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Do we really know our parents? – Mother (BLW Contributor)

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It’s amazing how a simple conversation can lead to a road trip, and to revelations about a person I thought I knew, but obviously didn’t, well not completely anyway. But then who does? Out of the blue Mother asked whether Derry was far from here, “Here” being Drogheda. I asked why and mother responded with a story I’m certain she’d never told me before. Before long I’d learnt that she had been based in Eglington during the second world. She had been desperate to become a Wren, and as she freely admits, it was mostly because of the uniform. ‘It was so smart’. But she also admitted that she needed to get away from the man who was eventually to become her husband – my father. ‘Stage fright?’ . Having applied she was delighted to be accepted into the Wrens and so began her great adventure. Handsome Naval…

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