My girlfriend Michele’s mother passed away yesterday morning. This post is being written in her memory.
May Alley was born in Liverpool, England in the 1930s. As a young girl she lived through the horrors of World War II, as the Nazis inflicted their terrifying Blitz upon Great Britain. Following the War the UK experienced a severe economic depression, and May came to the United States in the 1960s to look for work. Living in New York City she married and eventually gave birth to Michele.
Michele and I have been a couple for over eight years now. I was fortunate enough to meet May on a number of occasions during this time. She was a very sweet woman.
I was often reminded of May when I read the historical novels of London-born author Victor Pemberton. I initially knew of Pemberton from his work as a writer and script editor on Doctor Who in the…