Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My Mother's Footsteps

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by Adam McCulloch

"BEFORE my mother died of a long illness, she scheduled her funeral so it wouldn't clash with either of her walking groups' weekly hikes. The Goannas hiked on Wednesdays and the Skyline Walkers on Saturdays. My mum, Patricia McCulloch, died on September 6, 2007. The day after her funeral, my father, two brothers, oldest nephew and I joined the Skyline Walkers for their Saturday sojourn.

"It's just a hike," my father said, but with the entire family following in mum's footsteps, the symbolism was obvious.

"This was one of your mother's favourite walks," dad explained as we drove through the Adelaide Hills towards Warren Conservation Park, the designated meeting place. It was just what I wanted to hear... "

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