|Me and my late brother...1973|
As you can imagine, we were devastated. My mum I don't think has ever recovered.
I was 22, had a son myself, and was going through a very difficult time with my then husband....who I had happened to meet through my brother. We split up not long after Tom's death.
His wife remarried 18 months later to a complete and utter arse..no other word for him! He gave those kids quite a hard time, not that we saw them much...my
Anyways that marriage split up, some really horrible stories have since come back to us....believe he is in prison now, turns out he was a paedophile.
Anyways over the years we have followed the kids as much as we could through friends and friends of friends....BUT now they have contacted us and want to get to know us....well 3 of the 4 of them have. Apparently now that they have families of their own....and want to know more about their Dad and his family. Their mother has destroyed all photo's and information she had of Tom...so they have nothing, absolutely NOTHING of their Dad. How cruel..what a BITCH, no wonder they have nil to do with her anymore. The eldest has stayed with his Mum....he has mental health issues I believe.
Anyways yesterday I started going through all my albums....and my sister is doing the same and we are going to make up an album for the kids.....so they can learn more about their Dad. The kids are so overwhelmed, ....as we are too. A door that we have wanted to be opened is slowly creeping open....and we couldn't be happier.