My husband and I took them a framed photograph of themselves when they were much younger. I think they really liked the idea. They showed the portraits to all the carers and nurses who attended whilst we were there. It was my intention that their visitors should know that they’d both led wonderful lives.
It’s strange that as people grow older, outsiders focus entirely on their ages. I’m sure it must frustrate a lot of old people. We must celebrate their achievements. We do them a terrible disservice by ignoring their accomplishments.
With this in mind, I’ve placed a few photographs on this blog that my father-in-law did when he was in the Middle East during the 2nd World War. He was a keen amateur photographer and has really captured the essence of the region.