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Kathleen Greenwood


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I first met Kathleen in a cycling club, The Riverside section of The CTC, and our love of cycling grew to a mutual love. On 9 July 1955 she said "I will" and this made me the happiest man going. I have never regretted that commitment inspite of the various tragedies in our lives.

The worst of all was when my wife had a severe stroke in September 1997 which left her disabled on the her right side and with the loss of her speach. She was discharged from hospital in March 1998 and since then it has been my privilage to tend to her and I hope that she had a reasonable life. The joy for me was to see her laugh and smile, and the cuddles we both enjoyed will live with me forever.

In closing, I found the following poem in her handbag after she died, and that was the first time I had ever looked into her handbag.

We have walked the road of life together
Scaled the height of love and ecstasy
Held eachother close in dark adversity
For all the joys and sorrows shared
For all of life that there is to be
Stay with me love till hand in hand
We walk towards eternity

I do not know who wrote this poem but it was taken from a newspaper cutting and I think it sums up our life together.

Added by: Leslie Greenwood on 3 September 2007.



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