Thursday, 2 May 2013

Tribute to mum.

My sister and I have agreed that I will buy a potted King James Black Mulberry tree for the garden area of Acacia Lodge Care Home.
King James Black Mulberry tree
The root ball will be left in the pot, to stop the tree from growing too large. Mum's ashes will be placed below the roots of the tree. There will be a plaque saying "Laurel's Tree", or something similar.


Ian Turnbull said...

Nice tribute Nige, mum's are important, that'll be something that will be enjoyed for a long time.


Nigel Kinbrum said...

In the circle of life, it will quite literally be "Laurel's Tree".

Unknown said...

^ Indeed. A very fitting tribute.

Connie said...

That's lovely. When my mum died she was buried in the town where she lives which is a long way from us so it's not so easy to visit. We then planted a tree in our garden and called it mum's tree and when we need to feel near to her we visit her tree. Might be daft but it has helped us.

John Smith said...

I wish there where more blogs devoted to aging family members, it is pretty exhausting. I'm at the point where my mom can't live at home anymore but she wants to live at home. It's not a question of money, she can spend her last years in a nice place, but she was married for 57 years and lived in the same house for 45 years. So now I have to take her on a tour of nice new places to live, but she is nobody's fool, she'll know exactly what is going on.

How do you tell a family member that she has become more of a burden than you can bear?

Paul Staines said...

Like your thinking Nigel

Nigel Kinbrum said...

Hi John,
The only suggestion that I can make is to get your mom on 5,000iu/day Vit D3 (see labels on right). Of all the supplements that mum took, that was the most effective. My mum was a dream to look after in the care home. She always smiled and never moaned, unlike some of the other residents!

If you need your mom's Doctor's permission, print off a pile of studies from my Vitamin D post as supportive evidence. When presented with a 1/4 inch thick pile of studies to read, doctors usually do what you ask!

Cheers, Nige