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Peter Reynolds

The life and times of Peter Reynolds

Yellow Magnolia For Mum And Dad

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Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Yellow Bird’

I bought my mother and father this yellow magnolia in the spring of 2014.  My father died the following Christmas and with my mother’s permission, when she moved house six months later, I dug it up and I’ve had it in a pot ever since. Sadly, of course, Mum died the next Christmas.

Now it’s reached its final home.  I’ve planted it in pride of place on the front lawn of my new home.  We scattered Mum’s and Dad’s ashes at Tintern Abbey but I held on to the cardboard box and bags in which we carried them.  So beneath the yellow magnolia is the shredded cardboard and few traces of remaining ashes.

It means a lot to me.

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Written by Peter Reynolds

March 17, 2018 at 5:55 pm

Posted in Biography

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  1. Thanks for sharing peter! I believe your parents would have loved what you have done!

    Stephen Brophy

    March 17, 2018 at 9:19 pm

  2. A quiet simple way of remembering , you have only to look out of your window .

    David Taylor

    March 21, 2018 at 2:37 pm


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