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Aunt Mimi
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I found a similar thread. I’ll add some cross-links.

Aunt Mimi on Cynthia and Yoko

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Aunt Mimi’s nurse said that Aunt Mimi’s last words were “Hello, John”.

Chilling and heartening at the same time.

https://www.findagrave.com/mem…..beth-smith

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@Ahhh Girl: Sounds like they met up on the other side paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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Ahhh Girl said
Aunt Mimi’s nurse said that Aunt Mimi’s last words were “Hello, John”.

Chilling and heartening at the same time.

https://www.findagrave.com/mem…..-smith  

Cool.

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"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

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Ahhh Girl said
Aunt Mimi’s nurse said that Aunt Mimi’s last words were “Hello, John”.

Chilling and heartening at the same time.

https://www.findagrave.com/mem…..-smith  

It says on that site that she is buried here in Poole. Is this true? Did she move in later life?

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She moved to Sandbanks, 126 Panorama Road, in September 1965.

http://www.dorsetlife.co.uk/20…..sandbanks/

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Lucky lady. Sandbanks is a beautiful area. I just had a little read up. Seems Ono sold the place off after her death. It was eventually demolished and a larger house built on the land. What a shame. John visited once in his lifetime. 

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He visited many more times than once, @merrymunky.

Here’s Aunt Mimi speaking in 1981:

He would just turn up and there would be a whirlwind when he arrived. It was usually when the pressure got a bit much. He used to like to come here and turn cartwheels on the beach just by himself; there was nobody else there.

There’s much more detail in the article I linked to in my previous post.

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He visited many more times than once, @merrymunky.

Here’s Aunt Mimi speaking in 1981:

He would just turn up and there would be a whirlwind when he arrived. It was usually when the pressure got a bit much. He used to like to come here and turn cartwheels on the beach just by himself; there was nobody else there.

There’s much more detail in the article I linked to in my previous post.  

Ah yes thanks for that. Amazing what a different story you can read eh?  I’m glad Lennon loved the area. I moved here from Bolton in 2002 and have never looked back. I will never be able to afford a house on Sandbanks but I spend a lot of time down there just walking…or having beach bbqs on my birthday!

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Poole’s definitely a beautiful part of the world, @merrymunky. I spent a lot of time there in the second half of ’80s as a friend owned a house on Elizabeth Road (apparently her family had built much of the road way back, and still owned three houses on the road, two that were let-out, while the third was Wendy’s escape from London). It’s easy to understand how John would have loved the place.

(By the way, out of curiousity, what does, “I moved here from abolition,” mean?)

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Poole’s definitely a beautiful part of the world, @merrymunky. I spent a lot of time there in the second half of ’80s as a friend owned a house on Elizabeth Road (apparently her family had built much of the road way back, and still owned three houses on the road, two that were let-out, while the third was Wendy’s escape from London). It’s easy to understand how John would have loved the place.

(By the way, out of curiousity, what does, “I moved here from abolition,” mean?)  

It means my phone made a daft autocorrect and I didn’t check before hitting the send button! I meant BOLTON. 

My mother was a Boltoner born and bred. My father is from Sussex. I was actually born in Dorset but we moved a lot as a kid due to my parents job. We moved all over the place, Wales, Lancashire, Cumbria etc. Moved back to Bolton when I was 11. Mum remarried a Dorset man and moved back down here when I was 16. I stayed in Bolton till I graduated from uni in 2001 then followed her down. As I say, I’ve never looked back. It’s beautiful down here. 

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@merrymunky LOL! The joys of autocorrect! I was staring at it for ages trying to find some cryptic allusion in it or something! Bolton makes much more sense.

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How was Mimi and Julian relationship? Did they love each other? Mimi was cold with little Julian, or like  a loving and caring grandma?

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Ahhh Girl said
Aunt Mimi’s nurse said that Aunt Mimi’s last words were “Hello, John”.

Chilling and heartening at the same time.

https://www.findagrave.com/mem…..beth-smith

  

Yes. She loved John and never stopped thinking about him, right until the end. Very interesting how different her perception was of John compared to everyone else, knowing him before the Beatles storm started. 

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