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I keep on thinking of how far she walked that day and what must of been on her mind -trying to get home which of course is no longer there. She certainly gave it a good go, but mum was always a determined lady when she put her mind to something. I'm glad I didn't encourage her to get and electric bike (one of her ideas in the last year) -she was a keen cyclist in her hey day and god only knows where she would have ended up. Its tremendously sad but I can also see the comical side as well -sometimes I don't know whether to laugh or cry when I think about itHi @Palerider, you are on the home stretch - taken some effort for sure. I'm sure that walk back was evocative, it is incredible the strength and resolve of the human condition, your poor old Mum being able to do that is astonishing - I remember talking to the Police about my Mum's 'walk-about' to 'get home' when she was on a walking frame, I just couldn't comprehend how physically she had done it (I still can't really), the Police Officer said it wasn't unusual to witness these levels of endurance.
Look after yourself - none of this is easy physically or emotionally. All the best.
You know I was doing a similar thing -the main pantry was full of out of date stuff!With reference to kitchen cupboards, do you remember a couple of months ago when people were stripping the shelves in the shops? Of course you do. Well I thought I would look through my cupboards to see what I had - while they were all hoarding food I was throwing out tins and packets that were well out of date!