If you’ve read my book you will know about the close bond between Rosie and her Grandma June, and how they would sit side by side in our theatre in Row H – seats 7 and 8 writing actors notes for our annual pantomimes.
Mum loved writing the tags for these Christmas shows.
So, I wrote this tag which I spoke last week at the end of my mother's funeral service, and dedicated this to her as the curtain fell on her farewell performance.
Your story now is ending
We know you’ve had such fun,
With the shows and the directors’ notes
You shared with everyone.
And the lazy days and summers
Or in every sort of weather,
With messy kids and pool and cake
When we were all together
We’re “moulded” by those memories
But bonds may not be broken
With a robin and a rainbow
And your truth which must be spoken.
Applause now as we say farewell
Remembering all the laughter
The magic and the memories,
Forever, ever after.