Today is the first day......
.... of the rest of my life, to be by myself
My wife, Marie, died twelve days ago and Friday was her funeral, we had been married just shy of 39 years. Today my family go back to their own homes and life goes on. Marie left a letter that I found after she died. There was also a card with it containing the verse you see in the image on it, she thought it said it all. She suffered from a number of illnesses and died of heart failure, just passed away. Still life goes on, my family is still there, just spread about a bit, and this is image a tribute to Marie, may we see each other again in the future.
The verse was written by a man called Leo Marks on Christmas Eve 1943 in memory to his girlfriend Ruth who died in a pane crash in Canada. On the 24th March 1944 it was issued to Violette Szabo, a French agent of the Special Operations Executive, as a code key for the encryption of messages. She was eventually captured and killed by the Nazis. It was made famous by its inclusion in the film about Violette , called Carve her Name with Pride.
The figures are a Salt and Pepper Cruet set given to Marie a few years ago by our neighbours and she liked them so much they were put on display, never to be used. I always felt there was a picture to be made out of them, just not in these circumstances.
At the Cruise Li...
South Tyndale Ra...