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Amit - Chapter 08

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My husband didn't die out here, it was the one thing he wanted just to get back home. Anyhow when he went back ... he said to the doctor at the beginning of September "when can I go back to Spain"" They said sorry I don't think you can go back. At the crematorium we didn't have hymns, I had "Viva España." It played all the way through, "take me back to sunny Spain." He wasn't a religious person to the extent that he would have wanted to sing "Jerusalem" and all those things that make you cry. So, when "take me back to sunny Spain" started everyone just looked at me, and I felt happy about it ... well, he would have thought, "Reenie, it's only you who would have thought of that." I had really also wanted to drive our car right back [from Spain] to the crematorium [in the U.K.], because I wanted our car up there, and its Spanish number plate — we used to drive it down from Bilbao, through Madrid, stop at a Parador at about 2:00 and the next morning we'd be down here by 12:00 — but my son went "oh no mother, this is one time when you can't."

Doreen, an eighty-one year old Scottish woman told me this account while sitting outside drinking coffee in Easter time in the pleasant surroundings of a town on the Costa del Sol. Having retired to Spain some thirteen years earlier with her husband, and now five years after his death, she was on the verge of moving "home" — to the south of England to be near her family. Her children were pleased she was returning and her young granddaughter was particularly excited at the prospect of having "Nannie Spain" back, the one who "kisses on two cheeks." However, Doreen's children had known better than to interfere in or influence her decision, more accustomed as they were to looking in their diaries to find out where on the globe their parents were at that moment. The year Doreen's husband died, the couple had only shortly returned from a cruise around Alaska, and at the time of our conversation she was excitedly planning a cruise in Australia. For Doreen's part, her arrival in Spain those years ago "seems like yesterday," and she described her time there as filled with exciting experiences of travel and discovery. Although she was happy to be returning to the U.K., she still maintained that she would keep traveling back and forth from Spain: "oh no, no no ... I'm not going back in that sense," she insisted in her rolling Scottish accent. For Doreen, traveling to Spain was the key, she felt, to what kept her alive.

My husband didn't die out here, it was the one thing he wanted just to get back home. Anyhow when he went back ... he said to the doctor at the beginning of September "when can I go back to Spain"" They said sorry I don't think you can go back. At
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