Tag Archives: 2010

Fragments (A)

Nine or ten years ago, the Old Man went to hospital for an out-patient appointment. He was ferried there and back by taxi. Afterwards, he told me that the taxi was equipped with “a speaking clock”. This turned out to … Continue reading

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Friday 31-12-10: more formalities

At the access-road leading to the new site of Peakville Urban College, I saw a sign that read: “Identity cards compulsory beyond this point”. The whole site, with fences, gates and checkpoints, looked more like a secretive research facility than … Continue reading

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Thursday 30-12-10: last visit

Bert’s was closed, so I drove on to Salty Sally’s — I had a long wait there, but in return for that, the fish and chips were crisp and hot. I made a farewell visit to Eastwood Priory, and collected … Continue reading

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Wednesday 29-12-10: death certificate

I collected the death certificate from the coroner’s office, and went to register the death. The registrar who dealt with me was the same one as on the death of the Deceased Lady in 2005. Then I went to see … Continue reading

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Tuesday 28-12-10: work to do

I drove to Peakville, so as to continue my work on settling the Old Man’s affairs. [Original posting 28 December 2011]

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Monday 27-12-10: two cousins

I tried to contact my reclusive cousin N, but without success. She is a cousin on the Deceased Lady’s side of the family. Cousin Z phoned me. She will be away from Shoreville at New Year, until 4/5 January 2011. … Continue reading

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Sunday 26-12-10: Mrs CJ’s reaction

In the evening I phoned Mrs CJ and told her about the Old Man’s death. This was the first time I had managed to contact her since her return from holiday three days ago. “Oh, lovey, I am sorry,” she … Continue reading

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Friday 24-12-10: belongings

I phoned Francesca, and she confirmed that I could collect the Old Man’s belongings between Christmas and New Year. After today, Francesca will be on holiday until 4 January 2011. [Original posting 24 December 2011]

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Thursday 23-12-10: causes of death

Miss DA from the coroner’s office in Peakville informed me that the causes of the Old Man’s death were carcinomatosis and carcinoma of the lung. I phoned Mrs PM to tell her that the Old Man had died. To my … Continue reading

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Monday 20-12-10: many things to arrange

I contacted Mr G at Richter Henker LLP, and asked him to deal with probate. Subsequently I contacted the funeral directors who dealt with the Deceased Lady’s funeral, and the GP surgery that will be issuing the Old Man’s death … Continue reading

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