1982 : Ill but trying to hide it…

By 1982 my Mum was in full paranoia mode, but you wouldn’t think it from this photo. She never accepted she was ill and often it was “us” against “her” – whenever we saw someone from Carlton Hayes.

Like… They’d ask. “Have you done the cleaning?” She’d reply yes I cleaned so and so… and insist she had. When it fact she had confined herself to her room and did nothing while me and my Dad did the cleaning… It was always like that…

“Have you been shopping…?”

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