occasions during this time. She was a very sweet woman.

I was often reminded of May when I read the historical novels of London-born author Victor Pemberton.  I initially knew of Pemberton from his work as a writer and script editor on Doctor Who in the…

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  1 comment for “Our Family by Victor Pemberton

  1. Christopher Lapidus
    March 18, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    My Mom was born in the 1930’s in Southampton and her father was from Liverpool so they moved back there after WW2 and my uncle went to university at the University of Liverpool. My mom chose secretarial work and having an English secretary was big in NYC in the 1960s, so my mom came, sponsored by the English Speaking Union, in January 1963. My mom met my dad a music club he started and were married in 1967. I also lost my mom in 2010 after having dementia. I feel your pain.
    I love 80’s new wave like Depeche Mode and the cure, siouxsie and the banshees.

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