I must confess that I have never met my namesake and that makes me sad. I was named after my Aunt, my mother’s sister. Her name was Marguerite May. I was named Marguerite Louise. Marguerite May died three years before I was born at the age of only 25. She was sickly all her life but got very sick in her early 20’s. She died as a consequence of having Coeliac disease. Unfortunately it was not until her autopsy that Coeliac disease was officially diagnosed. From what I’ve been told, I think there was suspicion of Coeliac disease because dietary changes had been in place for some time. Sadly though, in those days not much was known about Coeliac disease, or how to manage it, and the damage to her body had been done.
Marguerite May was born on 4 February 1936. She passed away on 28 April 1961. I was born on 31 May 1964. If Marguerite May were alive today she would be 79.
When it came to this weeks prompt over at My Home Truths for the I Must Confess link up – Do you have an item that you treasure? What does it mean to you and why? – though I have many items that I treasure, it was two items that immediately sprang to mind. I have a ring and a marquesite watch that belonged to Marguerite May. I love and treasure them very much. Marguerite May and I share a name, but having inherited these items makes me feel a stronger connection to this special Aunt who I never got to meet.
Marguerite May married the love of her life ‘Tom’ in 1957. They were married only a few short years before she passed away. Tom never remarried and visited her grave every day for the remainder of his life. He is now buried beside his wife.
I know that one day we will meet and it will be like we have known each other all our lives. We will have so much to talk about! 🙂
Is there someone special in your life that you never got to meet?
Ciao for now,
Camera Settings for photography enthusiasts:
Photo 1: Lens 105mm (micro), Aperture F3, Shutter Speed 1/15s
Photo 2: Lens 105mm (micro), Aperture F11, Shutter Speed 1.30s
Photo 3: An old photo that has been scanned 🙂
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