Friday, 28 May 2010
MY DEAR OLD DAD
We have had another scare with my Dear Old Dad. His nine lives surely can't last forever? We've been so lucky so far. Last night he had another heart attack and was rushed into hospital. We had an anxious night but this morning the news is promising. He's had his 5th stent fitted and is stable. We can't visit until this afternoon and none of us will really breathe a sigh of relief until we see him for ourselves but, its a lot better now than it was at 3am. This photograph is of my Mum & Dad in their early years. Its one of my favourite family photos. My father took this photograph himself.... in his left hand, he is holding a lead to enable him to fire the shutter from a distance. My Dad ... the ever consumate professional photographer had just returned from photographing an event in central London last night when he had his heart attack. He has always refused to be beaten by his age or his health and continues doing the thing he loves most - taking photographs. Hats off to him. After all, he's only 84.