Photos for David

AuntyUta

Today I selected a few photos to give to David when we next see him. Before I inserted the photos in a little photo album, I scanned them all. I want now to share these photos with my blogger friends. David did get to know Gaby while she lived in Ferguson Lodge which is a place for disabled people in a wheelchair. In this place people were well looked after. However it was institutionalized care. Gaby was very happy when in 1989 David made it possible for her to move into her own home. She was 32 at the time and Davidwas 40.

The picture of Peter holding baby Caroline was taken ca. March 1979, visiting Gaby at Ferguson Lodge with friend Ron Bates.

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8 thoughts on “Photos for David

  1. What a kind idea – I’m sure david will be very touched and pleased. It must have been with mixed feelings that you sorted them out. Blessings 🙂

    1. Actually these photos were given to David a year ago. I just reblogged them now. Sadly David passed away on the 5th of this month. Tomorrow is to be his funeral. I wrote about it in my following post. Somehow I missed including the death notice in this post, so I had to post another one about it.
      David had been very sick for a number of years. Some months ago his left leg had to be amputated below the knee. After two months in hospital David was placed in a Nursing Home and one of his brothers became his carer. When we last saw him he said that he doesn’t think that he’s ever going to get out again from this place. He simply lost interest in living.
      Thanks for commenting, Cat.

      1. Uta, I’m so sorry – I hope my comment didn’t upset you. That is very sad. But if someone has lost interest in life … we can only hope he is in a better place now. My condolences to you both.

    1. Thanks, Noeleen, yes, I am okay.
      It’s just that both Gaby and David having passed away now, I think a lot about their lives. And I think about the lives of David’s large family. I don’t really know his family very well. Some of them are real strangers to me. Gaby of course knew all of them and they certainly remember Gaby. I regret now that I didn’t pay a bit more attention to what Gaby had to tell us about their lives. So much of what Gaby told us, I seem to have more or less forgotten. It shows, my memory isn’t all that good. —
      But yes, I am okay, Noeleen, Thanks for asking. 🙂

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