Old age

Last Visit to Olive's

It is thanks to a kind builder that I was able to get into Olive's flat, say a final farewell and take some photographs.

Her flat in now stripped back to bare walls, central heating is being installed, a bathroom is being created and a lifetime of memories has been erased. I was surprised at how little there was left of her, all her belongings gone, no more pictures on the wall, frayed rugs in the hall or piles of paperwork threatening to take over each room.

Her old home may be empty now but what Olive has left behind is far more precious than all those belongings... she has left a lasting impression on all those who met her... especially me.