OCTOBER - "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children."
My mum, a nonagenarian, has lived all her life in the Isle of Axholme which is a rural area in the north-western corner of Lincolnshire - so called because the rivers Ouse, Don, Trent and Idle formed its natural boundaries. Mum was born in Haxey and moved to the gatehouse on Jeffrey Lane, Belton when she was nine. I love to hear her recall her childhood days and she likes to remember. Because of the distance and, more recently, because of the pandemic, most of the recollections are communicated by letter or by telephone. Mum has a dim view of technology but she is thankful for the telephone!