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All the old flowers were cleared away from Melita’s bench a few weeks ago, and no more have been laid recently. My younger daughter K didn’t feel this was right; it seemed as though everyone had forgotten Melita. So on our way home today, we stopped briefly by the churchyard to lay a bunch of white chrysanthemums on Melita’s bench.

Just our small way of saying she is not forgotten.


About arkadyrose

Genderqueer artist, singer, musician, writer, tailor, mead-mazer and doll crafter living in Walthamstow, NE London. Periodically develop obsessions with various topics; currently it's Paganini, previously Ancient Greece and Alexander the Great, but also fascinated by Ancient Egypt and Romano-British culture. Christo-Pagan.


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  1. Glad to know that, along with many others, Merlita is sill in people’s minds. As always in these kinds of situations, there has been much going on behind the scenes, both between the church at St Mary’s supporting her family in the Phillipines and elsewhere, the Met Police continued investigation, and also the work between local charities, agencies and organisations to help the community learn from this. There are plans coming together for some sort or memorial and service at St Mary’s in the new year so watch this space for that. I think there are rich and complex answers to the simply questions ‘why did God send Merlita to us?’

    Posted by Simon Heathfield | Monday, December 22, 2008, 1:43 pm

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