The main problem with the funeral announcement above is that my parents were quite demonstrably divorced... about the only things they still shared were the children!
The history of the failing marriage is set out in my book. Other relationships faltered within the family, and my brother changed his name to my mother's maiden name. Some of my siblings evidently did not want to either acknowledge or accept all of the rifts that had happened.
My mother's relationship to Vi was a deeply entangled one, and that aspect of things rather precludes the idea that my mother had in any meaningful sense remained close to my father.
We can perhaps take a closer look at mother's moralising and disapproving attitude toward my father, as well. And, in this connection, About the Mental and Moral Health Issues is an article which expands a bit on this.
Three out of the five siblings developed Type 2 diabetes (myself, Diana and Dennis), and my grandfather Wheelton suffered also. Amongst the offspring of my mothers three siblings, there seem to be fewer occurrences. The genetics of the condition are not straightforward, and there are quite a number of mutations that can contribute. So, there may within this family be particular aggregates which include my father’s gene pool which may contribute to the relatively higher density among the siblings.
I and my grandfather Wheelton developed an aortic aneurysm. There is a higher incidence of this condition among diabetics. More generally, there are higher incidences of vascular disease among diabetics; and, in my case, I have cardiovascular disease. There is a strong suggestion that Diana suffered from this also, for she died of a cardiac arrest aged sixty-two.
We must bear in mind that my parents did divorce and that my brother Dennis changed his surname to my mother’s maiden name. My mother, moreover, clearly showed signs of being lesbian in her sexual orientation. There are some cultural factors to take into account, also.
In July 2017, I had a CT scan of the brain and some significant brain damage was discovered. It appears from this that we have a physiological explanation for why I lost the power of speech at about eighteen months old. My mother indeed felt alienated from me, and there is now this strand with which I can make some reappraisals of all that happened.
About the Mental and Moral Health Issues is an article I have written which rather extends this discussion.
A Severely Dysfunctional Family: A case study of relationship breakdowns within the author’s family
My book on the breakdown of family relationships was published in 2016 on this page of the Amazon Kindle platform.
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