Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Lost Letter from Dying Mum Returned

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Lost Letter from Dying Mum Returned

Article excerpt

A LOST letter from a dying mother to her little girl which was found in a second-hand bookshop has been returned to its rightful owner after 15 years. Bethany Gash, 21, thought she would never again see the loving words her mother Lisa wrote to her after the note went missing in a house move when she was aged about six.

Gordon Draper, owner of Bondgate Books in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, recently found the letter and a photo in the same envelope, tucked in a pile of books.

It reads: "If your dad is reading this to you it is because I have died and gone to heaven to live with the angels."

The loving mother explained she had a "poorly chest" and an operation to fix it had not worked.

It continued: "I will always be in the sky making sure you are all right and watching over you so when you see a bright star, like in the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, that's me.

"I hope you don't forget me because I'll always be your mam."

The note also reminded her to look after Rosie, her pet rabbit. …

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