Gladys stepped into the breach. She came every day from 9 am to 3 pm, looked after my mother and cleaned the house. I made arrangements to work from my mother’s home as much as I could. When I had to go to London, Gladys would wheel my mother home in the afternoon and she would stay with Gladys and her husband John until it was time for bed. Together they would wheel her back to her own home and either Gladys, Glen or Christine, who lived near Gladys and worked at the hospital during the day, would stay the night. My mother liked visiting Gladys’ home. She liked the coal fire and the black labrador Sam. Despite this, she often seemed depressed.
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