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A (possibly) dead husband and a stolen Christmas parcel (Rousse)

Life had been difficult since TPR died of cancer, but I resolved to lead as ‘normal’ a life as possible, and went to work as usual. I needed to tell the powers that be that the arrangement for collecting deliveries … Continue reading

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Jimmy Savile back from the dead and on TV again (Rousse)

Jimmy Savile was back from the dead and on television again. We – unwittingly – were honoured guests in the studio because, Savile claimed, we had “beaten the system”. He menaced us in front of the camera by waving plastic … Continue reading

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A bigamous bride-to-be (Rousse)

I was distraught when my husband TPR declared that he no longer loved me, and that I was to be ‘donated’ to a new fiancé – my ex brother-in-law NMcC.  The pair of them tried to placate me with a … Continue reading

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Dead man’s clothes (Rousse)

I selected a broad multi-coloured graph paper print soft cotton shirt for my father’s birthday present. Then I remembered that he was dead, so any purchase would be completely pointless.

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Toby the splint boy (Belle)

I was changing clothes on the Wedding Express train when I read the headline: “Toby the splint-boy dead” Although I couldn’t remember who Toby the splint-boy was, I realised the whole nation would mourn.

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Second wedding wildlife (Rousse)

The bride wore a bizarre blue patterned lawn cotton gown, as did her chief bridesmaid daughter. Two of her three sons, dressed in black suits, vied for the role of best man. This all seemed pretty pointless to me since … Continue reading

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Ashes in the cupboard (Rousse)

QL died with no next of kin. It was for this reason that his ashes ended up in my cupboard. It was always a shocking reminder to see the green box whenever I opened the cupboard door.

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Driver and passenger walk free from overturned Volvo (Rousse)

Having successfully negotiated the main section of the journey to Edinburgh with my maternal grandmother in the smaller of my mother’s two silver Volvos, I lost concentration on a road that had been partially cordoned off, slammed into a traffic … Continue reading

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Darts and death with Prince Charles (Rousse)

When Charles, Prince of Wales challenged TPR to a game of darts, I wandered out into the damp garden. The peace was interrupted when a woman ran across the terrace screaming ‘He’s dead, he’s dead, David is dead!’ Then a … Continue reading

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Blue Peter’s Patch lives! (Rousse)

As a former Blue Peter presenter, I cared for the programme’s dog Patch well into his old age. (Many people mistakenly believed the BBC’s story that the pet had died in the early 1970s. This simply was not true, and … Continue reading

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