I have never seen my mother show emotion. My father died as a young man and not once did I see my mother grieve.
We decided to go and see Tony Bennett and for the first time I saw emotion. As her favourite singer he took he back to her younger years spent with my father. I feel privileged to have shared this experience with her and one I will never forget.
My mother died in November 2017 from MND and Tony Bennett played at her funeral; taking me back to that time shared and placing her back in the arms of my father.
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