This is the first time I've joined in with Julia's 100 word challenge for Grown ups and the prompt 'Lest we Forget' is one (like for many of us) very close to my heart. The weekly challenge is for people over 16 who like to challenge themselves with writing.
As remembrance day approaches I think of the women before me. I never knew my Great Grandmother Agnes but I feel as though I have met her many times, not just because of the striking resemblance she has to my Mother but also because my Grandmother spoke of her often.
Agnes was killed during the blitz as heavy bombing descended upon East London, killed protecting her children in an air raid shelter. My Grandmother was thirteen when she lost her mother. I was thirty six when I lost mine. Three strong women who walked before me, women I will never forget.