Peter

Some followers keep asking, how is Peter. I am afraid to say, that Peter is very disabled now in that most days he can hardly move at all. Today, he is about to undergo some bone scans. It is very difficult for Peter to move in a way that it does not hurt too much. The painkilling tablets that he has been given so far, do not seem to help much at all. Peter has a lot of kidney trouble. A lot of water stays in the body and causes much swelling, especially in the feet and legs.

[241] What a Year – 2020

“And as COVID has shown, if we face an emergency, we are prepared to fight for our lives; let’s fight for climate change as hard, since that will be what’s going to determine our lives from now on.”

We faced an emergency with COVID, Bu climate change is an increasing emergency. There is no doubt about it!

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It isn’t over yet, it might never be over; and when it’s over, the next challenge awaits us. The next challenge has already started however, it’s the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced, and therefore I’ll continue focussing on it: I’m talking about climate change and the energy transition of course, and other related environmental problems, which obviously haven’t stopped during COVID.

Some got worsened, such as single used plastics, take-away containers, mouth masks, and worse of all the sanitary tissues – which don’t only clog the sewage systems. Others on the other hand got a glimpse of perfection, such as the Himalaya that became visible after years having been covered in smog, and in other cities air pollution dropped to historically low levels – or at least in the history of the industrialised world.

In the meantime, California’s bush fires keep ravaging the USA, while the amazon keeps burning…

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2 thoughts on “In Memory of Charlotte, my Mother”

https://auntyuta.com/2014/02/17/in-memory-of-charlotte-my-mother/

  1. berlioz1935EditIt is interesting that she passed away on the night of our wedding anniversary. A wedding she had originally not liked taking place. In later years she changed her tune and we were good friends. When we saw her last before she suffered her stroke she suffered severely from dementia. She actually did not know who we were. But I must say she was at that stage a very easy going lovely old lady. I think, without her memory her real good self became dominant.She was immortalised in the film about the Olympic Games in 1936 when the camera, probably scanning the crowd, caught her image. I made this into a fictional story and published it in a blog of my own.http://berlioz1935.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/the-woman-who-jumped-up-for-jesse-owens/Reply
    1. auntyutaEditThanks for the comment and for the link, Berlioz.
      Actually I reblogged the Jesse Owens story. Maybe this way a few more people are becoming aware of it. If it is true – and we cannot be 100% sure about this – it would say a lot about my mother. Peter Uwe, as I remember, refused to believe that Charlotte jumped up for Jesse Owens, when we showed him the documentary. But who knows? It might very well be true. This picture from the Leni Riefenstahl documentary for sure shows a great likeness, This is what I think. 🙂

Above is a link to my blog from February 2014 where I mentioned how my mother died and where her ashes got buried.

https://catterel.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/saving-the-bacon/#comment-7279

Catterel wrote a story about dementia and this led me to make the following comment:

‘I actually saw my mum only for a few weeks at the end of 1994 just before she had a stroke and died within a few days after that. So I had esperienced her dementia only for a very short time during our Berlin visit in 1994. My mother was 83 at the time. I wrote about it here:

https://auntyuta.com/2014/02/17/in-memory-of-charlotte-my-mother/

In a comment to my blog from February 2014 Peter, my husband wrote:

“. . . When we saw her last before she suffered her stroke she suffered severely from dementia. She actually did not know who we were. But I must say she was at that stage a very easy going lovely old lady. I think, without her memory her real good self became dominant. . .”

I think Peter is right, for all the difficult times that she had experienced during her life, probably did not bother her anymore, and she probably forgot about people that she felt did offend her and that she did hold a grudge against. I had the impression she did not hold a grudge against anyone anymore. And she was even able to retrieve some beautiful memories about her travels that she had been able to do before she retired. She showed me Photos about these travels. I am sure these travels she was still able to remember!!’🙂