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When our group went to The Ken Dodd Show in Bolton Ken was told by a carer that her husband had played trombone with him years ago at the Grand Theatre. Ken very kindly wrote to her husband, who has memory difficulties, saying that he remembered him and wishing him all the best. Although her husband would not normally have remembered, he tells every one he meets that" I got a letter from Ken Dodd"
This was a verse written by one
The Empty Chair.
Walter watched his vibrant,fun-loving wife change dramatically over the last two years as dementia has taken a strangle hold.The couple worked together on their farm. His wife's christian names were Ada May Wembley, so called because she was born in May 1923 when Bolton Wanderers were playing in the FA cup,had led a full life. She would think nothing of getting up at the crack of dawn to tend to the animals,milk the cows and drive the tractor. She wrote endless excellent poems mainly humerous dialect poems many of which were published. About the time when she was diagnosed with dementia she wrote this poignant poem.
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