13. Oct, 2021

Women of Influence - Emily Daysh

My Mum was a solo mum when it wasn't fashionable to be one and she worked on the local "number please" manual telephone exchange. When she was on night shift I would stay with my gread grandmother who encouraged me to "play with her left over embroidery threads and was influential in developing my love of needlework. Her husband died before i was born but she lived with her younger Daughter Ivy, who was partially disabled intellectually. aunty Ivy also did "fancy work". At 92 Nanna was still spry enough to do the highland fling (on the kitchen table) She was a tiny mite- barely 5 feet tall but full of zip and a strict disciplinarian.