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This blog will be going quiet for a while

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I learned yesterday that my mother, who was 84 and apparently healthy, died suddenly earlier this week. I will be going to England on Friday and expect to be away for a month or so sorting out the estate and other matters.

But since this blog is about transport economics I cannot resist pointing out that the emailed special fare Air Canada is currently offering at $244 actually turns out to cost $821.54, as you have to buy a round trip and pay a lot of other charges. Anywhere else this would be called misleading advertising.

Thank you for reading, and I hope that you will come back in a month or so and see what I am up to then.

Gwendoline Winifred Rees (nee Johnson) 1922 – 2007

seen below with her great granddaughter in 2004

My mother and her great granddaughter


In this picture my mother is pregnant – I suspect with me or it could be my brother – in the garden of my grandmother’s house in Manor Park. It would be either 1947 or 1948. The chair was my father’s bar mitzvah present, and it still in our possession.

Written by Stephen Rees

February 7, 2007 at 10:34 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Please accept my condolences.


    February 9, 2007 at 5:59 pm

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