Love and respect after 30 yearsBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7219.1261 (Published 06 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1261
- Terry Cubitt, general practitioner
- Alton, Hampshire
Footballers were playing in the field just over the neatly clipped hedge from the cemetery, their shirts uncomfortably brash against the faintly blue Lincolnshire sky, their imprecations and oaths almost swept away by the customary wind. Sue and I tended my parents' grave, briskly brushing the accumulated green stuff from the headstone. We stood back to look at the now much cleaner headstone An old man I had noticed in the distance came past pushing his bicycle, the …
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