Looking After Mother

On one occasion, arriving at hospital during Mum’s recent spate of admissions, I find her sitting on the bed of the young Ethiopian woman opposite. The girl from the next bed is also perched there. The two young ones are in pyjamas, giggling away like teenagers at a sleepover. “Do you know what your mum just said?” says one. “She said, ‘It’s Saturday night. Let’s go for a rave up!’” The Ethiopian girl puts her arm round Mum affectionately. “Last night, she had a lovely silk nightie on and she was showing us her legs.”

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2008/jul/12/familyandrelationships1

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