Letters: Just ask 'how are you?'
Madam --If I didn't know that my poor Mam is dead and gone I would have thought it was her sending in that letter. (Sunday Independent, Jan 12, 2014). It must be like that in a lot of Irish homes, forgetting about your elderly loved ones who were once young, beautiful and full of life, just like the selfish people who are ignoring them now.
My heart goes out to that lady. She really must be feeling low to try and reach out to someone who will perhaps just read what she's going through.
I believe we all should stop for a moment, pick up the phone and just ask: 'Mam or Dad, how are you?'