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The Jackson family

 And here is the whole Jackson family. Pat on the left, John Jackson, always known as Jack of course, Mum in the middle. Bella and Tom. Mum had learned to play the piano and was a regular organist in the church.

As children, Judith, Ann and I were blessed with musical parents. Mum played piano and Dad was the choir master and song leader. And our young lives were filled with the love of music. The radio was always on. Dad joined the World Record Club and let us help him choose the monthly selections. We were all encouraged to learn the piano and to develop and use our musical talents. For sure, Mum’s love of music has cascaded down through the generations as is witnessed today as part of our celebration of Mum’s life and legacy.