I have decided to put the following into my Nan’s coffin.
A pair of wrist warmers, knitted by Jo. Nan loved the colours in the pair that Jo originally made for her, but one got lost. She loved the pastel colours, but she also loved the labour and love that went into making them. It reminded her of her work in the glove trade.
A badge from the launch for my last book, The Alienated Academic. It was dedicated, in large part, to her.
A Walsall FC badge from 1979, when my Granddad first took me to a game. Their house and Fellows’ Park were safe spaces. The world felt very different in 1979. As she will be interred with him, it feels so important for this to be there with them.
A card representing nature. She loved the world. She loved blossom.
A copy of the tribute I wrote for her.