An inspiring true story that just had to be told.
From Dust to Dust and a Lifetime in Between is the story of an incredible, ordinary life. Perhaps made all the more incredible because it was so ordinary.
Devoted grandmother Mollie Cooke always dreamed of writing her own eventful life story – but sadly dementia robbed her of the opportunity. Now in a touching final act of kindness Mollie’s beloved granddaughter Katherine has finally published her biography for her. The result is an eventful life story filled with love, the unspeakable anguish of losing her loved ones and finally mastering her life with Alzheimer.
Growing up in a sheltered dream world in a little English town called Church Stretton, falling in love and getting married. That’s the way it should be, a future life that every little girl dreams of. A constant line, a perfect path to follow. That’s how all began, shortly before the 1920’s.
But that’s not how life is, is it? Life’s not always fair, and takes turns that are not understandable. And so it was that the first plunge into the deepest dark wasn’t far off. An icy cold blizzard hit me, leaving a trail of devastation, only to move on without any explanation.
Life didn’t let me go, and getting back to my feet rewarded me with the greatest gift. Rocketing up, I touched the highest mountaintops of love. But life doesn’t stand still and moments cannot be frozen. It moves on and tells its own tale.
It wasn’t long before I encountered the next fall.
This is my story. This is Mollie’s story.
Our yesterday’s fortune doesn’t belong to us anymore and what’s to come tomorrow isn’t ours yet. It’s only the now that is ours for a short moment.
Publication date: September 2013