Did You Forget to Ask Your Mother?

Then Check Your Local Paper


My mother was 91 when she died and there are still things I forgot to ask her – about her early life; about those years before I developed my own consciousness; about my father. It is a relief therefore, as I research the Mudgee Guardian, to see her flitting across the pages with her golf sticks, or laughing shyly at her 21stbirthday, or dancing at St Dominic’s annual ball in her red matelasse and black velvet ball gown…

This article by Colleen O’Sullivan appeared in the Mudgee Guardian, 13 October 2014.

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Did You Forget to Ask Your Mother


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