Elizabeth L. Anderson 1927 - 2001
A biographical introduction of my Mother's life is difficult to
write, as she was such a complex person. So I append notes that define
specific aspects, each one could warrant a site of its own – so
briefly, meet my Mother:
A craft potter
Two great grandchildren
One husband and one Faith
A menagerie of animals loved and cared for; a couple of dozen dogs,
couple of cats, parrots, rabbits and guinea pigs.
Recently my Dad said something that sparked off these thoughts:
“What I have missed most recently is the conversation."
But more than that, it was the ideas and stimulation that stemmed from these
conversations. Ideas that most recently would have been a formula for a new
pottery glaze. In the past my Mother’s ideas were the building blocks
of her visions, spiritual strengths and beliefs that would ultimately lead
to enlightenment and change.
Overcoming fears, prejudices and doubts, not at least her own, to confront
and challenge the establishment, her profession, social services and the Church.
Therefore through demonstration, enlightenment, a deep Faith, my Dad's support
and sheer bloody-mindedness she invariably reached her objectives.
After her death we received many calls, messages and letters, from
people spanning a great period of time. In many instances these people
recounted experiences, where in the past, perhaps 20 or 30 years
ago, their paths crossed my Mother's, on occasions perhaps only briefly.
But in many instances these people's lives had been touched and influenced
by my Mother's convictions and beliefs.
To conclude, this site has been created to celebrate my Mother's
achievements, as a mother, a professional nurse, craft potter and
writer, but essentially to allow her beliefs and faith, expressed
in her poems to be read by people the world over.