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Annie and Maggie Patience
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Annie and Maggie Patience

The lady with dark glasses is Annie Patience of 9 Shore street Avoch. I think her guide dog at that time was named Ivy. Also in the photo is Maggie her sister. I have many letters Maggie wrote to my grandparents Jean and William MacLeman on her Braille typewriter. Maggie and Annie's mother Helen was my Grandad's Auntie who helped care for him after his mother died when he was 10 days old.
Picture added on 19 December 2009 at 17:38
Hello friends, I realised I need to correct part of my description of this photo. I meant to say it was Annie who wrote the letters on her Braille typewriter. She always kept us in touch with what was happening in Avoch and within her life and Maggies and of course dear Ivy.
Indeed the only letter I have that Maggie Helen wrote to my Mum was a very sad one when she told my parents of Annies' passing and her great sorrow. As it is the third anniversary of my Mum's passing this week I have been rereading a lot of the old letters and remembering good times. The last words of Maggie Helen's letter are very apt at this time. "We have many happy memories which we will always cherish. God has been very good to us."
Added by Ann Duggan on 24 April 2010
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