Frankie and the Wave
An introduction to Liz and Frankie:
Frankie and I have been married for 51 years, we have two sons and they are Chris who is 50 and Paul is 49 ( quick of the mark)! Chris lives in Somerset and is the dad to our two our much loved granddaughters who are Poppy 22 and Tilly 18 and Paul lives in Glengormley, close to us.
When the girls were small Frankie went over to look after them when needed and at midterm and holidays he went over and brought them back to us. Grandad’s stories were very important to the girls and “The wave that waved no more” was their favourite. I hope you get my meaning in using Frankie’s story in this little poem for tide
Frankie has Lewy Bodies Dementia and very recently moved into residential care for the first time, after an extended period in hospital. Before this Liz cared for Frankie in their home. Liz has written several poems about her experience as a carer.