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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) 18:42 - Feb 14 with 2719 viewsPJH

It was not a shock because she had been in hospital for two weeks and we were told on Friday morning that she probably only had hours to go, she was also 95.

The reason that I am posting this at all is because I want to thank her and my late dad (he died 8 years ago next month) for introducing me to ITFC.

I might have discovered ITFC anyway but it helped having club supporting parents.

They first took me when I was aged 3 or 4, it could have been either but my first memory of football (and probably anything else) puts it at that time.

I know I was at PR on 22nd March 1958 with my dad because that was when my sister was born and the midwife wanted me and dad out of the way.

I have memories of F.A. Cup games against Luton and Peterborough in 1959 and 1960 and the opening of the floodlights at PR in 1960 but most of my real ITFC memories start with 1961/62- but that is another story

Thanks mum (and dad) RIP
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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 18:44 - Feb 14 with 1833 viewsMoriarty

Sincere sympathies. May she and your Dad rest in peace.

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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 18:45 - Feb 14 with 1814 viewsYou_Bloo_Right

Condolences PJH.

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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 18:46 - Feb 14 with 1800 viewsfooters

My condolences to you and yours, PJH. A very respectable innings. Although at the minute you wonder whether it was a blessing or a curse to be introduced to us.

RIP Mother PJH.

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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 18:46 - Feb 14 with 1794 viewsvapour_trail

Condolences, PJH, lots of love x

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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) (n/t) on 18:48 - Feb 14 with 1772 viewsfloridablue

How lucky you were to have 'both' parents take you to your first Portman Road games way back when and still have the memories! I had neither but still enjoyed the journey, apart from...
My condolences.

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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 18:49 - Feb 14 with 1769 viewsSonOfSpock

I am very sorry for your loss.
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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 18:51 - Feb 14 with 1752 viewsSwansea_Blue

Condolences PJH. Just from seeing the title, I’d assumed she had a good innings as I know you remember us from well before the SBR days. And 95 is indeed a cracking innings.

RIP PJH’s mum.

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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 18:54 - Feb 14 with 1730 viewsCotton_eyed_joe

Condolences PJH.
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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 18:58 - Feb 14 with 1707 viewsjeera

Sorry to hear of your loss mate.

95 takes some doing, bless her.

It's nice to read that you have such fond memories of them both.

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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:01 - Feb 14 with 1690 viewsWicklowBlue

Deepest sympathies to you and family PJH. Your parents obviously had great footballing knowledge. Let's hope at some stage our famous club can start climbing back to those lofty heights.
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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:01 - Feb 14 with 1681 viewsSwailsey

So sorry to hear this.

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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:06 - Feb 14 with 1659 viewscressi

My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:01 - Feb 14 by Swailsey

So sorry to hear this.


I don't know you But my condolences sounds like you had great parents i lost my dad 10yrs ago but have wonderful memories at the football from around 1970 memories last forever.
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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:09 - Feb 14 with 1634 viewsBlue_Order

Sorry to hear that mate. My thoughts are with you.
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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:16 - Feb 14 with 1596 viewscarlisleaway

Sincere sympathies PJH, I have a father still alive at 95 who introduced me into football at Portman Road and can well imagine what you are going through
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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:18 - Feb 14 with 1573 viewsJ2BLUE

Sorry to hear that mate.

RIP.

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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:20 - Feb 14 with 1567 viewsBloomBlue

Sorry to hear your news PJH, while 95 is a great age that never makes it any easier I know.

Most of my football memories strangely also started around that same 61/62 season, going to football with my Dad and Granddad.

Hope you take time out and remember those great memories, there is certainly something special when you all enjoy it together as a family. That's the same for me these days but now its mostly grandkids & great grandkids and that family experience is probably now more important than the football.
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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:20 - Feb 14 with 1563 viewsBlueandTruesince82

Condolences for your loss but great memories to have. Clearly moments to be treasured.

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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:20 - Feb 14 with 1562 viewsGuthrum

Sorry to hear that PJH. Some great memories there.

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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:24 - Feb 14 with 1537 viewsDubtractor

Condolences PJH, and thanks for sharing that.

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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:24 - Feb 14 with 1537 viewseireblue

Condolences PJH, and thanks for sharing your stories.
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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:30 - Feb 14 with 1506 viewsFixed_It

Sincere condolences. As others have said, thanks for sharing and treasure those memories.

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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:34 - Feb 14 with 1486 viewsKeno

Thinking of you mate

Not an easy time but enjoy the memories

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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:37 - Feb 14 with 1466 viewsDebsyAngel

So very sorry for your loss - may your dear Mum rest in peace xxx
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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:38 - Feb 14 with 1463 viewsm14_blue

So sorry to hear that PJH.
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My mum passed away today(I know I have put it on football) on 19:45 - Feb 14 with 1424 viewsbrogansnose

Sorry to hear that PJ. Sincerest condolences.
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