Happy Birthday Mum

Jean Eve Paradise was my Mum. She had three boys (Paul, Brandon and me) and a daughter Shae. Today is the 14th May, her birthday. My mum passed five years ago this coming September. She is missed very much, but we always remember ‘Grandma Jean’ with colour and theatrics. She was in the movie ‘Charlottes Webb’, an extra in a number of scenes, but a few closeups in a few scenes too. She also acted in a number of commercials in Australia. The main one being shot in Melbourne for a national jeans brand ‘Just Jeans’. Odd that her name was also Jean. Well today would have been her birthday and today’s photograph is of a pink orchid. Something I would send her every year on her birthday. She loved the colour pink and she adored orchids as they are beautiful and have a good shelf life. One year I broke the model and sent her yellow tulips. She was horrified. She called me and inquired ‘why would you do that’? I had to apologise and swear that it would never happen again…

I miss you Mum. You are fondly remembered.

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A Gay Dad reflecting on life in the Shires of England with my not so famous five and two rapscallion Dalmatian hounds

13 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Mum”

  1. Andi, that is such a sweet photo of you and your mum.
    I love the book and movie Charlotte’s Web and how nice to know that your mum was an extra in the movie.
    How special that you sent your mum orchids every year on her birthday!
    (except for the year where you erred in your ways! Ha! Mum knew best!)
    Orchids are beautiful.
    May the memory of your mum always be a blessing!
    Lovely post! ❤

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  2. Sending you all the good thing, Andi. Always hard to say something to this. Missing mom never gets easy, does it? Hugs from us! Klemmer fra oss!

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