Audrey' And she was quite, not easy shall we put it that way. Then when she was in her flat as she got older, she was turned 90 when she died and she’d had lots of falls and breaks and illnesses. So we were back and forth, but I never actually nursed her. Only over Christmas when she had a urine infection and things like that. But I was always involved and she lived in [town] so I could drive, and she wouldn’t hesitate to have me go out if she wanted anything.
And we spent hours in hospitals, taking her and visiting and that.
How long ago is all of this?
Audrey' 98 she died. My Father died in 84. And she lived a long time after that.
So do you think at that period of time. It must have been worrying for you?
Audrey' Yes. It made me worry.
Could that influence how you slept then do you think?
Audrey' It probably did, I hadn’t thought about that.
John' On occasions she would phone here late at night or early in the morning and the best example is where she phoned up and when we woke up and lifted the phone, she said ‘Audrey what time is it’? And Audrey said ‘it’s 2 o’clock in the morning Mother’. And she said, ‘Oh that is the same time as my clock’.
Oh so she got disoriented and just phoned up to find out what the time was?
Audrey' Yes. She wasn’t with it and she was having an operation in hospital and she died on the operating table and they resuscitated her which was the worst thing because she really wanted to die, she didn’t want the bother and she lived for about three years after that didn’t she. But you know…